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DOST-PCAARRD initiative to use viruses against soft rot-causing bacteria

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A pioneering project that will explore the potential of bacteriophages as biopesticides for soft rot, a major disease of vegetables in the Philippines, was launched in an inception meeting at the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently.

A pioneering project that will explore the potential of bacteriophages as biopesticides for soft rot, a major disease of vegetables in the Philippines, was launched in an inception meeting at the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently.

Funded and monitored by DOST-PCAARRD, the project is led by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture Regional Crop Protection Clusters, Benguet State University (BSU), and local government units.

Project Leader Johnny F. Balidion sees the potential of bacteriophages in controlling soft rot caused by various enterobacteria in high value vegetables.

See full article at Agropages

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