16 search results for pest control
- (Forbes) Collaboration Provides Hope In The Battle Against Mycotoxin Induced Cancer In The Developing World
- There is new hope for a solution to this vexing health issue based on a recent collaboration between groups of scientists in the US and in India.
- (Forbes) Collaboration Provides Hope In The Battle Against Mycotoxin Induced Cancer In The Developing World, Poisonous carcinogens called Aflatoxins can be produced when food crops are infected by certain species of the fungus, Aspergillus. Consumers in the developed world are largely protected from exposure to these dangerous natural compounds through pest control and product screening. Unfortunately, in the developing world, aflatoxins are frequent contaminants in staple foodstuffs
- (Daily Monitor) Counting Potential Benefits of Biotechnology to Uganda
- In crop agriculture, genetic modification (GM) technology has been used to improve appearance, taste, nutritional quality as well as drought, pest and disease tolerance.
- (Daily Monitor) Counting Potential Benefits of Biotechnology to Uganda, In crop agriculture, genetic modification (GM) technology has been used to improve appearance, taste, nutritional quality as well as drought, pest and disease tolerance.
The most adopted trait is that of herbicide tolerance, which enables weed control through chemical application as opposed to hand weeding.
In Uganda, research on GM technology is going on in these key crops: Banana (for bacterial wilt, nematodes
- (Crop Science Society of America) Sayonara, Kudzu Bug?
- Adam Bray, graduate student in the Topp Lab at the Danforth Center has spent a lot of time with kudzu bugs. He is researching the bug’s destruction of soybeans and how to protect the crop.
- under control. Photo credit Adam Bray.“Everybody in Georgia knows about the kudzu bug,” Bray says, all over it.”
The pest, with its piercing, sucking mouthparts, also brings a taste for soybean
- The New York Times: Engineering Food for All
- OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
By NINA V. FEDOROFF
FOOD prices are at record highs and the ranks of the hungry are swelling once again. A warming climate is beginning to nibble at crop yields worldwide. The United Nations predicts that there will be one to thre ...
- and technology. The use of chemicals for fertilization and for pest and disease control, the induction
- TechAccel and Danforth Center Launch New Company to Control Insects
- New technology aims to dramatically reduce crop losses.
- Danforth Plant Science Center. “Over $40 billion per year is spent on pest control, yet over 20 percent, TechAccel and Danforth Center Launch New Company to Control Insects, ST. LOUIS, MO. — January 24, 2019 — The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the world’s largest independent plant research, will use the proprietary technology in the development of sprayable insect control measures, ,” said Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., Founder, president and CEO of TechAccel. “An RNAi insect control
- Bugging Out
- How beneficial bugs have revolutionized Danforth Center pest control.
- has been huge, but the more impressive claim is the increased quality of our pest control, of successful pest control). However, some beneficial insects reproduce in-house and repopulate, the biggest pest in the greenhouse, but we have barely sprayed for them since the introduction
- 365 days a year Maintenance of proper soil fertility levels Pest scouting and control measures Adjusting and maintaining supplemental lighting and photoperiod control Greenhouse maintenance, provides a number of services to researchers including watering, fertilization, and pest scouting
- The Plant Pulse June 30, 2011
- The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about world hunger and malnutrition, food security, climate change, biofuels, agriculture, the environment, conferences and even ...
- productivity, and enhanced weed and pest control. Unfortunately, such potential has largely been left
- (GenomeWeb) Advocacy Group Urges Caution over Agricultural RNAi
- A wave of letters to the Environmental Protection Agency from scientists in both academia and industry are pointing to a large and growing body of evidence on the safety and specificity of RNAi in plants.
- (GenomeWeb) Advocacy Group Urges Caution over Agricultural RNAi, As the Environmental Protection Agency develops a framework for assessing the risks posed by RNAi as pest-control strategy in plants, for discovering RNAi, stated that "there is no basis for concern that dsRNA targeted at a pest, noted that hundreds of organizations including his own are testing RNAi- and small RNA-based pest and disease control strategies, with "promising data" available in the literature. And Robert Sears
- Meet Our IN2 Cohort: RNAissance Ag
- The need for new pest management technologies that are effective, affordable, and sustainable to the environment and human health is urgent and widespread. Bala Venkata of RNAissance Ag believes he has a solution.
- pest control agents that do not harm the environment, humans or beneficial insects, like bees, around the globe each year to fight insect damage. The need for new pest management technologies