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17 August 2011
Avadex Granules: Key In Black-Grass Control
UK - With a recorded level of UK farms with herbicide resistant black-grass populations and a continuing decline in the performance of certain chemistry; farmers need to continue to look for...
16 August 2011
New Tools to Protect Soybeans from Pests
US - Soybean growers now have access to a revolutionary biological mode of action to help protect their crop from nematodes - as well as other pests - as part of an agreement announced today...
Authorities Join Forces to Counter Mouse Plague
AUSTRALIA - A national working group has been established to co-ordinate preparations for and response to what is expected to be a continuation of Australia's worst mouse plague amongst crops...
12 August 2011
Time to Check Stored Grain
AUSTRALIA - Growers storing grain on-farm are reminded to check grain regularly and thoroughly to avoid problems with insects and spoilage. ...
11 August 2011
Scientists Make Breakthrough In Protecting Crops
UK - In research published today, a team of scientists from Africa and the UK have made a breakthrough that will help in developing novel and ecologically sound approaches to controlling destructive...
Protect Barley Crops From Powdery Mildew
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian barley growers are urged to monitor crops now for signs of powdery mildew and apply effective fungicide protection. The advice comes following reports that barley...
10 August 2011
Research Aims To Cut Root Disease Costs
AUSTRALIA - Which farm management practices foster the ‘good' micro-organisms that reduce the impact of cereal root diseases? Western Australian researchers are a step closer to answering...
Purdue Research: Varied Yields From Fungicide
US - As Indiana soybeans move from flowering to beginning pod, farmers may consider applying foliar fungicides and insecticides to their crops....
01 August 2011
Check defoliation levels in your soybean field
US - It's time to monitor soybeans for defoliation that can be caused by several insect pests such as bean leaf beetles, grasshoppers, green cloverworms and Japanese beetles, urged Mike Gray,...
26 July 2011
Beetles Play Important Role In Reducing Weeds
UK - Researchers funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the French Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique have found that ground beetles reduce the...
25 July 2011
Japanese Beetle Activity Rises in Corn, Soybeans
US - Over the last few weeks, Japanese beetle activity throughout Iowa has been increasing, writes Erin Hodgson, Iowa State Department of Entomology....
21 July 2011
European Corn Borer Numbers Up This Year
US - Reports of European corn borer damage have increased this year, but a Purdue Extension entomologist says there is little cause for alarm....
20 July 2011
Herbicides Can Add Set Back to Stressed Crops
CANADA - Herbicides are designed to help crops but they can also hurt them when they're under stress as many are this year....
13 July 2011
Researchers Study Pesticide Pathways Into Atmosphere
US - When soil moisture levels increase, pesticide losses to the atmosphere through volatilization also rise. In one long-term field study, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists found...
To Spray Or Not To Spray?
US - To spray or not to spray may be the question of the season in the garden, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator....
06 July 2011
Waterhemp Survives Post Herbicide Applications
US - A discouraging number of waterhemp plants have survived applications of postemergence herbicides throughout the state, said University of Illinois Extension weed specialist Aaron Hager. ...
05 July 2011
Western Bean Cutworm Scouting Update
US - Western bean cutworm (WBC) moths have been reported in several Iowa counties. The first moth of 2011 was captured in Hancock County, located in north central Iowa, on June 17....
04 July 2011
SCN Females Now Visible on Soybean Roots
A very quick and easy way to check for the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is to dig roots and look for the presence of the telltale, swollen, white females on soybean roots, writes Greg Tylka, nematologist...
29 June 2011
Pasteuria Bioscience-Syngenta to Develop Bio-Nematicides
US - Pasteuria Bioscience has announced that it has entered into an exclusive global technology partnership with Syngenta, a world leader in agri-business focusing on sustainable agriculture....
28 June 2011
Monsanto, Amvac Collaborate on Crop Protection
US - Monsanto Company and Amvac Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corp., announced an agreement that broadens Monsanto's Roundup Ready PLUS® weed management platform...
27 June 2011
Research Links Parkinson's to Two Pesticides
US - In a new article published in the journal Molecular Neurodegeneration, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine take some of the first steps toward unraveling the molecular...
Wet Weather Challenges In-Crop Weed Control
CANADA - An assistant professor with the University of Manitoba reports this year's wet weather is making in-crop weed control extremely challenging, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 June 2011
Threats to Soybean Production Identified
US - University of Illinois researchers identified the top pathogens, pests and weeds affecting soybean production in a recent article in Food Security. ...
21 June 2011
Chemical Injury to Non-target Plants
US - University of Illinois Plant Clinic diagnosticians have welcomed a larger-than-normal number of injured plants this season. ...
20 June 2011
Why Triple Stack Still Treated With Seed Treatment
Jeff Phillips, Tippecanoe Extension ag Educator, noticed that the corn from Seed Consultants, Inc., provided for the Farm Progress/Precision Planting plots this year was a triple stack, meaning...
17 June 2011
Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds a Growing Problem
US - With glyphosate-resistant weeds already an issue in many Corn Belt states and throughout the South this growing season, experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred urge growers to scout regularly and carefully...
Pesticide Impact: Comparing Lab, Field-Scale Results
US - Assessing the environmental risk of pesticide use is an important, complex task that requires knowledge of the equilibrium sorption parameter, says the American Society of Agronomy. ...
16 June 2011
Herbicide Carryover Can Stop Canola Emergence
CANADA - Seedlings that curl up and start to brown off before emergence could be infected with seedling disease. But they could also be damaged by herbicide carryover. ...
13 June 2011
Free Screening for Waterhemp Resistance
US - If you think you have resistant waterhemp, send your waterhemp samples to the University of Illinois for a free screening. ...
09 June 2011
Did You Walk Your Fields Today?
CANADA - Canola growers are encouraged to walk their fields a couple times a week — or more — until plants are firmly established and growing strong....
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