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GCP21: Southern Brazil – the next pest hotspot for cassava?
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/GCP21-Southern-Brazil-the-next-pest-hotspot-for-cassava
by Neil Palmer Warmer winters are contributing to a dangerous build-up of crop pests in the cassava-producing region of southern Brazil, according to scientists at CIAT. Potentially devastating pests such as the cassava mealybug, whitefly, lacebu ...
GCP21: Southern Brazil – the next pest hotspot for cassava?, by Neil Palmer Warmer winters are contributing to a dangerous build-up of crop pests in the cassava-producing region of southern Brazil, according to scientists at CIAT. Potentially devastating pests such as the cassava mealybug, whitefly, lacebug and green mite – which were normally kept in check by occasional frosts and crop management practices – are now reported to be on the rise. Cassava is a multi-million dollar
Meet Our IN2 Cohort: RNAissance Ag
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/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. 
insects that are classified as pests. These insect pests impact every person on our planet: nearly 20, is the company’s discovery of novel mechanisms to target lepidoptera pests on a wide-range of crops. Previously, lepidoptera pests have been resistant to RNAi technology, and responsible for extensive losses each, . This biological specificity comes from small RNA molecules that are designed to target insect pests, to spray their crop against insect pests.” Bala’s own father was the first in his dairy farming family
(GreenBiz) Bayer, DuPont Bet $15 Million that Agtech is Ready to Bloom
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"We've taken what Silicon Valley has done very well in the acclerator space and adapted it to agriculture."
and pests have gained market share. Of the four areas of Radicle's interest, biological crop, of agricultural scientists are discovering that microbes can protect plants from pests and invasive species
(Crop Science Society of America) Sayonara, Kudzu Bug?
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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. 
(Crop Science Society of America) Sayonara, Kudzu Bug?, The kudzu bug originated in east Asia and India and showed up in Georgia, Bray’s home state, in 2009. And like its viney plant namesake, the kudzu bug has earned a negative reputation. Kudzu bug on soyKudzu bugs pierce the stems of soybean plants. In 2004, farmers applied 771 metric tons of insecticides on soybean plants to keep the pests under control. Photo credit Adam Bray.“Everybody in Georgia knows about the kudzu bug,” Bray says
(AlertNet) Climate Conversations - Cassava comes to the table
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By Neil Palmer | Friday at 1:18 AM | Cassava harvesting near Khorat, Thailand. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIATIt might be an abuse of artistic license, but 2012 might well be remembered as the first International Year of Cassava – in all but name. That ...
” crop: its vulnerability to pests and diseases. The list of threats is long and varied: cassava brown, previously considered safe havens. Here, the absence of natural predators could provide invasive pests with a whole lot more than just a free lunch. The speed with which pests can strike and cripple, to switch away from planting stem cuttings, which often allows pests and diseases to pass unchecked
Meet our IN2 cohort: Aker
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/meet-our-in-sup-2-sup-cohort-aker
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 agronomists need to regularly scout their fields to ensure their crops are not being damaged by pests, farmers get information about pests and diseases quickly and accurately. Aker’s technology captures, the data into information about what pests are causing damage in specific fields at a given moment, with critical data both to identify pests and forecast how they will spread to enable decisions before
Bugging Out
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/bugging-out
How beneficial bugs have revolutionized Danforth Center pest control.
the last three years by 64 percent (in some cases, by as much as 86 percent). And destructive pests, , and mites that wreak havoc in the greenhouse. Their use is harnessing nature to keep pests, they run out of food. How Does It Work? After scouting for pests, greenhouse staff submit
CRISPR: Using precision technology to benefit people and the planet
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/crispr-using-precision-technology-to-benefit-people-and-the-planet
Efficient and customizable genome editing tool
. Examples include crops that are more tolerant to drought, heat, cold and pests, challenges that farmer’s
Remembering Ernie Jaworski
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/remembering-ernie-jaworski
A pioneer of modern agriculture and friend
agriculture. Among many other important outcomes, this work resulted in safer ways to control crop pests
(All Africa) Africa: Cassava Comes to the Table
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/in-the-news/in-the-news-item/(All-Africa)-Africa-Cassava-Comes-to-the-Table

It might be an abuse of artistic license, but 2012 might well be remembered as the first International Year of Cassava - in all but name.
: its vulnerability to pests and diseases. The list of threats is long and varied: cassava brown, previously considered safe havens. Here, the absence of natural predators could provide invasive pests with a whole lot more than just a free lunch. The speed with which pests can strike and cripple cassava, away from planting stem cuttings, which often allows pests and diseases to pass unchecked from one