Agronomy: Five crop researchers who could change the world

  title={Agronomy: Five crop researchers who could change the world},
  author={Emma Marris},
It was only when his supervisor showed him a picture of a tractor crossing a rust-infected field of wheat that Peter Dodds really understood what he was up against. Behind the tractor bloomed an orange plume of spores several times higher than the vehicle itself. “It is just amazing the amount of spores that get released in an infected wheat field,” says Dodds. “It is like looking at Mount Everest.” The cloud of fungal spores revealed a terrifying strength in numbers. You might think that if a… CONTINUE READING
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