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Researchers at the Dutch Institute of Ecology conducted a study that concluded that certain species of resistant bacteria can protect plant roots against fungal infections. "Bacteria are essential for the functioning of plants, animals and people," research leader Jos Raaijmakers told Science Daily.

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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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Over-fertilization of agricultural fields is a huge environmental problem. Excess phosphorus from fertilized cropland frequently finds its way into nearby rivers and lakes.

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The disease, also known as greening, is one of the most serious citrus plants diseases in the world. Infected trees produce bitter fruits that are green, deformed and unfit for sale. Once a tree is infected, there is no cure and it usually dies in a few years.

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The search for ecological intensification tools is one of the topics that stands out in the research agenda.

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The province of Mendoza is well known for its wines, but also for its great fruit production. But to be a power, this regional economy had to fight the main threat of crops: the mediterranean fruit fly.