Researchers from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany develop a rainproof pesticide to farmers. As Asian soybean rust continuously devastate legume crops, researchers resort to safer alternatives to safeguard crops from these pests.
Furthermore, the rainproof pesticide are from two natural peptides that sticks to the plant surface and fights rust fungus. The dermaseptin covers the layer of the leaf to prevent the penetration of pests and the thanatin prevents the rain from washing off the pesticides.
Moreover, this natural pesticide prevents crop diseases at an economical cost and promotes natural crop protection.
Source: Alistair Shearer, Chemistry World | Photo from Flickr
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