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Researchers using smart technology to assist yam farmers

SUNY team visits The UWI’s Biotechnology Centre, meets local yam farmers

THE UWI, Mona and the State University of New York (SUNY) – Binghamton have been collaborating to identify the different forms of pathogens that exist in yams in Jamaica. The hope is that the team will be able to revolutionise yam production through the development of low-cost biosensors and molecular genetic tools which can detect diseases and allow for early intervention. “We [The UWI Biotechnology Centre] are looking at the infections of yam, and SUNY wants to help us with their    ... Read more

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