Downy mildew resistant varieties of sweet basil now available

Four new varieties of sweet basil resistant to downy mildew are now available to growers.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick announced in June that collaborative research and variety selection had spawned seeds for new varieties resistant to the dreaded disease. Continue reading

IR-4: Protecting the Food Supply and Human Health

This post is from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture blog

by Stephanie Pearl, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

What began as a program to ensure the safe production of a diverse food supply is now providing a value-added application of its core expertise: protecting honeybees from parasites and people from vector-borne diseases. Continue reading