TTTTF, Cocoa Pod Borer, Potato Blight, Banana Fungus, Coffee Leaf Rust

Existence of TTTTF, a kind of stem rust—named for the characteristic brownish stain it lays down as it destroys wheat leaves and stems—damaged tens of thousands hectares of crops in Sicily. Tests suggests that the pathogen can infect dozens of laboratory-grown strains of wheat, including hardy varieties that are usually highly resistant to crop disease. […]

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Wolbachia: New Means of Controlling Crop-Damaging Pest

A bacterium common in insects has been discovered in a plant-parasitic roundworm, opening up the possibility of a new, environmentally friendly way of controlling the crop-damaging pest. The worm, Pratylenchus penetrans, is one of the “lesion nematodes” — microscopic animals that deploy their mouths like syringes to extract nutrients from the roots of plants, damaging […]

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A New Technique is a Whole New Way of Looking at Crop Protection

Gene-silencing—is a new crop protection technique that acts as a better alternative to chemical products. This technique targets the crops themselves, giving them an added ability to ward off pests and diseases by targeting crop genes, without altering their DNA. By using a non-toxic, degradable spray based on nanotechnology, gene silencing contributes in tackling the […]

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Understanding the Phytobiomes for Improved Crop Productivity

It is a critical time in which new innovative approaches are needed to sustainably increase global crop productivity to meet the demand of an additional 2.4 billion people by 2050. To tackle agricultural complex challenges, a complete analysis of phytobiomes along with complete investigation on endophytic communities could provide critical information to drive agriculture innovations. […]

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Biostimulants and Micronutrients: What the Future Holds ?

The Biostimulants and Micronutrients market is projected to reach USD 2.91 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 10.4% and USD 8.05, at a CAGR of 8.2% Billion by 2021, respectively. The market continues to grow faster than many other areas of the crop protection sector. The demand for biostimulants and micronutrients is driven by […]

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