7: 'Speed Breeding' for Faster Crop Disease Control
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One way to tackle crop disease is to breed new varieties that have genes that make them resistance to disease.

This takes time, and it can take up to three years to breed and grow new disease resistant crops using traditional methods.

Dheeraj Rathore - a researcher at the Teagasc Crops Research Centre in Oakpark - describes here how “speed breeding” technology developed at NASA is enabling him to more rapidly grow disease-resistant crop varieties.
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