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02 October 2014
Is Politics Rather than Science Dictating Crop Protection?
ANALYSIS - Too many regulations regarding chemicals and crop protection products are being made for short-term political expediency rather than being based on solid science....
01 October 2014
Emergency Insecticide Use May be Too Late for Some
UK - Emergency use of the crop protection product Insyst has been authorised to protect winter oilseed rape from further damage by cabbage stem flea beetle following growing pressure from farmers...
29 September 2014
Resistance Management: Still Time to Walk Your Fields
ANALYSIS - Now is the time to start planning your weed management program for next year, and there's still time before (or even during) harvest to walk your fields and determine which weed species...
25 September 2014
How Do We Tackle Food Production 'Complacency'?
UK - NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advisory Board of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)....
23 September 2014
Putting Small Acres to Good Use
US - Putting a few extra acres to work can bring in additional income, provide an opportunity to experiment with a new enterprise, or develop an interest or hobby for its educational or entertainment...
02 September 2014
Armyworm Concerns in Headed-Out Sorghum
US - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn grain sorghum producers they should now be ever more vigilant in scouting for armyworms in the coming weeks as the crop heads out....
01 September 2014
New Study Charts Global Invasion of Crop Pests
GLOBAL - Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by...
29 August 2014
Weed Resistance: Concern Growing over Global Issue
ANALYSIS - Weed resistance is a growing issue around the globe. Aaron Hager, associate professor of weed science at the University of Illinois, shares global challenges that growers are facing...
11 August 2014
Video: What Growers Can Do to Protect Blackleg Resistance Traits
CANADA - A new video from the Canola Council of Canada zooms in on blackleg, showing how the canola disease infects a plant, how it spreads throughout a field and what growers can do to protect...
08 August 2014
Khapra Beetle Infestation Stops Rice Shipment from Pakistan
US & PAKISTAN - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discovered a Khapra Beetle larvae infestation in a shipment of rice from Pakistan at the port of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. ...
03 July 2014
Barley Scald Risk Depends on Seasonal Conditions
AUSTRALIA - A new GRDC fact sheet is aimed at helping growers in the southern grain-growing region prevent grain losses caused by the fungal disease barley scald, writes Rebecca Barr....
02 July 2014
Late-Season Wheat Grain Quality Concerns
Wheat harvest will likely be late again this year, particularly in the northern half of the state, write Pierce Paul and Laura Lindsey, The Ohio State University....
Bloodsucking Mite Threatens Future of UK Honeybees
UK - Scientists have discovered how a bloodsucking parasite has transformed Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) into one of the biggest threats facing UK honeybees....
30 June 2014
Take Action Against Glyphosate Resistance
AUSTRALIA - 2014 may be the year that many grain growers experience their first case of glyphosate resistance in annual ryegrass, warns Sarah Jeffrey, a leading Australian weed authority....
Screen Your Waterhemp for Herbicide Resistance
US - Herbicide-resistant waterhemp populations continue to expand into more areas of Illinois each season, writes Aaron Hager, University of Illinois....
Wheat Maturity, Disease Potential Must be Monitored
Later harvest dates and disease concerns merit additional management considerations for this year’s wheat crop, writes Greg Roth, Penn State Professor of Agronomy....
27 June 2014
Growing Degree Days Reach Levels to Trigger Bertha Armyworm
CANADA - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's map shows the regions where growing degree days (Base 7°C) have reached sufficient levels to trigger emergence of bertha armyworm adults from pupae....
19 June 2014
NFU Keen to Work with Government on New Pollinator Strategy
UK - The NFU says it is keen to work with government on its new strategy to help pollinators as the first hearing by the Environmental Audit Committee got underway yesterday....
09 June 2014
Wheat Pests Cause Aesthetic, Financial Loss to Agricultural Producers
US - As producers across Kansas gear up for wheat harvest, two pesky insects are throttling up their efforts to put a dent in this year’s crop—along with farmers’ wallets....
03 June 2014
Armyworm Showing Up in Specific, At-Risk Cornfields
US - While armyworm captures haven't been as high in Indiana as they have in other states to the south, Purdue Extension entomologists say there has been some concentrated armyworm egg-laying...
28 May 2014
Cool, Wet Weather Only Helps Cutworms Thrive
Capture of black cutworm moths in the IPM traps has been above the rolling five year average for the last several weeks, writes Doug Johnson, Extension Entomologist with the University of Kentucky....
14 May 2014
UPL Q4 Net Up 29 Per Cent
INDIA - Mumbai based global generic crop protection, chemicals and seeds company, UPL (formerly United Phosphorus Limited) has recorded at 29 per cent increase in consolidated profit at $59.82...
02 May 2014
Ergot Prevention in Cereal Crops
CANADA - When it comes to controlling ergot, the best control is prevention....
30 April 2014
Coromandel Forms JV With Japanese Firms
INDIA - Crop protection products manufacturer, Coromandel International Limited (CIL) part of $22 billion Murugappa Group has entered into an agreement with Japanese firm Yanmar Co Ltd and Mitsui...
31 March 2014
BCPC Congress 2014 Programme Well Advanced
UK - Building on the success of last year’s event, the BCPC Congress 2014 is well on track to be another highly informative and stimulating event....
£4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative...
18 March 2014
Extreme Winter Weather May Not Knock Out Insects and Disease
US - Extreme cold and snow cover in many parts of the country have growers guessing about the weather’s impact on pest pressures in the upcoming planting and growing season....
14 March 2014
NFU Statement on House Ag Committee's Adoption of H.R. 935
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended the US House Committee on Agriculture’s adoption of H.R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, by voice vote....
28 February 2014
Alberta Farmers Learn About New Crop Options, Weed Resistance
CANADA - At the recent Agronomy Update conference held in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, farmers heard presentations on crop pests, weed control, soil fertility, new crop options, grain storage and...
27 February 2014
How Do You Manage Your Farm Through Weed Resistance?
ANALYSIS - With no new herbicide technology expected in the next five or even 10 years, farmers must manage weed resistance through a systems approach, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior...
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