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Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jul 17, 2015 08:21 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

HARNESSING THE POWER OF TINY FOR BETTER PESTICIDES

When it comes to insecticides, scientists from Louisiana State University Ag Center are thinking small -- really small. LSU researchers are using particles one thousandth the width of a human hair to improve pesticide efficacy, according to a university press release. The nano-particles are composed of a protein called zein, which comes from corn and is biodegradable. By entrapping an insecticide within the particles and applying it to soybean leaves, the scientists ...

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