Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the discovery of how pests develop resistance to biotech cotton, the intensification of the battle against coffee rust, and a biodiversity assessment of over 10,000 Ghanaian cocoa farms.
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- Scientists discover genetic basis of pest resistance to biotech cotton
EurekAlert – Agriculture, 19th May 2014
- Colombia: Banana production declined by 30 percent due to drought
Fresh Plaza, 19th May 2014
- Coffee Rust Battle Intensifies
Scientific American, 18th May 2014
- Ethiopia: Thought for Food
AllAfrica News: Food and Agriculture, 18th May 2014
- Bangladesh to introduce late blight resistant potato variety
Fresh Plaza, 16th May 2014
- Move over rice, baobab and spider plant could be the new staple crops
The Guardian | Global development: Food security, 16th May 2014
- Study Says Some Crops are Less Nutritious as CO2 Levels Rise
Crop Biotech Update, 14th May 2014
- Mapping the biodiversity status of over 10,000 Ghanaian cocoa farms
Bioversity International, 13th May 2014
- Indian banana farmers seek relief after crop damage
Fresh Plaza, 12th May 2014
- Cultural change in Kenyan banana farming
SciDev.Net, 12th May 2014
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