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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Adventures in the Amazon: Searching for a Cure for Diseases of the Rubber Tree

Description:
This talk presents Professor Chaverri's groundbreaking efforts to find a natural cure or biocontrol agent for the South American Leaf Blight (SALB), a disease that has decimated rubber tree plantations in the Amazon Basin. Chaverri argues that an attack on rubber trees could have catastrophic repercussions on the world economy and, ultimately, affect all levels of human societies that depend upon this crop for their livelihood.In this talk, Chaverri will describe how her research is helping to save rubber trees, an important resource that could revitalize Latin American economies. {Will appear in FYI on Oct 11, 2011
Start Time:
3:30 PM
End Time:
5:00 PM
Room:
2120 Francis Scott Key (Merrill Room)
Common Location Name:
Francis Scott Key
Web Address:
http://www.lasc.umd.edu/
Other Contact Information:
Winslow A. Robertson Latin American Studies Center +1 301 405 9626 wrobert1@umd.edu http://www.lasc.umd.edu/


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