Georg Jander Receives Award to Reduce Pesticide Pollution

by | Nov 9, 2011

CO2Up to 30 percent of agricultural productivity is lost to insects and disease. Moreover, production costs soar every time a tractor drives over a field to apply pesticides. Research led by Georg Jander of the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research in New York and Yutaka Okumoto of Kyoto University will help reduce such losses and costs by supporting the development of technologies that will better define natural disease-fighting processes in plants. As part of this effort, protective metabolites that stop attacks by insects and other disease-causing organisms in plants and genes responsible for producing these metabolites will be identified.

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NSF Press Release 11-239: http://www.nsf.go /news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=122045

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