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Researchers at the Dutch Institute of Ecology conducted a study that concluded that certain species of resistant bacteria can protect plant roots against fungal infections. "Bacteria are essential for the functioning of plants, animals and people," research leader Jos Raaijmakers told Science Daily.

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The distribution of weeds is not homogeneous in rice fields: it usually appears in the form of patches, which suggests that pesticide applications is inefficient, since the application of herbicides in this type of crop is done uniformly, to full coverage.

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The scarce presence of trees that characterizes extensive livestock production, brings problems such as the degradation of soil and water resources, increased temperatures, low quality and availability of forage, which results in low productivity and sustainability of production.

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The sowing of the winter crops is approaching (in Uruguay) and it is a good moment to remember the importance of the use of healthy seeds or with minimal pathogen load. Before harvest, various pathogens can infect wheat and barley seeds and remain with their host until the next planting, when they will begin a new cycle of infection.

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This publication identifies the role of digital infrastructure in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)--including education, employment, agricultural sustainability, food security, and spatial inequality--in 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Papalotla Group, a leading company worldwide in the production of improved seeds for hybrid pastures, signed the agreement "Sustainable intensification for environmental benefit".