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15 November 2012
Solutions to Production Plateau
UK - Addressing shortcomings in current agronomic practice is one of the first steps needed to tackle the UK’s yield plateau in winter wheat and oilseed rape, according to a major new study...
Soybean Rust Research Could Mean Savings for Growers
US - Scientists at Land-Grant Universities across the states have been awarded an Experiment Station Section Award for their research into identifying management strategies for soybean rust....
07 November 2012
HGCA Information on Yellow Rust Resistance
UK - HGCA has published updated information on wheat yellow rust to help growers plan disease management strategies for the year ahead....
22 October 2012
Checkoff-Funded Research Could Boost Soy’s Resistance to SCN
US - Research funded by the United Soybean Board (USB) and soy checkoff has made a breakthrough that could strengthen the soybean plant’s resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN). This disease...
11 October 2012
Australian Growers Encouraged to Check Wheat for Virus
AUSTRALIA - Southern and central wheatbelt growers are encouraged to check their wheat crops for any unusual leaf symptoms with the detection of two cases of high plains virus (HPV)....
02 October 2012
Australian Rice Disease Not Matching Anything Known to Science
AUSTRALIA - The rice disease which destroyed crops in the Kimberley's Ord Irrigation Scheme last year is not matching any other strains of rice blast known to science....
27 September 2012
High Risk of Disease in UK Oilseed Rape Pedicted for This Season
UK - Rothamsted Research has updated its oilseed rape online disease risk forecasts for light leaf spot and phoma leaf spot for the 2012/13 growing season....
21 September 2012
Marketing System Ensures Safe Aflatoxin Levels in Corn Deliveries
US - Although growing conditions may vary from year to year, US grades and safety standards for grain remain stable. The US grain marketing system ensures that domestic and export buyers receive...
20 September 2012
Wet Weather Brings Disease Worry for Queensland Wheat Growers
AUSTRALIA - Forecast wet weather has raised disease concerns for Queensland wheat growers who planted their winter crops late....
18 September 2012
New Oat, Winter Wheat Varieties Released
US - Two new cultivars have been released by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research small grains breeding team, according to Dr Amir Ibrahim, small grains breeder and geneticist in the department of...
17 September 2012
New Soybean Virus Confirmed in Indiana
US - Soybean vein necrosis virus, a new disease in Indiana soybeans, was confirmed earlier this month, a Purdue Extension plant pathologist says....
Negative Cross-Resistance Helps Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
US - Kochia, a weed that is rapidly becoming more abundant across southern Canadian prairies and the Great Plains of the United States, can reduce crop yields by up to 60 per cent. Fighting this...
14 September 2012
Iraq Turns to Australian Researchers for Advice on Wheat Disease
IRAQ - Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture officers have met with Western Australian researchers to learn more about managing a fungal disease which has devastated wheat crops in Iraq. ...
04 September 2012
Experts Gather to Discuss China Wheat Disease
CHINA - The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative, an international network devoted to study wheat diseases, opened a technical workshop with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing...
03 September 2012
Call for Action Against Agricultural Disease
CHINA - More attention must be paid to the prevention and research of cereal rusts and powdery mildews in China, a senior official said on Wednesday....
31 August 2012
New Resource Available for Producers of Raw Commodities
US - A new resource published by Kansas State University will provide producers of raw commodities and other durable food products with the information needed to protect stored products from...
29 August 2012
MasAgro Advances R&D for Climate Change Resistant Seeds
MEXICO - The Modernisation Programme for Sustainable Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) is conducting research to identify genes of maize and wheat which can adapt to climate change and its impacts,...
21 August 2012
New National Australian Rice Blast Protocol
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s rice industry now has its first national protocol to detect the devastating rice fungal disease Rice blast (caused by Magnaporthe oryzae), largely thanks to the efforts...
13 August 2012
Check Corn Fields for Aspergillus Ear Rot
US - With high temperatures and dry conditions prevailing during the corn grain-fill period this season, the risk of Aspergillus ear rot is high, said Carl Bradley, University of Illinois plant...
08 August 2012
Research: Fungicides Helpful When Diseases are Present
US - Applying fungicides to soybeans free of foliar disease problems isn't likely to help alleviate drought stress and could contribute to fungicide-resistant diseases, says a Purdue Extension...
25 July 2012
Wheat Tan Spot Increases Through Canada
CANADA - Cereal leaf spot diseases have become prevalent across southern and central Alberta. Tan spot on wheat is increasing throughout the south, but severely infected fields are rare....
Bayer CropScience Inaugurates New R&D Greenhouse in US
US – Bayer CropScience celebrates the opening of its newest research facility: a 3-story, 60,000 square foot greenhouse that will be used for soy, corn and other broadacre crop research. ...
24 July 2012
Sequencing Technology Could Help Crop Improvement
UK - Scientists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee have teamed up with researchers in the USA to use a new technique to sequence the genes of the plant Arabidopsis....
20 July 2012
Illinois Drought: Positive Effects on Wheat
US - Amid the trauma of ongoing drought and declining corn and soybean conditions in Illinois there is some good news....
29 June 2012
New Bayer Seed Treatment Available on Pioneer Soybeans
US - Soybean producers in the US now will have access to a state-of-the-art fungicide seed treatment that can provide long-lasting protection against Rhizoctonia and other fungal diseases to...
25 June 2012
Goss's Wilt May Be on More Growers' Radars
US - Growers are urged to keep a watchful eye on Goss's wilt this year, especially if they experienced light to heavy infections in 2011, say experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. ...
22 June 2012
2012 Weather Conditions Help Suppress Plant Disease
CANADA - A plant science instructor with the University of Manitoba reports weather conditions so far this season have given crops the edge when it comes to resisting disease, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Target Diseases when Considering Foliar Fungicides for Corn
US - With much of Illinois suffering from abnormally dry to severe drought conditions, the current risk of corn foliar diseases is low in most of the state....
21 June 2012
Are We Really Seeing Potassium-deficient Corn and Soybean?
US - Potassium deficiency symptoms are developing in corn and soybean crops in many parts of the state according to University of Illinois assistant professor of crop sciences Fabian Fernandez. ...
15 June 2012
Bayer Opens European Wheat Breeding Center in Germany
GERMANY – Wheat is the most widely grown crop and one of the world's most important staple foods. In order to develop new, high-quality wheat varieties against the backdrop of a growing world...
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