UP researchers develop low-cost eggplant fruit and shoot borer motion tracker

Published July 29, 2021, 11:48 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) has bared the development of a low-cost eggplant fruit and shoot borer (EFSB) motion tracking software.

Low-cost eggplant fruit and shoot borer (EFSB) motion tracking software (DOST-PCAARRD Facebook page)

The DOST-PCAARRD disclosed in a Facebook post that the researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) developed a low-cost eggplant fruit and shoot borer (EFSB) motion tracker.

“It is capable of tracking the feeding preference and larval movement of EFSB and will help researchers develop EFSB resistant eggplant varieties,” it wrote on Facebook.

The Council said the software was developed through the project titled, “Development of Improved Eggplant Varieties with New Plant Defense Genes for Multiple Insect Resistance using Innovative Technologies.”

The project is funded by the PCAARRD, UPLB, and UP-Diliman.

 
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