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(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 Zika, infecting 3 million to 4 million people across Latin America in the last year.
mosquito control efforts involve spraying pesticides where the insects breed. But mosquitoes have developed resistance to many pesticides, and the spray means other helpful bugs die. The World Health Organization says that traditional pesticides have had no significant impact on slowing other
Bugging Out
How beneficial bugs have revolutionized Danforth Center pest control.
to greenhouse plants, the Danforth Center was able to reduce reliance on traditional sprayed pesticides over, predatory mites onto pennycress. Beneficial arthropods are more effective than pesticides, we stopped spraying pesticides, sometimes beneficial insects started showing up on their own,” adds, While beneficial insects cost more than pesticides on the invoice, a thorough accounting, access when pesticides are used: humans cannot safely enter affected areas for up to 12 hours
Less is Clearly More: Reducing the Amount of Water Needed to Grow Nutritious Food, Fiber and Fuel
New discoveries can help us grow more nutritious food using less land, soil and water while reducing fertilizer and pesticide use.
and native ecosystems. Runoff from fertilizers and pesticides needed to grow food finds its way, fertilizers and pesticides. We are conducting basic research to improve crop productivity and soil health
Sustainable Solutions Through Plant Science
Plant science has the potential to generate discoveries that can yield more food and energy for people while preserving our planet’s environment.
while simultaneously reducing pesticides and harmful chemicals that are causing soil damage, fertilizers and pesticides. We are conducting basic research to improve crop productivity and soil
(GreenBiz) Bayer, DuPont Bet $15 Million that Agtech is Ready to Bloom
"We've taken what Silicon Valley has done very well in the acclerator space and adapted it to agriculture."
and even air that pesticides and chemical crop protection emit. Read the full article here
(GenomeWeb) Danforth Center Reaps $70M Grant
Danforth Center Reaps $70M Grant By a GenomeWeb staff reporter NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis will use a $70 million grant from the Danforth Foundation to fund an expansion of its staff and researc ...
for fertilizer and pesticides. The grant will be used to hire five new principal investigators
(The Scientist) Improving Crops with RNAi
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.
and environmentally friendly than the use of pesticides to control pathogens, and RNAi-fortified crops have
Plant Pulse
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 events, and the impact of plant science. We hope this compilation of stories and information will serve as an interesting source of information for you.
Fewer Pesticides PBS The need to protect crops from ruin grows more vital every day. Either, or using more pesticides but this approach won’t blossom if the public rejects GMOs out of hand
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. 
computational biology to develop rules for better design of future RNA pesticides that will predict both, . Even more, anticipated breakthroughs in RNAi technology could enable promising biological pesticides, contamination from toxic runoff, a feature of current chemical pesticides. Bala is ready
Danforth Center Hosts the 18th Annual Fall Symposium “Genetics and Genomics of Crop Improvement”
Plant science has the potential to generate discoveries that can yield more food and energy for people while preserving our planet’s environment. 
use through drought resistant crops, reduced fertilizers and pesticides with pest and disease