Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Gene Editing May Help Improve the ‘Chocolate Tree’

Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced resistance to diseases, according to Penn State plant scientists.

 

Read more

Related Articles

Could This Biological Control Help Save the Wine Industry?

“It is an endemic, chronic problem in the southeastern U.S., where it is the primary factor limiting the development of a grape industry based on the high-quality European-type grapes that are grown in California,” says Dr. Don Hopkins, a plant pathologist with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and[…]

Read More »

Watch Out for Anti-GMO Fake-Out [Opinion]

Probably one of the most overused terms of the past year has been that of “fake news.” From the President down, those words are thrown on just about anything whether it is truly fake or doesn’t comply with your world view.   Read more

Read More »