‘BioClay’ a ground-breaking discovery for world food security – UQ News – The University of Queensland, Australia

BioClay’ a ground-breaking discovery for world food security

Professor Neena Mitter ...  discovery will provide an environmentally sustainable alternative to chemicals and pesticides

Professor Neena Mitter … discovery will provide an environmentally sustainable alternative to chemicals and pesticides

10 January 2017

 

A University of Queensland team has made a discovery that could help conquer the greatest threat to global food security – pests and diseases in plants.

Research leader Professor Neena Mitter said BioClay – an environmentally sustainable alternative to chemicals and pesticides – could be a game-changer for crop protection.

“In agriculture, the need for new control agents grows each year, driven by demand for greater production, the effects of climate change, community and regulatory demands, and toxicity and pesticide resistance,” she said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DliahD7X7K4&sns=em
https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2017/01/bioclay%E2%80%99-ground-breaking-discovery-world-food-security

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