(phys.org) — Plants sustain bacterial communities in their roots that are beneficial to them. Klaus Schläppi and Paul Schulze-Lefert from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne have shown that...Read More
(EurekaAlert!) — To safely use bacteria in agriculture to help fertilize crops, it is vital to understand the difference between harmful and healthy strains. The bacterial genus Burkholderia, for example, includes...Read More
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers have discovered a microbial-like pathway in plants that produces phenylalanine, an amino acid that is a vital component of proteins in all living organisms. Plants...Read More
In a unanimous vote at a special board meeting held December 6, the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) elected Rick Melnick of Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) as its new board chairman and director. Effective January 1, Melnick succeeds Eda Reinot of BASF Corporation, who served as chair since 2009. Reinot was elected to remain on the board and serve as vice-chairman.Read More
A Montana State University (MSU) professor has developed a unique technique to fighting weeds, according to a story in The Prairie Star newspaper.
“There are several ways to kill weeds,” said David Sands, a professor of plant pathology at MSU told The Star. “One is by having 55 women in Kenya hoe them out.”Read More