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Pre- and Post-Harvest Treatments to Reduce Crop Biotic Stress

Wassim Chehab and Janet Braam of Rice University in the U.S. will use light entrainment of plant circadian rhythms and mechanical perturbation to enhance crop biotic stress resistance in the field and post-harvest. The crop protection solutions are simple to administer and, if successful, may enhance smallholder farmer food security.

More information about Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses from Field to Market (Round 8)

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