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Grant Will Allow Ag Crop Pest Surveillance


December 20, 2018

A research team in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has been awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations grant – an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

A group led by David Hughes, associate professor of entomology and biology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Pest and Disease Surveillance via High-Resolution Satellites.”

Hughes explained that satellites could be an important tool for pest and disease surveillance of multiple crops over large geographic regions in low-income countries.

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