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Innovative pellets to benefit organic farmers


Date: 16/08/2012


Researchers in Germany and Hungary have engineered novel pellets that are able to repel pests in a way that does not harm the environment and that could fertilise the plants. These pellets are made of cyanobacteria and fermentation residues from biogas facilities. The organic farming industry could stand to benefit from this innovative development since organic farmers stand to lose entire crops when pests lay their eggs on freshly planted vegetables.

(CORDIS, 11/4/2012)

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