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24 November 2011
DuPont & Evogene to Work on Soybean Rust
US & ISRAEL - DuPont and Evogene Ltd. have announced a multiyear collaboration to improve resistance to soybean rust, one of the most devastating fungal diseases in soybean. ...
23 November 2011
Special Delivery: Nematode-infected Insect Cadavers
US - A custom-made machine for packaging mealworms infected with beneficial nematodes could improve the delivery, timing and use of the wormlike organisms as biological control agents....
22 November 2011
University Scientists Working to Stop Spread of African Crop Virus
UK & AFRICA - Scientists at the University of Greenwich are in a race against time to tackle a deadly virus threatening to cause a famine in Eastern Africa. ...
21 November 2011
UN Warns Cassava Virus Nearing Epidemic in Africa
UGANDA - A virus that attacks the cassava plant - estimated to be the world's third most important staple crop - is reaching epidemic proportions in parts of Africa, UN scientists have warned. ...
18 November 2011
New Technology to Manage Crops
GERMANY - A new app for the iPad that can help farmers assess crop progress, manage work patterns and identify problems and diseases was one of the new technology highlights at Agritechnica this...
07 November 2011
Disease Threatens Rice in Tila Valley
NEPAL - A fungal infection threatens to destroy 80 per cent of this year's paddy harvest in the Tila Valley of Jumla, the world's highest rice cultivation area....
04 November 2011
Barley Stripe Rust Scare in Australia
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has promptly responded to a suspected outbreak of exotic stripe rust in barley in southern NSW. ...
31 October 2011
20 Per Cent of Prairie Wheat Infected by Ergot
CANADA - The Canadian Grain Commission reports upwards of 20 percent of the wheat crops grown in western Canada this year have been infected to some degree by ergot. ...
21 October 2011
Make Space for Spring Linseed
UK - Linseed is currently one of the most profitable break crops with the added benefit of providing improved black grass control. That is according to Richard Elsdon of United Oilseeds, who...
18 October 2011
Farmers Stuck with Radioactive Rice Straw
JAPAN - Farmers in eight prefectures have 7,200 tons of rice straw containing radioactive materials that at present there are no plans to dispose of, agriculture ministry officials confirmed...
17 October 2011
Exploring Fusarium-Damaged Kernels, Toxin Levels in Wheat
CANADA - Research exploring the relationship between the number of fusarium head blight damaged kernels in wheat and the levels of toxin produced by the fungus is expected to be of value to anyone...
07 October 2011
Area of Documented Strobilurin-Resistant Soybean Strains Widens
US - As reported a year ago, Cercospora sojina resistant to strobilurin fungicides were documented for the first time in western Tennessee in 2010, writes Carl A. Bradley, University of Illinois...
Clubroot Intensified In Canola; Growers To Check Fields
CANADA - Growers in fringe areas where clubroot is at low levels or has not yet been detected are encouraged to check their fields. Noticing the disease before it gets serious is an important...
05 October 2011
Kenya to Boost Wheat Production With Disease-Resistant Varieties
KENYA - Kenya hopes to contain the wheat rust, which destroys about a tenth of the wheat crop, through introduction of two disease-resistant varieties next year....
03 October 2011
New Insight into Plant Immune Defences
UK - Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), among others, have identified an important cog in the molecular machinery of plant immunity - a...
30 September 2011
Ergot Infection in Saskatchewan Cereal Grains
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture reports ergot infection of cereal grains is generating concern among end users of that grain, Bruce Cochrane writes....
29 September 2011
Goss's Wilt Spreads Across Midwest, Threatening Corn Yields
US - Goss's wilt, a corn bacterial disease historically confined to the Great Plains, has spread to several states in the Midwest and is moving north and east. ...
27 September 2011
A New Disease Found in US Soybeans
US - In visiting farms across the state this year to evaluate projects and here at the research center, I have noticed some symptoms that couldn't quite be explained by our known soybean diseases,...
19 September 2011
USGC Consultant Boosts Mycotoxin Understanding
TAIWAN - A Kansas State microbiology expert has completed an intense schedule of briefings in Taiwan in an outreach effort to update industry and government officials on mycotoxins, reported...
12 September 2011
Spring Frost Biggest Risk to Yields in WA Wheatbelt
AUSTRALIA - Most of the Australian wheatbelt received adequate rainfall in August. Some waterlogging is present in far western shires and above average temperatures during August have accelerated...
Ear Molds Seen In Midwest Corn Fields
Corn ear molds have been observed at the Northwestern Research and Education Center in Monmouth, said Angie Peltier, University of Illinois Commercial Agriculture Extension educator. ...
UK Farmers’ Crop Input Survey Preview
UK - A series of in-depth annual surveys of UK farmers conducted by the Kleffmann Group have indicated that the area of winter wheat, spring barley and winter oilseed rape all increased last...
Time to Check Sorghum for Stalk Rot
US - A lot of attention has been given to stalk rot and other lodging problems in corn this year. But producers should keep in mind that stalk rot can be an even bigger problem in grain sorghum...
08 September 2011
Soybean Rust PIPE: Past, Present, and Future
US - Soybean rust (SBR), a potentially devastating disease of soybean caused by the fungus Phakospora pachyrhizi Sydow, was first detected in the continental United States in the fall of 2004....
05 September 2011
Wheat Seed Treatments Give Seedlings Strong Start
US - Fungicide seed treatments may play an important role in giving seedlings a good head start by protecting them from early-season diseases caused by Fusarium, Pythium, and Rhizoctonia species,...
Continuous Soybeans? Check Those Fields Now
US - The Ohio State University doesn't recommend growing soybeans year-after-year in the same field, writes Anne Dorrance, Ohio State soybean plant pathologist. ...
New Resistance to Light Leaf Spot Discovered in Oilseed Rape
UK - A team of researchers funded by BBSRC and KWS UK Ltd and led by Professor Bruce Fitt, formerly of Rothamsted Research and now at the University of Hertfordshire, has found a new form of...
02 September 2011
Poor Kernel Set Likely Decreases Corn Yield Potential
US - A period of extremely hot, dry weather in Indiana this summer has led to problems with corn ear development and kernel set, a Purdue Extension agronomist said....
31 August 2011
Resource to Help Growers Manage Yellow Spot
AUSTRALIA - Help is available for Western Australian wheat growers looking to reduce the risk of yield losses caused by yellow spot, which is currently affecting some of the State's crops....
26 August 2011
Australian Wheat Growers to Scout for Leaf Spot
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Agriculture and Food is encouraging wheat growers to inspect their crops for leaf spot diseases, which are a common problem across the WA wheatbelt this season. ...
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