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19 December 2011
Phosphine-Resistant Grain Insects Eliminated
AUSTRALIA - The application of commonly recommended management principles has eradicated a strain of grain storage insects with strong phosphine resistance, located on a Western Australian farm....
06 December 2011
Cotton Growers: Controlling Whiteflies the Natural Way
US - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are showing Arizona cotton growers how to reduce their dependence on broad-spectrum insecticides by controlling sweetpotato whiteflies with...
02 December 2011
Pocket Guide Will Help Prevent Pest Pitfalls
AUSTRALIA - Growers inspecting grain storage facilities can carry with them a useful new resource to help identify any pests which may be present....
25 November 2011
Arachnid Genetic Code Cracked Will Protect Crops
GENERAL - An international team of scientists - including Ghent VIB scientists - has succeeded in deciphering the genome of the spider mite. This is also the first known genome of an arachnid....
23 November 2011
Special Delivery: Nematode-infected Insect Cadavers
US - A custom-made machine for packaging mealworms infected with beneficial nematodes could improve the delivery, timing and use of the wormlike organisms as biological control agents....
18 November 2011
New Technology to Manage Crops
GERMANY - A new app for the iPad that can help farmers assess crop progress, manage work patterns and identify problems and diseases was one of the new technology highlights at Agritechnica this...
11 November 2011
Farmers' Vigilance Keeps Locusts At Bay
AUSTRALIA - Last year's plague locust season was one of the worst in history but this year's forecast is much more positive....
02 November 2011
Ants and Termites Help Lift Wheat Yields at Binnu
AUSTRALIA - Ants and termites, supported by conservation agriculture practices, are providing unexpectedly high yield benefits on Rohan Ford's property at Binnu, north of Geraldton....
Scientists Find a Cure for Pests in Maize
AFRICA - No maize means no food in a large section of Kenya. And so any effort to save the crop from pests, diseases and increase yields is a welcome idea to not only farmers, but also scientists...
24 October 2011
Stem Rust Outbreak Threatens Southern Cereal Crops
AUSTRALIA - Stem rust inoculum levels in late spring and early summer have southern growers on crop monitoring duty as the damaging pathogen takes hold across the high rainfall grain zone....
18 October 2011
Farmers Stuck with Radioactive Rice Straw
JAPAN - Farmers in eight prefectures have 7,200 tons of rice straw containing radioactive materials that at present there are no plans to dispose of, agriculture ministry officials confirmed...
13 October 2011
Reduced Threat from Wheat Bulb Fly Expected this Autumn
UK - Results from HGCA's autumn wheat bulb fly survey show that infestation levels are lower than the high levels seen in 2010....
07 October 2011
Fall Herbicide Application Saves Time in the Spring
US - Have you struggled with winter annual weeds getting in the way of spring planting? Many farmers are fighting off these weeds with fall herbicide applications. Applying a herbicide now may...
03 October 2011
MANA Launches New Parallel® Plus Herbicide for Corn, Sorghum
US - Parallel® Plus herbicide, manufactured by MANA Crop Protection, has received approval by the US Environmental Protection Agency for a new state of the art formulation of metolachlor...
23 September 2011
New Reports of Severe Rootworm Damage to Bt Corn
US - More incidences of severe corn rootworm injury to Bt corn have been observed in northwestern and north central Illinois, said University of Illinois Extension entomologist Mike Gray. ...
Strategies for Controlling Nematode Populations
BRAZIL - Soybean crops in several regions of Brazil with stains on Reboleira, where the plants are small and yellowish, reveal hidden nematodes. The worms are not visible to the naked eye, but...
21 September 2011
Phase-out of WHO Class I Insecticides
GLOBAL - As part of its ongoing portfolio optimization efforts, Bayer CropScience is accelerating the phase-out of all remaining WHO Class I insecticides by the end of 2012. ...
19 September 2011
Winter Canola Planting 2011 Window is Open in Southwest
US - The window of opportunity to plant the 2011 canola crop is began Saturday, Sept. 10 2011 but continuing drought conditions may delay early seeding....
15 September 2011
Syngenta Accepting Nominations for Resistance Fighter of the Year
US - For the third consecutive year, Syngenta is recognizing the critical role that retailers, county extension agents and crop consultants play in the fight against weed resistance. Syngenta...
Destructive Grain Beetle Passed Through Canada
CANADA - One of the world's most destructive grain pests has made its way undetected in imports that have passed through Canada, says a Canadian Food Inspection Agency official. ...
Insects Developing Resistance to GM Corn
US — Insect resistance to a genetically modified variety of corn has been discovered in several Midwestern states, local plant scientists say....
13 September 2011
Addressing Nematode Problems Can Increase Corn Yields
US - Corn nematodes can be overlooked as a cause of yield-loss in corn, say experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred. ...
12 September 2011
Spring Frost Biggest Risk to Yields in WA Wheatbelt
AUSTRALIA - Most of the Australian wheatbelt received adequate rainfall in August. Some waterlogging is present in far western shires and above average temperatures during August have accelerated...
UK Farmers’ Crop Input Survey Preview
UK - A series of in-depth annual surveys of UK farmers conducted by the Kleffmann Group have indicated that the area of winter wheat, spring barley and winter oilseed rape all increased last...
06 September 2011
Wild Radish a Key Concern for Northern Growers
AUSTRALIA - Management of weeds, particularly wild radish, is topping the list of agronomic concerns for growers in Western Australia's northern grainbelt....
05 September 2011
Wheat Seed Treatments Give Seedlings Strong Start
US - Fungicide seed treatments may play an important role in giving seedlings a good head start by protecting them from early-season diseases caused by Fusarium, Pythium, and Rhizoctonia species,...
29 August 2011
Corn Aphid Populations Explode
US - For the last several weeks, corn aphid populations have exploded, writes Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University Department of Entomology ...
25 August 2011
Problem Weed on GRDC’s ‘Wanted’ List
AUSTRALIA - Windmill grass and has been named by the Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) as among the top five problem weeds of the northern grains region....
22 August 2011
Canola Growers Urged To Look Out For DBM
AUSTRALIA - Canola growers should be vigilant and monitor crops for diamondback moths (DBM), which are in unusually high numbers in parts of the northern agricultural region and near Esperance....
19 August 2011
Study Quantifies Impact of Glyphosate Resistance
US — Since the introduction of the glyphosate-tolerant cropping system in 1996, growers have benefitted from the system's agronomic, economic and environmental advantages. ...
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