How Aspirin reduces pest attacks on crops

Spraying or watering crops with the painkiller Aspirin increases their immune system while triggering their natural defense systems that fight bacteria, fungi, and viruses according to researchers. A study by the US Department of Agriculture, found that the use of an aspirin spray, which ca[...]


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