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29 August 2013
Technology Investment to Reduce Waste in Grain Bins
CANADA - Canadian grain farmers will benefit from an investment in imaging technology that will help them reduce waste in their grain bins and improve their profitability, Parliamentary Secretary...
Severe Corn Rootworm Injury to Bt Hybrids in First-year Corn Confirmed
US - Significant western corn rootworm larval injury in first-year cornfields has been confirmed in Livingston and Kankakee counties in Illinois, according to a University of Illinois Department...
28 August 2013
Illinois Survey Shows Overall Low Numbers of Corn, Soybean Insects
US - Recent statewide surveys of insects in corn and soybean fields conducted by University of Illinois researchers in 28 counties across Illinois reveal that densities of many insect pests remain...
27 August 2013
Free App Offers Quick Way to Identify Plant Problems
US - Farmers, homeowners, greenhouse and nursery growers, agricultural specialists and others who need to identify plants, plant diseases, insect pests and other plant problems have a new mobile...
01 August 2013
Connecting Research with Application in the Field
UK - Leading scientists and industry experts will be joining forces at AHDB’s Crop Research Conference to discuss how a better scientific understanding of pests, weeds and diseases can lead...
23 July 2013
Purdue Weed Scientists Offer Video to Identify Palmer Amaranth
US - Two Purdue Extension weed scientists have produced a video to encourage farmers to scout for the fast-spreading Palmer amaranth weed new to Indiana and to help them identify it....
Goss’s Wilt Prompted by Wet Weather, Severe Conditions
US - While Goss’s wilt wasn’t a significant problem in 2012, more intense storm systems this year could cause it to emerge as a problem for corn growers as the disease continues its movement...
22 July 2013
Entomologists: Start Scouting Western Bean Cutworm in Late July
US - Corn growers should start scouting in late July for signs of western bean cutworm, a potentially yield-reducing pest, two Purdue Extension entomologists say....
14 July 2013
Conserve Water and Soil Fertility to Increase Productivity under Climate Change
ANALYSIS - Higher temperatures and longer growing seasons in the UK could provide opportunities for farmers to increase productivity. ...
12 July 2013
Spring Crop Pests Mild, but Growers Should Scout for Summer Insects
US - Mild temperatures and moderate rainfall during corn and soybean planting created prime conditions for avoiding severe problems with spring pests, a Purdue Extension entomologist says. But...
01 July 2013
Break Corn Rootworm Cycle with Crop Rotation, Trait Stacks
US – While there are traits and products to help you protect your corn crops against corn rootworm, you still need to manage against the pest and that means knowing about larvae and adult beetle...
28 June 2013
Locust Plague Threatens to Trigger Severe Food Crisis in Madagascar
MADAGASCAR - Locusts have already infested over half of the island nation’s cultivated land and pastures...
27 June 2013
Saddle Gall Midge Larvae on the Move
UK - HGCA has received a report of relatively high numbers of newly hatched saddle gall midge larvae at a site in Suffolk....
24 June 2013
Podcast Helps Soybean Farmers Deal with White Mold
US - A group of university researchers, in conjunction with the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP), have created a podcast to help farmers deal with white mold, a disease of soybeans....
14 June 2013
Worrying Emergence of Insecticide Resistance in Crop Pests
UK - Scientists at Rothamsted Research have today highlighted the worrying emergence of resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in grain aphids and the implications this may have for controlling...
13 June 2013
DuPont Pioneer: Tips for Early Season Weed Control
GLOBAL - After starting the season with clean fields at planting, now is the time to focus on early season weed control to maintain maximum yield potential. ...
10 June 2013
Red Oilseed Rape Signals Stop to Pollen Beetle Infestation
UK - In a study published in the Arthropod-Plant Interactions journal, Rothamsted Research scientists have shown that a change in the petal colour of oilseed rape from yellow to red can result...
07 June 2013
Nematodes Encapsulated to Better Battle Corn Pests
US - Nematodes have shown promise as biological control agents in the fight against the western corn rootworm, whose larval stage is a costly pest of corn in the United States and Europe....
06 June 2013
Beijing Applies ‘Helicopter‘ in Wheat Pest Control
CHINA - The Beijing Agricultural Bureau has spent 500,000 yuan ($81,490) introducing a homemade unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for vegetable protection in Shunyi district. The vehicle will help...
Farmers Should Scout for Black Cutworms in Emerging Corn
US - Farmers with emerging corn crops should be on the lookout for infestations of the black cutworm, according to Christian Krupke, a Purdue Extension entomologist who specialises in field-crop...
04 June 2013
Delayed Soybean Planting: Prospects for Insect Injury
US - The stormy spring weather across much of the nation’s mid-section that continues to cause planting delays will also affect this season’s insect activity, said Mike Gray, a professor...
31 May 2013
Researchers Help Threatened Wheat Crops in Asia, Africa
US - Researchers at Oregon State University have helped develop new environmental monitoring technology that will allow farmers thousands of miles away, in west and central Asia, to save millions...
20 May 2013
Moth Pesticide Approved For First Time in Brazil
BRAZIL – Pesticide guidelines are being issued by the Ministry of Agriculture to help Bahian farmers apply Enamectin Benzoate to safely treat Cotton Ballworm....
08 May 2013
Farmers Hopeful Rain-soaked Soil will Wipe Out Corn Rootworm
US - Farmers are hopeful rain soaked soils in the Midwest will drown out the Western Corn Rootworm. That won't be the case says University of Illinois Extension Entomologist Mike Gray....
19 April 2013
Specialist: Post-planting Weather Could Decide Insect Threat
US - Farmers should look to the skies for an idea of how active below-ground insects could be in cornfields later this spring, a Purdue Extension entomologist says....
17 April 2013
Invasive Kudzu Bugs May Pose Greater Threat Than Previously Thought
US - The invasive kudzu bug has the potential to be a major agricultural pest, causing significant damage to economically important soybean crops. Conventional wisdom has held that the insect...
11 April 2013
Madagascar Needs More than $41 Million to End Locust Plague
MADAGASCAR - Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country's next cropping seasons and the food security...
09 April 2013
Asian Soybean Rust Increased 73 Per Cent in Brazil
BRAZIL - The number of outbreaks of Asian rust in soybean crops increased by 73 per cent in the last Brazilian harvest. ...
08 April 2013
Supporting Sustainable Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - The new Caring for our Country Sustainable Agriculture stream will promote sustainable food production, innovation, land management and a skilled community....
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