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Understanding Evolution to Reduce Pesticide Use in Tomatoes

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Tomatoes, Evolution, Pesticide, Crop Breeders

Although pesticides are a standard part of crop production, Michigan State University researchers believe pesticide use could be reduced by taking cues from wild plants. The team recently…

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Plant Diversity Could Naturally Repel Crop Pests

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A new study has unveiled why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop….

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MSU Researchers Track How Plants Create Beneficial Compounds

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Robert Last

Michigan State University scientists are examining the biochemistry of plants in research that could help plants become less susceptible to insect pests. “Plants are master biochemists,” said Robert Last, MSU…

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