UK plant disease research finding may benefit humans

Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment have found that plant lipids, which are fats, oils or waxes, play an important role in plant defense against pathogens. These same lipids contribute to the nutritional properties of vegetable plants and may possibly play a role in humans’ abilities to fight diseases.

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Smartphone app for disease management available for strawberry growers

When it comes to dealing with strawberry diseases, there’s now an app for that. A Clemson fruit specialist and a computer software designer have teamed up to develop a smartphone tool to help strawberry growers. The app will be unveiled at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference that is Thursday-Sunday in Savannah.

MyIPM is the first smartphone app that provides critical disease information for strawberry growers.

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