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Study identifies 5 chemicals that trigger rice plants to fend off common pest

Chemical triggers that make plants defend themselves against insects could replace pesticides, causing less damage to the environment. New research published in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters identifies five chemicals that trigger rice plants to fend off a common pest – the white-backed planthopper, Sogatella furcifera. Pesticides are used around the world to control...
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Newton Fund call for collaborative research proposals in rice research

The Newton Fund is an initiative intended to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies. It will deliver £375M of funding over the course of five years.   Newton Fund UK-China-Philippines-Thailand-Vietnam call for collaborative research proposals in rice research Deadline for applications: Thursday...
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Rice seed treatments found to be effective in managing insect pest

When every extra expense makes a difference in profitability, farmers often wonder which management decisions are worth the extra cost. One recent example is the development of seeds treated with insecticides to discourage early damage by crop pests. Researchers at Mississippi State University have been evaluating the effectiveness of rice seed treatments to find out what producers can...
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New US – Australian – Indian research collaboration to produce abiotic stress tolerant cereals

As part of the US government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, a new research program is being supported by the US Agency for International  Development (USAID) in partnership with The Australian Centre for Plant  Functional Genomics (ACPFG) and Vibha Agrotech Limited to apply transgenic technologies to  enhance environmental stress tolerance...
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