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An innovative mobile application is helping to democratize knowledge and revolutionize agriculture for small producers, providing them with crucial information that was previously unavailable.

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Alfalfa is often called the "Queen of the Forages" due to its high yield, feed quality for ruminant animals, nitrogen fixation and pollinator habitat among other environmental services. But this royal member of the legume family is no match against the host of microbes that cause the disease complex known as "crown rot."

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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.

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A team of scientists from the Potosino Institute for Scientific and Technological Research (Ipicyt) created a 100 percent potosine formulation that works as a seed biostimulant, that is, it is a substance that protects chili, sorghum, corn and sugar cane seeds against fungal attacks, while improving crop yields and protecting them against other

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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.

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CGIAR announced a global initiative called Crops to End Hunger (CtEH), which will enhance its contributions to the SDGs through high-priority staple crops bred to meet the specific needs of targeted regions and their populations.