A leaf infested with black sigatoka
Plant protection

Black Sigatoka is one of the most dreaded diseases in banana cultivation. Scientists at the University of Wageningen have now decoded the hereditary matter of the plants and hope to be able to soon check the disease with…

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Plant protection

Scientists at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, are developing a new coating method to protect seeds from being eaten by insects. In doing so, they have drawn inspiration from the humble peach and a few of its peers.

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Over 70 per cent of essential crop wild relative species are in urgent need of collection.
Plant protection

A first of its kind global mapping project reveals gaps in wild crop genetic diversity for agriculture to adapt to future climate change.

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