University of Delaware

Could silicon in the soil be key to fending off insect pests?

· August 18, 2017

To help plants better fend off insect pests, researchers are arming them with silicon. The University of Delaware’s Ivan Hiltpold and researchers from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University in Australia are examining the addition of silicon to the soil to see if it will help strengthen plants against potential predators. […]

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