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Winter Melon Wax: A Novel Low-Cost Natural Preservative

Kin-Ping Wong of Lotus Innovative Sciences in the U. S. proposes to develop the white powdery wax from winter melon into a safe and effective preservative against various biotic stresses for fruits and grains. Mass production of the low-cost preservative could facilitate their transportation from field to market.

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

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