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Pest-resistant tomatoes finally available after 30-year wait

Atenacious plant breeder has developed more than a dozen new lines of naturally pest-resistant tomatoes — foreshadowing a future in which farmers won’t need to rely on pesticides to protect their crops.

The challenge: Farming is a risky business — just one late frost, pest infestation, or extreme weather event can decimate a crop, evaporating a farmer’s profits.

Credit: Jason Koski / Cornell University

Door: Kristin Houser, 06-03-2023

Afbeelding: Jason Koski / Cornell University

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