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The Evolution of Water-Use Efficient Crops

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have identified a common set of genes that enable different drought-resistant plants to survive in semi-arid conditions, which could play a significant role in bioengineering and creating energy crops that are tolerant to water deficits.

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Biocontrols: The South African Fruit Growers’ Perspective

“Biocontrols don’t work.” That’s the excuse Richard Hutton-Squire, Technical Director of Hutton-Squire Farms PTY, Ltd, said he has heard from many growers who choose not to use biocontrols. Hutton-Squire was part of a roundtable discussion in the concluding session of the inaugural Biocontrols Africa 2017 Conference and Expo in Cape Town.  […]

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