Agripests and control
New markets on the menu with plant biosecurity tool
A new science-backed tool makes it easier to select measures to reduce plant pest and disease risks related to trade. The tool opens up more options for farmers to protect biosecurity with less reliance on chemical treatments.
Can engineering biology feed more people with fewer resources?
A changing climate, declining arable lands and an increasing demand for more environmentally friendly products is making us think outside the box when it comes to food production and traditional agricultural production. How can we produce more food with fewer resources?
The eyes don’t have it: Machine vision to improve cotton breeding
It might surprise you that the precise scientific field of cotton breeding also involves a high degree of visual estimation. Can artificial intelligence and machine learning take its place?
Tiny nanopesticides promise big gains to farmers
New research has helped bring nanopesticides—tiny capsules capable of big impact—one step closer to regulatory approval.
An insect-resistant future for cowpeas in Nigeria and beyond
Cowpea is a staple food in many African countries. However, its production is under constant threat from pests. Biotechnology has solved one of the problems, and a solution to another problem is on the way.
Behavioural drivers key to agriculture’s sustainable transition
In the not too distant future agricultural systems will have to produce sufficient and nutritious food and fibre with fewer […]
Precision agriculture for the management of agripests
Digital decision-support tools are now deployed in many aspects of agronomy, but how about for the management of weeds, pests and diseases?
Reducing disease and agrichemicals in livestock production systems
Vaccines, chemical preventatives, breeding disease resistant animals and clever management practices are a few strategies we're working on to reduce disease and agrichemicals in livestock production systems.
Durable solutions for pest control in agriculture
Effective chemical options for pest control in several agricultural industries may be substantially reduced in the future. A change in thinking will be needed throughout the supply chain.