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(NTV Weekend) Disease Resistant Cassava, (East African) Diseases Pose Threats to Cassava Production
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/in-the-news/in-the-news-item/(ntv-weekend)-disease-resistant-cassava-(east-african)-diseases-pose-threats-to-cassava-production
From Kenya, recent national news coverage of virus resistant cassava being developed and tested in the field by our VIRCA partners.
(NTV Weekend) Disease Resistant Cassava, (East African) Diseases Pose Threats to Cassava Production, If the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project in Thika (Kenya) comes to fruition, cassava losses associated with two particularly bothersome viruses will be a thing of the past. The research into GM cassava now in the field trial stage is testing cassava varieties preferred by farmers to develop an improved cassava variety which is resistant to cassava mosaic disease and cassava
Intern’s Experience Furthers Efforts to Develop More Productive Crops
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Prestigious Goldwater Fellowship Awarded to Danforth Center REU Intern
processes in humans such as vision and neurotransmission and in plants such as drought, diseases, Destructive Plant Diseases,” which earned her the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. In her essay, Jenny, destructive diseases. The Goldwater Fellowship is a highly respected and competitive scholarship, conditions, yield more seeds, produce more biomass or are less susceptible to diseases. “Jenny
The Plant Pulse February 3, 2012
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  Insights and Inspiration on Agricultural Innovation GAIN Insight As ag innovators, investors and stakeholders, we can use this letter as a call to action. We need to innovate and get innovation to the mark in a cost-efficient and profitable man ...
Leaf Diseases PhysOrg A specific gene in corn seems to confer resistance to three important leaf diseases—southern corn leaf blight, northern leaf blight, and gray leaf spot—all of which cause
The Plant Pulse February 24, 2012
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Internship Leads to Employment for STLCC Biotechnology Graduate St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The BRDG Park facility is the cleanest, most up-to-date lab I've ever seen. I had to convince myself every day that I could do this kind of work and would m ...
multiple leaf diseases High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal A specific gene in corn seems to confer resistance to three important leaf diseases, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) BRDG Park Company, Forrest Innovations, Works to Fight the Zika Virus
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/in-the-news/in-the-news-item/(st.-louis-post-dispatch)-brdg-park-tenant-works-to-fight-the-zika-virus
The battle against the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and paralysis, has been taken to the source. The deadliest creatures on Earth — mosquitoes — kill 725,000 people every year by passing on malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and other diseases. Now the insects are blamed for spreading Zika, infecting 3 million to 4 million people across Latin America in the last year.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) BRDG Park Company, Forrest Innovations, Works to Fight the Zika Virus, The battle against the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and paralysis, has been taken to the source. The deadliest creatures on Earth — mosquitoes — kill 725,000 people every year by passing on malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and other diseases. Now the insects are blamed for spreading, mosquito-borne diseases. A St. Louis startup biotech company says it has another solution. Forrest
(The Scientist) Improving Crops with RNAi
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Nigel Taylor, senior research scientist and Narender Nehra, director of regulatory affairs in the Institute for International Crop Improvement (IICI) co-authored this article about how RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tool for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops.
for optimism. In Africa researchers are employing RNAi to combat viral diseases of the tropical root crop
Cassava Virus Nearing Epidemic in Africa
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/Cassava-Virus-Nearing-Epidemic-in-Africa
Humanitarian partnership makes steady progress on effort to develop product for African farmers Experts with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) say that a serious cassava disease, Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) is on the verge of bec ...
combat these devastating diseases,” Dr. Fauquet said. Researchers recently made progress toward protecting cassava against these diseases in a confined field trial in Uganda using an experimental, their children and afford good medical care for malaria and other diseases they face.” If interested
Bill Gates' Annual Letter -- Innovation and partnership to support small farmers in 2012
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"We can help poor farmers sustainably increase their productivity so they can feed themselves and their families. But that will only happen if we prioritize agricultural innovation." - Bill Gates Innovation in Agriculture The private market does a g ...
, Christina’s crop has been invaded by two cassava diseases. The leaves of some of her plants are curled, are rotted by brown streak disease. Because of these diseases, she is depleting her savings to buy, of adequate nutrition is a key reason why poor children so often die of diseases like diarrhea
Meet our IN2 cohort: Aker
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Orlando Saez, CEO and co-founder of Aker, has a vision for a new technology that can help farmers get information about pests and diseases quickly and accurately.
and diseases. This process takes countless hours and comes with a large margin of error. It’s clear, farmers get information about pests and diseases quickly and accurately. Aker’s technology captures, useful insect pest information, they will expand to early detection of diseases with the help of IN2
Danforth Plant Science Center Collaborative Research Program Receives Major Funding to Improve Crop Yield in the Developing World
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Project Aims to Develop Virus Resistant Cassava to Help Farmers Provide Food for their Families ST. LOUIS, MO September 6, 2011-- The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today that it has received additional funding totaling $11.9 million ...
cassava varieties enhanced to resist serious plant virus diseases that are greatly reducing crop, , Ebwanateraka has been virtually wiped out in the Uganda region due to the two viral diseases, diseases in transgenic cassava plants. Control of CMD associated with several-fold improvement in storage, over to educate their children and afford good medical care for malaria and other diseases, is considered to be among the most dangerous plant diseases in the world for the threat it poses