Tamil Nadu Ag University and Sun-Agro Biotech Research Center Work on Safer Pesticides

In an effort to develop safer pest-control technologies, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has renewed a memorandum of understanding with the Sun-Agro Biotech Research Center, according to a report in The New Indian Express.

“Through this collaboration, which has now completed three years, several promising leads have been found to evolve widely adoptable eco-safe pest management methods,” the article said. “These include extended shelf life of the bio-control agent trichogramma, enhanced potency of botanical bio-pesticides based on sweet flag, more efficient pheromone trap designs to attract pests like fruit flies and crop borers.”

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