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Update: Plant Health News (29 Jul 15)

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 BY Claire Curry | Leave a commenthttp://blog.plantwise.org/2015/07/29/update-plant-health-news-29-jul-15/ image

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including bacterial blight affecting pomegranate quality in India, women in Kenya growing crops in sacks to feed their families and a pledge from China’s Ministry of Agriculture to reduce fertiliser and pesticide use and improve ... >> read more

Healing Plants to Feed a Nation

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 BY David Onyango Owino | Leave a commenthttp://blog.plantwise.org/2015/07/27/healing-plants-to-feed-a-nation/ image

Growing up in a small village in Western Kenya, I often accompanied my mother and other village women on customary weeding expeditions. Whenever we came across sick plants in the fields—which was all too often—my mother would instruct me to pull them out and cast them aside. I did as she asked, but ... >> read more

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