Plant protection

A team of scientists have identified a promising resistance gene that could help fight a devastating fungus called stem rust, which attacks wheat crops and threatens global food security.

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Plant protection

Climate change-induced pest dispersal and intensity threaten food security. Invasive pests are also one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss.

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Plant protection

The African agricultural sector has to bear with dramatic costs due to Invasive Alien Species, scientists of the UK research institution CABI revealed in a recent study.

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Plant protection

Plants use the signalling molecule GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) to remember the dryness of a day, a recent study shows. This signalling molecule is known from animals to limit their water loss.

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Plant protection

Researchers have decoded the genetic make-up of whitefly species that spread plant diseases and damage crops, raising hopes for tackling the devastating pest.

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Plant protection

Scientists of the international development-led research organisation CABI have updated the first major study of potential biological controls that could be used in the fight against the devastating fall armyworm in…

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Plant protection

Pesticides which are banned in the EU are still being exported to countries outside the EU, and often there is a lack of adequate information and transparency. A new EU study provides an overview of the situation.

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Plant protection

What are the consequences of using synthetic pesticides in agriculture? Lena Luig, speaker at the development organisation INKOTA, and science journalist Ludger Weß discuss this very topic.

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Plant protection

For the first time, an international team of scientists has estimated how nature-based solutions for agricultural pest control deliver USD 14.6 to19.5 billion annually across 23 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Plant protection

Researchers in China have discovered a chemical compound that causes solitary locusts to form massive swarms. 4VA, as the chemical is known for short, could represent a breakthrough in combating locust plagues and…

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