Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new molecular sensor system that detects harmful diseases in plants and food crops, including potatoes and tomatoes. Read the full news story at https://bit.ly/3TaTmXL. * * * The research behind the news was published in The Plan Journal in March 2023 under the title Early… Continue reading New protein-based biosensor detects potato and tomato crop disease
Reducing food loss and waste is a growing concern in the global fight against hunger and food security. In fact, half of the world’s food harvest, which is approximately 1.3 billion tons per year, is lost, with microbial spoilage being the primary cause. Potatoes, which are the fifth largest food crop in the world after… Continue reading Researchers develop affordable biosensors to detect soft rot in potato tubers
A North Carolina State University team has developed quick diagnostic tests to detect plant diseases before they show symptoms in the field. In particular, they have worked on technology for identifying Phytophthora infestans, which causes late blight in potatoes and tomatoes. This article highlights how that technology works and describes the benefits for producers.
Using a new tool, small-scale farmers can now know what kind of fungicide to use and when and how often to apply it. More at https://bit.ly/2ErG4UQ
Empleando una nueva herramienta, los pequeños productores ahora pueden saber qué clase de fungicida utilizar y cuándo y con qué frecuencia aplicarlo. Lee el artículo en https://bit.ly/2XInpuu