A new sprayable bioplastic—made of cornstarch and other natural ingredients—offers potential as an effective method for delivering beneficial microbes to fight aflatoxins and other agricultural pathogens and pests.
A new method that allows detecting in half an hour the fungus that threatens the world banana plantation was successfully applied in Colombia and the Philippines, and although it has not yet been commercially developed, the information is already available to those who want to apply it.
IITA-Rwanda, together with partners, has launched a digital Application which will serve more than 5,000 farmers across the country to diagnose, control and prevent Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) in banana plantations.
Agriculture is characterized by always looking for new methods, varieties or technologies that allow it to progress and remain at the forefront in crop production. Along these lines, studies that analyze the impact of plantation behavior depending on how it was designed, established and managed, are of great interest to the sector.
After years of research, Chinese experts have recently launched a new variety of Cavendish banana resistant to TR4, which is used for export. The new variety was developed using chemical mutagenesis techniques. Other countries, including the Philippines, are in advanced stages of developing their own varieties through gamma irradiation.