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Farmers urgently need new crop protection tools for tomorrow’s world

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”

– President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Pesticides made modern agriculture possible. Without them we’d lose over half of our food. The problem is these traditional protection measures are showing their age. Social, economic, climatic, and biotic factors are accelerating the global food chain’s need to adopt novel innovations. The farm and food industry is transforming fast; farmers require new tools; and agriculture's future must be built on public trust.

For these reasons, Oerth Bio is pioneering the application of PROTAC® which has the potential to be a powerful new approach to helping farmers improve crop yield.

Growing populations

By 2050, the world’s population is projected to reach 10 billion. That’s nearly 2.2 billion more people than today. Feeding everybody will push our food supply — and our ingenuity — to its limits.

Increased resistance

Pests are quickly adapting to, and overcoming, current modes of action.

Environmental instability

As the climate changes, it triggers unpredictable disease patterns, water scarcity, reduced soil quality, and other challenges.

Consumer scrutiny

Consumers demand that the food and crop technologies be safe for non-target species, human health, and the environment.