Peanuts address nutritional demands in underdeveloped countries as they are a rich source of proteins and fatty acids.
As a result of scientific studies execute during three agricultural campaigns, the National Institute of Agricultural Innovation (INIA) identified a variety of purple corn with high yield potential and higher content of anthocyanins, a pigment that gives it its characteristic color and antioxidant properties.
The province of Mendoza is well known for its wines, but also for its great fruit production. But to be a power, this regional economy had to fight the main threat of crops: the mediterranean fruit fly.
The identification of the native flora of Costa Rica now has a new ally thanks to an application that will permit users to identify and know the characteristics of the plants of the country.
Researchers at the Center for Multiplication of Biocontrollers (Cemubio) of INTA (Argentina), developed a system with wasps the size of an ant that they ensure that it does not bite humans and feeds and parasitizes on larvae of different species of moths, such as those of carpocapsa (Cydia pomonella) and those of grafolita (Cydia molesta),
In a major breakthrough, scientists from 21 research institutes globally, have successfully completed sequencing of 429 chickpea lines from 45 countries to identify genes for tolerance to drought and heat. The efforts equipped the team with key insights into the crop’s genetic diversity, domestication and agronomic traits.