Revolutionary Biopesticide Developed to Combat Fire Blight in Pome Fruit Trees

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A breakthrough foliar biopesticide targeting fire blight in pome fruit trees has been developed after four years of research and a 3.9 million euro investment in the Horizon 2020 project Phagefire, funded by the European Union. This innovative biopesticide, based on phages, natural viruses antagonistic to bacteria, offers an effective and sustainable solution to combat Erwinia amylovora infections, reducing production losses and simplifying farmer

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