Monthly Archives: November 2014

What’s That Perfume Called?

Ok, so my plan is that this blog will be about my project and journal or news articles I find interesting. However, I want to take a break from that for a second.

In my project I’m using Botrytis pathogens, it’s commonly known as grey mould. Botrytis itself has a musty/damp smell and if you infect leaves they’ll soon smell like rotting leaves (I know, it’s shocking) so imagine my surprise when I come across this:

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Project: Vanilla, an elicitor of plant defence?

Vanilla Extract

For my  project I am looking into whether a product based on vanilla can elicit defence responses in plants. I covered why there’s research into natural products in my last post.

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Going Back to Nature: Using Natural Products in Crop Protection.

all-natural-skincare

Chemical fungicides are currently under threat from new legislation. Loss of fungicides could lead to yield losses in crops due to lack of disease control. Alternative methods in to crop protection currently include the use of natural products which are less likely to damage the environment and be more acceptable by the public.

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