News November 2022, North America, Pests and Diseases, Smart Farming

RNA-based Colorado potato beetle product hopes for 2023 registration

More help is on the way for U.S. farmers who struggle to control Colorado potato beetle, as Tim Hammerich of the Ag Information Network reports in a ‘Farm of the Future‘ report.

Greenlight Biosciences has reportedly developed an RNA-based pesticide alternative that chief commercial officer Mark Singleton says is highly targeted, environmentally-friendly, and safe for consumers.

Singleton says, “We use four grams per acre, and it works as good as the chemical standards… So it’s very, very effective. Very low dose.”

Singleton said this RNA-based product, called Calantha, is expected to be commercialized following registration next year.

Source: Ag Information Network. Full story here
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