- 25 October 2021 Insects and rodents can reduce problems with agricultural weeds By increasing biodiversity and taking advantage of ecosystem services, we can reduce the use of herbicides in agriculture. An example of an ecosystem service is seed predation by insects and rodents. In her doctoral dissertation, Eirini-Lamprini Daouti has investigated this phenomenon and concluded that it is a promising method for controlling weeds.
- 12 October 2021 Plant protection fungus can control pathogenic fungi with small RNAs For the first time, researchers have shown that one fungal species can control the behavior of another fungus using secreted RNA molecules. It has important uses in food safety to protect crops from harmful fungi.
- 09 September 2021 Grace contributes to food security with push-pull technologies Grace Mercy want to contribute to food security, sustainable agriculture and new biocontrol solutions with her new PhD project on push-pull technology. This is a cropping system that that reduces pest pressure by providing repellent stimuli (push), combined with attractive stimuli (pull). We took the chance to ask her some questions!
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