Green pesticide to rid of apple snails

Researchers from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) have succeeded in creating a green technology Nano-Emulsion Formulation of Saponin, which is an environmental-friendly poisonous pesticide to kill apple snails that have been destroying agricultural produce, especially rice…

Barley that thrives in salty soils

Mapping the genetics underlying barley yields helps pinpoint mutations responsible for increasing the crop’s salt tolerance. [caption id="attachment_9896" align="alignnone" width="604"] KAUST Ph.D. student Stephanie Saade at the field site where the team trialed multiple lines…

Reducing runoff pollution by making spray droplets less…

MIT researchers find a way to make pesticides stick to leaves instead of bouncing off. [caption id="attachment_9816" align="alignnone" width="639"] A team of researchers, including graduate student Maher Damak (left) and associate professor of mechanical engineering…