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.
Cornell University will lead a new global crop improvement research program to advance plant breeding tools, technologies and methods aimed at delivering staple crops that can increase yields, enhance nutrition and show greater resistance to pests and diseases.
An innovative technology would allow to control diseases and pests through endophytic microorganisms in vegetables. The information was released in Chillán, Chile, in a seminar called “Soil health in the production of Frutillas in the Ñuble Region” organized by Corfo, the regional ministerial secretary of Agriculture and INIA Quilamapu.
Recognized for producing premium vegetables destined for national consumption, the horticulturists of Salta and Jujuy face difficulties in tomato production due to the incidence of pests and soil diseases, the reduction of yields by monoculture and adverse factors, added to scale limitations.
Using artificial intelligence (AI), a team of international researchers created an application for mobile phones that identifies five diseases and a common plague of banana plants. The surveillance system allows early containment measures to be taken before the outbreak of pathogens.
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.