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Jun 11, 2019

High school student develops organic weed killer

A Hungarian high school student has discovered an environmentally-friendly method for tackling the growth of unwanted weeds.

A Hungarian high school student has discovered an environmentally-friendly method for tackling the growth of unwanted weeds.

Gergő Hrubos set out by experimenting with annual ragweed. He froze select parts of the plant, soaking some in hot, others in a cold water solution. Upon pouring these onto mustard and corn bushes, he discovered that the substance can stop the growth of various plants.

The discovery earned the young boy the 4th place at a local competition, a special award at the Hlavay József National Student Conference in Biology and Technology and the opportunity to present his findings in front of 200 people at the Plant’s Day festival, Mosonmagyaróvár.

Though his impeccable achievements lead many to wonder about whether he’d want to become a doctor when he grows up, Hrubos has different plans. The future is in biology, insisted the high schooler at a recently-held conference.

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