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Surge of Maize Production in Sub-Saharan Africa

Luis Herrera of StelaGenomics, Inc. in the U.S. proposes to produce transgenic crop plants that express an enzyme allowing them to take up a unique source of phosphorous as fertilizer, and to greatly compromise weed growth. This new fertilizer and weed control system could help achieve sustainable high-yield agriculture in Sub-Saharan African without expensive herbicides.

More information about Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses from Field to Market (Round 9)

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