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Grease manages fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) larvae on maize crop

By | Agriculture, Blog, ECRi, Post

Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) is a devastating insect, which is known for its polyphagous nature. That is, its ability to feed on various kinds of food sources.  This insect can migrate up to 100 km in a single night and therefore, it becomes a devastating pest in many countries that demands proper management. Recent research has develped a new and innovative technique of managing the larvae on maize plants.

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Silicon nanoparticles: New-age fertilisers?

By | Agriculture, Blog, ECRi, Post

A tremendous amount of research has been done to explore Si action in plants against drought, waterlogging, salinity, heavy metals, ultra-violet, as well as pathogenic and entomological attacks. While most studies address Si role in abiotic and biotic stress conditions, one question remains: Can Si be used to improve crop production in the absence of significant stress?

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Good agronomy: the first step to improving rice productivity when water supply is sufficient

By | Agriculture, Blog, ECRi, Post

Sub-Saharan Africa’s population continues to grow, with the prediction that the population will double by 2050 and peak by 2100. This poses a challenge in meeting the demand for staple food in a region where self-reliance in cereal production, a major staple food, is the lowest globally in terms of productivity. As a result, cereal demand is projected to triple. Yet, cereal yields are very low, and the current consumption is already dependent on substantial imports, placing the continent at a great risk of food insecurity.

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Open Letter on DSI by global research organizations released

By | Blog

The scientific community recognises the challenges faced by policymakers when looking for solutions that balance research needs with the importance of benefit sharing. Scientists who work with DSI can make an important contribution to the effort by countries to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of different policy options.

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Join the International “Fascination of Plants Day” in May 2022

By | Blog, EPSO, Global Collaborations, Science communication

The fascinating world of plants will be once more in the spotlight thanks to the EPSO, which invites you to celebrate the sixth Fascination of Plants Day on and around May 18th 2022. For this purpose, scientific institutions together with schools, farmers and companies will offer a variety of plant-based interactive events and activities for all interested people from toddlers to grandparents.

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