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29 June 2015
Government Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock, Crop Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support...
09 April 2015
New GM Rice Shows Improved Disease Immunity
US - Rice disease immunity can be improved by transferred genes from other species, according to new research from the University of California-Davis....
06 March 2015
Diverse UK Cereal Rust Populations Need Close Monitoring
UK - Studies of cereal pathogen populations in the UK have shown rusts are becoming increasingly diverse – affecting varieties in different, and often unpredictable, ways – and crops should...
16 February 2015
Research Yields Cotton Resistant to Leaf Curl Virus
US - Two new cotton germplasm lines developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are now available for use in safeguarding US cotton from...
09 February 2015
Agrinos Expands Commercial Platform, Reach in India with Rallis
INDIA - Agrinos AS announces an expanded partnership of Agrinos India Pty. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agrinos AS, with Rallis, a subsidiary of TATA Chemicals Limited, for the introduction...
22 January 2015
Call for Proper Risk Assessment of Possible Endocrine Disruptors
UK -The British Crop Production Council has called for a proper risk assessment on possible endocrine disruptors....
15 January 2015
Agri-environmental Schemes Increase Yields as Well as Biodiversity
UK - Agri-environmental schemes on farm are generally seen to be taking up production space but the big question facing farmers tempted to employ them is “Do they Work?”...
05 January 2015
EPA Approves First Seed Treatment to Protect Against Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome, Nematodes
US – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Bayer CropScience's application for the registration of ILeVO®, the only seed treatment that protects the root system against...
24 December 2014
Maharashtra Cotton Crops Hit by Mar Disease
INDIA - Over 26560 hetares of cotton crop has hit by mar disease in the state of Maharashtra, minister of state for agriculture, Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan informed the parliament recently....
09 December 2014
Black-grass Resistance Initiative Gets Battle Underway
UK - Work is now well underway as part of a £2.8 million BBSRC-HGCA-funded project to tackle the threat to cereal crops posed by the weed black-grass....
19 November 2014
Can Wheat Defend Itself Against Viruses?
US - Wheat diseases could cost producers 5 to 10 per cent or more in yield reductions per crop, but a major advance in developing broad disease-resistant wheat is on the horizon. ...
13 November 2014
Light Leaf Spot Disease Risk High for UK
UK - The HGCA-supported light leaf spot (LLS) service forecasts a very high disease infection risk in all regions of the UK for the 2014­–15 season....
20 October 2014
Mycotoxins: Farmers Must Be Vigilant
ANALYSIS - Mycotoxins can wreak havoc on a producer's feeding program, and this year is no exception, given the cool wet conditions across much of the US Midwest, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior...
14 October 2014
2014 Red Winter Wheat Crop Hardest Hit by Fusarium Head Blight
CANADA - The program manager for quality assurance with the Canadian Grain Commission reports 2014 has been one of the worst years ever for fusarium head blight damage in winter wheat, writes...
Time it Right for Light Leaf Spot Control
UK - Getting the timing right for effective light leaf spot control is crucial, according to the latest fungicide performance information from HGCA....
13 October 2014
'Exceptional' Levels of Fusarium Infection This Year
CANADA - High levels of fusarium head blight infection in this year's winter wheat crop is creating a significant challenge for those planning to feed the grain to livestock, writes Bruce Cochrane....
08 October 2014
UK Animal and Plant Health Agency Launched
UK - The new agency responsible for safeguarding animal and plant health, Animal and Plant Health Agency, has started work....
07 October 2014
Unknown Rice Parasite Threatens Harvests in Africa
AFRICA - Few agronomists are familiar with Rhamphicarpa fistulosa, a fragile weed with white flowers, from the broomrape family. Yet this root parasite is increasingly affecting rice cultivation...
06 October 2014
Nitrogen Compounds Control Disease Resistance in Cereals
DENMARK - Nitrogen compounds play an important role in the plant’s fight against fungal diseases. Researchers are now seeking a better understanding of these mechanisms. This may present plant...
03 October 2014
Growers Urged to Search Before You Sow this Summer
AUSTRALIA - Growers are being urged to check for establishment pests before planting this year's summer crops....
Endocrine Disruptors – Risk or Hazard?
ANALYSIS - As the European Commission launched its consultation on endocrine disruptors as pesticides, crop protection industry experts spelt out concerns that a catch all hazard based approach...
Intergrated Pest Management Widens Farmers’ Control Repertoire
DENMARK - A wide range of control measures can be used In the battle against weeds, pests and diseases IN agricultural crops. Denmark is leader of the pack when it comes to research in integrated...
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....
15 September 2014
Sudden Death Syndrome Hits Soybeans Across US
ANALYSIS - Due to high moisture levels throughout the Midwest this season, Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) has hit soybean fields not only in the Midwest, but "any place that soybeans are grown,"...
11 September 2014
Barley Business for Beer Brewing Secures Funding
UK - Scientists from Norwich's renowned John Innes Centre (JIC) are developing a new business concept, based on their expertise in growing heritage lines of barley for brewing....
05 September 2014
Emerson Winter Wheat Shows Good Fusarium Resistance
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising farmers planning to seed winter wheat this fall to secure seed as soon as possible and to choose Emerson....
01 September 2014
Fusarium Head Blight Downgrades Winter Wheat
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says fusarium head blight has been the biggest factor affecting the quality of this year's winter wheat crop, writes Bruce Cochrane....
28 August 2014
New Guide Helps Farmers Control Pests, Diseases in Hops Fields
US - Farmers interested in learning in-depth information on how to protect their hops from weeds, diseases and insects can find information on integrated pest management in a new Purdue Extension...
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...
31 July 2014
New Finding in Fight Against Ramularia Leaf Spot
UK - Researchers at the John Innes Centre and SRUC have found that barley plants which are tolerant to drought also have improved resistance to Ramularia leaf spot....
 
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