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Controlling whiteflies: How marigold is helping to promote safer alternatives for pest management

In a recently published study, researchers have identified the natural insect repelling chemical produced by marigold, reinforcing what farmers have culturally used for years as a tool to prevent or reduce whitefly infestations. 748 more words

Agriculture

Using rice to filter pesticide runoff

Rice has been a staple food crop for millions of people for hundreds of years. This important crop is now a major part of 20% of the world’s population, with it being grown on every continent except Antarctica. 557 more words

Agriculture

Apple Tree Diseases – Crown Gall

Crown gall is a bacterial disease caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens (syn. Rhizobium radiobacter), which produces tumour-like swellings on the bark of trees and plants. It can infect a wide range of dicotyledonous (broad-leaved) plants, particularly members of the… 1,202 more words

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