Agripests and control
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?
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.
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.
Overcoming a chemically limited future for weed, pest and disease control in agriculture
Agriculture uses an array of chemicals to control weeds, pests and diseases. However, a systems approach to reduce, redesign or replace chemical use will be needed to meet new demands.