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How dsRNA works for Plant and Animal Health

In the pipeline: Colorado potato beetle

The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) accounts for more than $500 million…

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In the pipeline: protecting the honeybee

About 3 million commercial honeybee colonies in the United States contribute to…

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In the pipeline: Botrytis

Botrytis cinerea, which causes grey mold and bunch rot, is an ever-present…

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In the pipeline: Fusarium

Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) is a fungal disease that affects wheat and…

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In the pipeline: Two-spotted spider mite

The two-spotted spider mite has a wide crop host range. The mite…

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In the pipeline: Lepidoptera

There are multiple asynchronous generations of caterpillars and larvae every year in…

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In the pipeline: grapevine powdery mildew

Powdery mildew is the largest driver for pesticide use in viticulture. Caused…

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VP of Plant Health R&D Ron Flannagan explains how GreenLight has demonstrated that RNA can be a viable solution to control six pests in our pipeline.

Plant and Animal Health AT GREENLIGHT

Rethinking our food supply

Our plant health business aims to leverage the GreenLight platform to empower farmers and the agriculture industry to grow food that is safe for people and the environment.

Nature is not an infinite resource, and we believe that with thoughtful research, development, and commercialization, we can create solutions that protect pollinators, support beneficial insect populations, and maintain soil health and water quality.

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RNA IN ACTION

Mark Singleton, GreenLight’s SVP, Technology and External Innovation, Plant Health, reveals how it is his life’s mission to find a way to provide viable choices for farmers and growers to use subtle tools and to bring forward the age of ecological agriculture: managing crop pests with RNA solutions.

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Why it’s so powerful

  • Effective

    Trials show that we can develop RNA products that are as effective as traditional options

  • Sustainable

    Our RNA solution targets the destructive organism and aims to leave beneficial insects like ladybugs unharmed

  • Transient

    RNA breaks down quickly in the environment and is undetectable after 4 days

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News and insights

The latest on GreenLight’s work and partnerships, and what the world has been saying about us.

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  • GreenLight’s honeybee-saving RNA solution named finalist in World Changing Ideas Award

    05.10.22


    GreenLight’s honeybee-saving RNA solution named finalist in World Changing Ideas Award
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  • International crop network validates ledprona as a new Mode of Action group

    04.05.22


    International crop network validates ledprona as a new Mode of Action group
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  • Co-developer of COVID-19 Vaccine Joins GreenLight Advisory Board

    03.29.22


    Co-developer of COVID-19 Vaccine Joins GreenLight Advisory Board
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  • EndPoints: Q&A with GreenLight CEO Andrey Zarur

    03.17.22


    EndPoints: Q&A with GreenLight CEO Andrey Zarur
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  • BioCentury: GreenLight messenger RNA shingles vaccine deal with Serum Institute of India

    03.14.22


    BioCentury: GreenLight messenger RNA shingles vaccine deal with Serum Institute of India
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  • Endpoints: GreenLight licenses mRNA shingles vaccine

    03.14.22


    Endpoints: GreenLight licenses mRNA shingles vaccine
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