There are more than 4,000 different species of plant-parasitic nematodes, which cause over $100 billion in annual damage to global agriculture. These hard-to-detect pests have many hosts and are seldom plant-specific.
Enko has engineered its next-generation pipeline to eradicate the most prevalent soil-borne parasites that harm root development, reduce nutrient utilization and impact overall crop health.
On top of resistance problems facing growers globally, changing environmental conditions have caused a shift in insects’ life cycles and the environments they inhabit, resulting in a growing threat to agricultural production.
The discovery rate of new molecules with antimicrobial potential is less than the emergence rate of new antifungal - resistant strains