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03 April 2013
Corn Growers Should Assess Wireworm Risk Prior to Planting
US - Corn growers need to scout their fields to determine wireworm populations before planting so they don't miss the optimum treatment window, a Purdue Extension entomologist says....
02 April 2013
What Will Weed Resistance Cost You This Year?
ANALYSIS - For farmers in the northern hemisphere, it’s about time for planters to start rolling. While seed decisions were likely made months ago, herbicide decisions are usually a wait-and-see...
01 April 2013
Battling Climate Change with Tried and True Methods
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their partners are providing guidance to growers in Montana and the Dakotas on how they can use some tried-and-true agricultural practices...
18 March 2013
USDA Approves New Agrisure Duracade Trait from Syngenta
US - Syngenta has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) deregulated the Agrisure DuracadeTM trait, clearing the way for sales and planting of this important new technology...
15 March 2013
Aphids Forecast to Fly Considerably Later this Year
UK - HGCA’s Aphid News service forecasts that aphids are likely to fly considerably later than normal this year, especially in the south....
Indirect Side-effects of Cultivation of GM Plants
SWITZERLAND - Genetically modified (GM) cotton plants contain a poison that protects them from their most significant enemies. As a result, these plants rely less on their own defence system....
13 March 2013
UK Environment Minister Urged to Support Suspension of Pesticide Use
UK - Government ministers from across the European Union will meet this week to decide whether or not to suspend the use of a pesticide linked to a dramatic decline in the bee population....
07 March 2013
Israel Farmers Call on Government to Prevent Locust Damage to Crops
EGYPT & ISRAEL - In an echo of an ancient Biblical tale, a swarm of locusts crossed from Egypt into Israel’s Negev Desert on Tuesday afternoon, with local politicians and farmers calling on...
04 March 2013
Cereals Authority Release New Pollen Beetle Guidance
UK - New information on pollen beetle monitoring and spray control thresholds in winter and spring oilseed rape has been issued by HGCA....
Balloon Bug Prompts Surveillance Push
NICARAGUA – State efforts to control the spread of the Legume Balloon Bug, have been stepped up in the form of tighter surveillance controls. ...
15 February 2013
Beware Stewardship with Wheat Bulb Fly Sprays
UK - Chlorpyrifos applied to control hatching populations of Wheat Bulb fly in late drilled crops must be made using low drift nozzles to ensure compliance with vitally important stewardship...
04 February 2013
Rural Business Training for 90,000 Entrepreneurs Launched
UK - At least 90,000 aspiring businesspeople will get specialist training as part of the Government’s latest drive towards rural economic growth Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson announced...
25 January 2013
New, Cost-cutting Approach to Formulating Pest-killing Fungi
US - Biopesticides containing beneficial fungi are often grown on grains or other solids, but US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have shown a liquid diet can work better....
Friendly Bacteria Show key role in “Priming” Plant Defences
UK - New research into plant disease resistance shows that bacteria attracted to maize roots induce a state of 'early warning' in the cereal, resulting in a faster and stronger response to attack...
24 January 2013
Publication Offers Producers Advice on Invasive Weed
US - Two Purdue Extension specialists have developed an information guide to help crop producers across Indiana deal with Palmer amaranth, an aggressive, herbicide-resistant weed....
15 January 2013
NFU Responds to New Research on Neonicotinoid Insecticides
UK - News that neonicotinoid insecticides make a significant contribution to crop production in the UK should be welcomed as another piece of the debate on bee and pollinator health, according...
Lady Beetle Diet Influences its Effectiveness as Biocontrol Agent
US - By examining what lady beetles eat, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are learning more about the movement of these beneficial insects in farm fields—and whether they'll actively...
Management Strategies Help Control Resistant Weeds
US - Herbicide-resistant weeds are becoming more of a problem, forcing growers to alter their weed-control programs. DuPont Pioneer agronomists say management decisions – such as improved herbicide...
14 January 2013
Canadian Governments Invest C$6.5 Million Into Crop Research
CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart have announced C$6.5 million in funding for 38 crop-related research projects....
10 January 2013
Plan Your Crop Protection, Urges NFU
UK - The NFU is reminding farmers and growers to complete their Crop Protection Management Plan - one of the key elements of The Voluntary Initiative. ...
28 December 2012
Army Worms Destroy Zambian Maize Fields
ZAMBIA - Zambia's maize crop is under threat following an outbreak of army worms....
14 December 2012
ANAC Applauds Delayed Introduction of New Import Requirements on Grains Entering Canada
CANADA - The Animal Nutrition Association of Canada is applauding a Canadian Food Inspection Agency decision to delay introduction of new import requirements on a range of grains entering Canada....
Insect Trap Saves Labor, Monitors Data, Reduces Insecticide Use
US - A new agricultural electronic insect trapping device has the potential to automatically monitor insect pest populations and reduce the amount of insecticides emitted into the environment....
12 December 2012
A New Test to Determine Viability of Soybean Rust Spores
US - Spores from Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi) pose a serious threat to soybean production in the United States because they can be blown great distances by the wind. University...
16 November 2012
Indiana CCA Conference to Cover Drought, 2013
US - A statewide conference for Certified Crop Advisers and other agriculture professionals will highlight the 2012 drought and its implications for the 2013 growing season. ...
15 November 2012
Solutions to Production Plateau
UK - Addressing shortcomings in current agronomic practice is one of the first steps needed to tackle the UK’s yield plateau in winter wheat and oilseed rape, according to a major new study...
12 November 2012
Postharvest Workshop to Focus on Grain, Pest Management
US - Purdue Extension experts will focus on grain and pest management at a 28 November workshop in West Lafayette. The Post-Harvest Update and Recertification Workshop is geared toward farmers,...
05 November 2012
BCPC Supports Pesticide Action Plan
UK - The consultation period on Defra’s draft National Action Plan (NAP) for the sustainable use of pesticides has just ended. British Crop Production Council (BCPC) Chairman, Dr Colin Ruscoe...
31 October 2012
Vigilance Against Locusts Needed Despite Low Forecast
AUSTRALIA - Population upsurges in the west and low populations to the east for locusts are on the horizon according to the latest situation forecast from the Australian Plague Locust Commission...
25 October 2012
Locust Alert for Northwest Africa
AFRICA - FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks. ...
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