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Stable Nitrogen Isotope Helps Scientists Optimize Water, Fertilizer Use

Stable Nitrogen Isotope Helps Scientists Optimize Water, Fertilizer Use. Experts in a growing number of countries are using a nuclear technique to help farmers increase crop yields, optimize fertilizer use and evaluate varieties of rice, cereals and vegetables for their efficiency in making the best use of fertilizers and adapt agriculture practices to changing climate conditions.
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Area-wide Management of Insect Pests: Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and Other Techniques

The Third FAO/IAEA International Conference on Area-wide Management of Insect Pests: Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and Other Techniques is taking place this week in Vienna, Austria, to discuss new developments, trends and challenges related to insect pest management. The conference is part of the efforts of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture to assist Member States address the rapidly evolving field of insect pest management. See video on area-wide insect pest management.
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Vets in Africa Help Prevent Spread of Ebola and Other Zoonotic Diseases

Vets in Africa Help Prevent Spread of Ebola and Other Zoonotic Diseases. During the Ebola epidemic of 2014, the IAEA reacted quickly to provide specialized diagnostic equipment to help combat the Ebola virus. With the immediate crisis over, the focus is now on longer term prevention. The IAEA, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is providing expertise and equipment to help countries use nuclear-derived techniques to detect zoonotic diseases and respond to them. Read More »


Resources

  • 29 May – 2 June 2017

    Third RCM on Dormancy Management to Enable Mass-rearing and Increase Efficacy of Sterile Insects and Natural Enemies, Vienna, Austria.
    Technical Officer: R. Cardoso Pereira

  • 12 - 16 June 2017

    Regional Workshop on Implementation Soil Related Nuclear and Isotopic Techniques Used for Post-Flood Watershed Management in Watershed Case Studies organised under the Regional Technical Cooperation Project RAS5069 “Complementing Conventional Approaches with Nuclear Techniques Towards Flood Risk Mitigation and Post-Flood Rehabilitation Efforts in Asia”, Nanning, China.
    Technical Officer: Emil Fulajtar

  • Mutant Varieties Database (MVD)

    The FAO/IAEA Mutant Variety Database or MVD provides information on induced mutations suitable for breeding programme and genetic analysis. View database →

  • The International Database on Insect Disinfestation and Sterilization (IDIDAS)

    Joint service of the IAEA and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). An interactive resource providing information on a species basis for both disinfestation and sterilization of arthropods, with dosage levels and conditions, efficacy and references. View database →