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18 February 2014
Hidden Crop Pest Threat to Poorer Nations Revealed
UK - The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world's most important food producing nations, according to...
13 February 2014
BCPC Congress 2014: Precaution or Innovation?
UK - This year’s BCPC Congress is expected to attract a large and diverse representation from the European and international crop protection industry....
15 January 2014
UK Pesticide Guide 2014 Announced
UK - The UK Pesticide Guide 2014, jointly published by BCPC and CAB International, is the perfect planning tool for guiding you on responsible pesticide use this coming spraying season....
14 January 2014
Deciding When to Spray Cotton: Sometimes It Is More than Numbers
US - Research by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists focused on a major threat to cotton in the Southwestern United States could soon help growers cut back on insecticide use....
20 December 2013
A New Tool in the Fight Against Bee Parasite
UK - BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research have made a discovery which could help in the fight against the parasitic Varroa mite, which is devastating to bee colonies. They have developed...
19 December 2013
New Tool for Management of Varroa Mites in Bee Hives
EU - There has been a significant decline in European honey bee colony numbers over recent years and hive infestations of the mite, Varroa destructor, are an important factor in contributing...
04 December 2013
Improving Environment Yields and Welfare with Trees
ANALYSIS - Using trees as shelter belts around fields can increase yields and margins, reduce run-off and soil erosion and help improve the eco system by providing shelter for animals and pollinators,...
21 November 2013
New Studentships Use Science to Boost Industry Efficiency, Know-how
UK - Safeguarding product quality and boosting farm productivity are the clear themes to emerge from a £1.4m round of studentships under a restyled research programme from the Agriculture and...
19 November 2013
Why Should Crop Protection Practices be Recorded?
ANALYSIS - Collecting and recording data on crop protection practices should not just be seen as a legal requirement, writes Chris Harris....
14 November 2013
Bio Control Made Easier With Online Manual
SWITZERLAND - A biocontrol and pest management arsenal has been launched as part of an online resource in Basel this week. ...
31 October 2013
Stay Ahead of Light Leaf Spot
UK - Up-to-date fungicide performance information for controlling light leaf spot is now available from HCGA. Results from 2012/13 and recent years show that, although tricky to control, fungicide...
24 October 2013
Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode this Fall
US - Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the single most damaging soybean pest in the United States. ...
HGCA Agronomists’ Conference: Input Management for 2014 and Beyond
UK - How to manage farm inputs to reduce costs and optimise yields is under discussion at the 2013 HGCA Agronomists’ Conference....
21 October 2013
Why the Plough is Here to Stay
AUSTRIA – Arable farmers have been advised that, if used correctly, the plough will not become obsolete....
17 October 2013
How Should Crop Production Products be Regulated?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the chemical and crop protection industry that regulations that are starting to be implemented by the European Commission could damage the food and agriculture...
15 October 2013
Fall Applications to Combat the Alfalfa Weevil
US - The alfalfa weevil, one of the most well-known and devastating pests to agriculture, can cause serious defoliation in alfalfa during the spring, if not treated in a timely manner. ...
Pest Management, Cultivation Options and Grain Markets Focus of Event
UK - HGCA and NFU Cymru have joined forces once again to bring the latest arable information to cereal and oilseed farmers in Wales....
14 October 2013
Kansas Agronomists to Be Recognised With Awards
US - Several Kansas State University faculty members and one student will receive prestigious awards for their contributions to agronomy through education, research and service. ...
11 October 2013
Pest Management Centre to be Launched in Brussels
BELGIUM - The Harper Adams Centre for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) is to be officially launched at a special networking event in Brussels on November 27....
09 October 2013
Regional Variation in Wheat Bulb Fly Risk
UK - Results from the annual HGCA autumn wheat bulb fly survey suggest that overall risk in England remains relatively low, but the risk in northern England is higher compared to last year....
02 October 2013
Crop Protection: UK Ag Research 'Extraordinarily Strong'
UK - Combating future pest, weed and disease threats to UK agriculture was the subject of a scientific conference held on Wednesday 25 September in London, which was attended by around 170 delegates....
01 October 2013
Protecting Ecosystems While Producing Food
UK - Crop protection systems, declining water resources and the increased use of machinery and technology will all have an increasing bearing on the way the agricultural sector manages the land...
17 September 2013
Carbon Farming Schemes Should Consider Multiple Benefits
US - Carbon markets and related international schemes that allow payments to landholders for planting trees, sometimes called carbon farming, are intended to support sequestration of carbon from...
11 September 2013
NFU Supports Government Neonicotinoid Stance
UK - The National Farmers Union has described the governments decision that the neonicotinoid restrictions are not justified as 'balanced and sensible'. ...
How to Manage Insect Resistance?
US - With the growth in the areas planted with transgenic crops that produce insecticide proteins, insects are becoming increasingly resistant. This was the conclusion drawn by a team of researchers...
New Weapons on the Way to Battle Weeds
US - A somber picture of the struggle against super-weeds emerged as scientists described the relentless spread of herbicide-resistant menaces like pigweed and horseweed that shrug off powerful...
09 September 2013
Harvesting Solutions for Red Witchweed Affected Producers
AUSTRALIA - Industry and government representatives have locked in a range of agreed solutions to enable business continuity for cane growers affected by red witchweed in Mackay....
02 September 2013
Belgorod Region Free from GMOs
RUSSIA - The Belgorod region of Russia has been declared a GMO free region. ...
Global Food Security at Risk from Spreading Crop Pests
GLOBAL - Global warming is resulting in the spread of crop pests towards the North and South Poles at a rate of nearly three km a year, concludes a new study by researchers at the University...
29 August 2013
Mild Weather Causes Unusual Damage to Crops
US - Lower insect populations have led to minor crop damage this summer, but a Purdue Extension entomologist says farmers should still watch for anomalies when scouting....
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