Modern Ag Innovation

Micro Solutions for Mega Issues: Biologicals in Crop Improvement

1:45 PM–2:45 PM Jun 20, 2017 (America - Los Angeles)

Room 4, Upper Level

After two decades of successful application of genetically modified (GM) technologies in improving crop yields, the hypothesis that it would not yield desired results and actually harm the environment appears to be disproved. The area under GM crops has grown tremendously along with the farmers’ incomes. Furthermore, more traits and crops are likely to benefit from GM research. This session will take a look at the new area of biologicals, including biopesticides, bioherbicides and biofertilizers. Biologicals are developed from naturally occurring microbes and are estimated to be less disruptive than traditionally used chemicals and fertilizers. Panelists will share their insights as to how the whole ecosystem of GM and biologicals co-evolve and complement each other.

Session ID: 21852