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13 June 2012
BCPC Launches New Plant Protection Website
UK - The British Crop Producers' Council has launched a newly designed UK Pesticide Guide Online (plantprotection.co.uk) to provide an better resource for users....
12 June 2012
Bt Corn Root Injury Confirmed, Early Western Corn Rootworm
US - The western corn rootworm season is progressing at an unprecedented pace, reports Professor of entomology and crop sciences Extension coordinator Mike Gray....
11 June 2012
Churchill Fellowship Recipient Examines More Resistant Wheat Breeding
AUSTRALIA - The 2011 Churchill Fellowship recipient Michael Francki has just returned from the United States and Mexico armed with greater knowledge and access to wheat germplasm that may help...
08 June 2012
HGCA: Updated Information on Yellow Rust Resistance
UK - New information on the potential impact of new yellow rust races on adult wheat varieties has been added to HGCA’s yellow rust management publication, based on results from adult plants...
28 May 2012
Some Early-Planted Corn Showing Signs of Seedling Blights
US - Many eastern Corn Belt fields planted in mid-April when farmers got off to an early start have started to show symptoms of seedling blights, says a Purdue Extension plant pathologist....
Biosecurity Laws Put NSW on Front Foot
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA - The NSW Government is stepping up its fight against possible disease threats through the introduction of tough new biosecurity measures, said NSW Minister for Primary...
18 May 2012
Maize 'Perfumes' Attract Beneficial Bugs
UK - Scientists at Rothamsted Research and the University of Sheffield have discovered that maize crops emit chemical signals which attract growth-promoting microbes to live amongst their roots....
11 May 2012
Dryness and Winterkill Reduce EU Wheat Prospects
EU - Wheat production in the European Union (EU) for 2012/13 is forecast at 132.0 million tons, down 5.4 million or 4 per cent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 24.9 million hectares,...
09 May 2012
Australia Boosts Biosecurity Measures
AUSTRALIA - A A$524.2 million investment in Australia’s biosecurity system included in yesterday’s Federal Budget will deliver a state-of-the-art quarantine facility and strengthen Australia’s...
08 May 2012
Research: Increased Sclerotinia Risk for Oilseed Crops
UK - This is a time when oilseed rape growers are nervous about crop disease. High prices mean many more vulnerable hectares have been planted, so warnings of increased risk from the fungus disease...
07 May 2012
Wheat at High Risk of Septoria Across England, Wales
UK - HGCA's CropMonitor risk forecasts for Septoria continue to indicate high risk across England & Wales....
01 May 2012
Faba Bean Rust Alert for Australia's Crops This Season
AUSTRALIA - Serious outbreaks of rust in faba bean crops throughout South Australia and Victoria in 2011 have underlined the need for vigilant management of the disease this coming season. ...
27 April 2012
Corn Researchers Develop In-field Aflatoxin Approach
US - Scientists at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center are researching new ways to reduce aflatoxin in infected corn....
23 April 2012
First Approval Worldwide for New Seed Treatment
GLOBAL – The first regulatory approval worldwide has been granted to Bayer CropScience for its new fungicidal seed treatment solution EverGol (active ingredient: penflufen) in Canada. ...
13 April 2012
Tackle Fungal Forces for Food Security, Say Scientists
UK - More than 600 million people could be fed each year by halting the spread of fungal diseases in the world's five most important crops, according to research funded by BBSRC and others published...
30 March 2012
Managing Septoria Tritici in Winter Wheat
UK - Septoria tritici is the most important wheat disease in the UK. Azole fungicides are currently the primary control method and anti-resistance strategies need to be applied to preserve and...
21 March 2012
Rain Brings Hope but Threat of Disease
US - Above average rainfall has given farmers a crack at a bumper wheat crop, but a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert warns producers to be vigilant and not lose it through disease brought...
16 March 2012
Future of Cotton Research Boosted by A$35 Million
AUSTRALIA - At the Cotton Breeding Australia Symposium in Narrabri, NSW, CSIRO and Cotton Seed Distributors announced a five-year, A$35 million extension to their existing agreement, to fund...
15 March 2012
EC Caves to Farmer/Industry Requests to Allow Spread of Dangerous Pest
EUROPE - On explicit request of the dominant farmers unions and the pesticide industry, the department taking care of health and consumers issues within the European Commission has proposed to...
09 March 2012
Don't "Roll the Dice" with Soybean Cyst Nematode in 2012
ANALYSIS - Greg Tylka, nematologist with Iowa State University, says 2012 isn't the year to take chances with your soybean crop in regard to soybean cyst nematode and recommends growers plant...
08 March 2012
India Farm Minister Asks PM to Lift Cotton Trade Ban
INDIA - India’s agriculture minister has written to the prime minister seeking to lift a ban on cotton exports announced on Monday. Sharad Pawar said he had been kept in the dark about the...
02 March 2012
Traders: China to Partly Lift Ban on Canola Imports
CHINA & CANADA - Chinese quarantine authorities will allow imports of Canadian canola by some selected crushers located in major growing areas, partially lifting a ban it imposed because of...
Australian Growers Warned About Yellow Leaf Spot Risk
AUSTRALIA - The 2012 winter crop season is shaping up as high risk for yellow leaf spot with grain growers warned to take action before planting rather than relying on fungicide sprays....
27 February 2012
Australian Barley Growers Warned to Prepare for Disease Risk
AUSTRALIA - Barley growers, particularly those in southern high rainfall zones, have been warned to prepare for a high risk of diseases to their crops this growing season....
06 February 2012
Growers Advised to Put White Mold on 2012 Disease Watch List
US - As the industry tries to evaluate anticipated weather forecasts for the upcoming crop year, University plant pathologists are urging soybean and dry bean growers to put white mold on their...
31 January 2012
New Method to Control Disease-Carrying Insects
US - Purdue researchers are discovering the next generation of insecticides directed at disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, ticks and tsetse flies, which could help professionals in the...
11 January 2012
New Pathogen Resource Launched
UK - EMBL-EBI and Rothamsted Research in the UK have partnered to create PhytoPath, a resource to help researchers find ways to combat agricultural pathogens. ...
12 December 2011
FMC Acquires Rovral® and Sportak® Fungicides From Bayer CropScience
GLOBAL - FMC Corporation announced that it has acquired Rovral iprodione and Sportak prochloraz fungicides from Bayer CropScience. The transaction includes the use of these two fungicide families...
Rift Farmers Sell Maize At Low Prices Fearing Rot
KENYA - Maize harvests may drop by a million bags because of the heavy rains and floods which have caused crops to rot in some parts....
29 November 2011
Quartet of New Grass Varieties from AFBI
UK & IRELAND - Four new forage grasses, bred by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, will be released at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society's Winter Fair, further extending the portfolio...
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