Bacteria in the fight against 'crazy root disease'


About the research

Did you know that plants can grow too many roots? And that's a problem, because if a tomato plant has too many roots, they gobble up all the energy and nutrients. This leaves almost nothing left to grow fruit. A disaster for vegetable growers! At the VIB & KU Leuven, they are conducting research to combat the bacteria that cause the crazy root disease. How? With another, good bacteria, as Ilse Goyens explains.

Ilse Goyens
FWO - KU Leuven - VIB

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