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CPB breeds non-GM supercrop

17 January 2000
CPB breeds non-GM supercrop

BRITISH scientists have developed pest-resistant oilseed rape by conventional breeding.

The development casts doubt on the need for genetic engineering to generate future supercrops.

The researchers, who work for Cambridgeshire-based CPB Twyford, believe the technique could be used against a wide variety of pests to reduce damage and boost crop yields.

The new crop produces large amounts of a chemical called mustard oil that lures aphid-killing wasps into a field. It may also repel pigeons.

The researchers believe the technique could be used against a wide variety of pests to reduce damage and boost crop yields.

It should also reduce the need for farmers to spray pesticides.

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CPB breeds non-GM supercrop

17 January 2000
CPB breeds non-GM supercrop

BRITISH scientists have developed pest-resistant oilseed rape by conventional breeding.

The development casts doubt on the need for genetic engineering to generate future supercrops.

The researchers, who work for Cambridgeshire-based CPB Twyfords, believe the technique could be used against a wide variety of pests to reduce damage and boost crop yields.

The new crop produces large amounts of a chemical called mustard oil that lures aphid-killing wasps into a field. It may also repel pigeons.

The researchers believe the technique could be used against a wide variety of pests to reduce damage and boost crop yields.

It should also reduce the need for farmers to spray pesticides.

    Read more on:
  • News
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