Tag: pest control

World’s first release of genetically engineered moth could herald new era of crop protection

World’s first release of genetically engineered moth could herald new era of crop protection

February 1, 2020 |

In New York, a Cornell University study reports a successful, first-ever open-field release of a self-limiting, genetically engineered diamondback moth, stating that it paves the way for an effective and sustainable approach to pest control. The diamondback moth, also known as Plutella xylostella, is highly damaging to brassica crops such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and […]

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