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Soon, soybeans will be bred to yield stable oil without the addition of dangerous trans fats. Lettuce will be grown to handle warmer, drier fields. Wheat to contain less gluten. And pigs bred to resist deadly viruses. Someday, maybe even strawberry plants whose delicate berries can be picked by machine instead of by hand.

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Recognized for producing premium vegetables destined for national consumption, the horticulturists of Salta and Jujuy face difficulties in tomato production due to the incidence of pests and soil diseases, the reduction of yields by monoculture and adverse factors, added to scale limitations.

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The search for ecological intensification tools is one of the topics that stands out in the research agenda.

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Researchers of CIAP (INTA, Argentina) integrate a multidisciplinary and inter-institutional team that supports the horticultural production in the peri-urban area of Cordoba. Recent studies allow us a better understanding of the positive effect of the use of bio-inputs as tools for ecological  intensification.

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Tomato plants emit an aroma to resist the attacks of bacteria.

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Investigadores del instituto trabajan en la domesticación del chilto, una especie nativa de la región de las Yungas. Gracias a sus propiedades nutritivas y funcionales, en Tucumán se posiciona como una alternativa para las producciones agroforestales.