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25 August 2011
Bringing the Best of Europe to Australia’s HRZ
AUSTRALIA - Australian crop researchers are looking over the shoulders of scientists in Britain and New Zealand for effective strategies in dealing with diseases such as cereal rust in our high...
24 August 2011
Rust Warning for Northern Crops
AUSTRALIA - As news of the first cereal rust outbreaks in southern Australia reach the University of Sydney's Plant Breeding Institute (PBI), northern region growers are reminded to be vigilant...
19 August 2011
Dealing with Blackleg in Crops
CANADA - Relatively low levels of sclerotinia infection can be found in most areas except in heavy and late maturing crops in northwest Saskatchewan where disease pressure is high due to frequent...
18 August 2011
Do You Really Have Goss's Wilt?
US - As the old adage goes, "All that glitters is not gold." Likewise, all that glitters is not Goss's wilt this growing season. ...
17 August 2011
Avadex Granules: Key In Black-Grass Control
UK - With a recorded level of UK farms with herbicide resistant black-grass populations and a continuing decline in the performance of certain chemistry; farmers need to continue to look for...
16 August 2011
New Tools to Protect Soybeans from Pests
US - Soybean growers now have access to a revolutionary biological mode of action to help protect their crop from nematodes - as well as other pests - as part of an agreement announced today...
15 August 2011
Flag Leaf Over-Rated in Yield Equation
AUSTRALIA - New Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-supported research shows the cereal plant's flag leaf may not be the yield influencer previously thought....
11 August 2011
Protect Barley Crops From Powdery Mildew
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian barley growers are urged to monitor crops now for signs of powdery mildew and apply effective fungicide protection. The advice comes following reports that barley...
10 August 2011
Research Aims To Cut Root Disease Costs
AUSTRALIA - Which farm management practices foster the ‘good' micro-organisms that reduce the impact of cereal root diseases? Western Australian researchers are a step closer to answering...
Soybean Aphids Appearing In Northern Indiana
US - Soybean aphids have begun establishing in new growth soybean foliage in northern Indiana, but according to Purdue Extension entomologist Christian Krupke, farmers shouldn't panic. ...
Warm, Wet Weather Raises Eyespot Risk
UK - Maize growers are being advised to check their crops for signs of eyespot as warm and wet weather across the country is creating the ideal conditions for this potentially devastating fungal...
09 August 2011
Crop Grazing Shows Promise As Disease Tool
AUSTRALIA - South Coast researchers may have uncovered a new tool to help farmers manage barley powdery mildew - crop grazing. Preliminary results from a Grains Research and Development Corporation...
05 August 2011
Cereal Rust Infects Crops Early in Season
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers throughout the southern cropping region are being warned of the potential for yield losses from cereal rusts following early reports of infections in crops in Victoria,...
Low Densities Of Western Rootworms In Corn Fields
US - Despite root injury evaluations above the 2010 levels at University of Illinois research and education centers, a new survey of western corn rootworm adults in 24 Illinois counties confirms...
04 August 2011
Physoderma Brown Spot In Illinois Corn Fields
US - Physoderma brown spot is making an appearance in some Illinois corn fields, said Carl Bradley, University of Illinois Extension plant pathologist. ...
03 August 2011
Versatile Compound Examined In Crops
US - Detergent-like compounds called saponins are best known for their cleansing properties, but U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are studying these compounds' potential for helping...
02 August 2011
Fungicides: Best ROI When Disease Present
US - Much of the soybean crop is at or will be approaching R3 in the next few weeks, writes Anne Dorrance, soybean plant pathologist, The Ohio State University....
01 August 2011
Consider Harvest, Storage Options to Manage Scab
US - A Purdue Extension plant pathologist says wheat growers can take steps during harvest and in storage to control head scab in the crop. ...
Check defoliation levels in your soybean field
US - It's time to monitor soybeans for defoliation that can be caused by several insect pests such as bean leaf beetles, grasshoppers, green cloverworms and Japanese beetles, urged Mike Gray,...
28 July 2011
Purdue: Bacterial Blight Unlikely To Lower Yields
US - While reports of bacterial blight in soybeans are high this year, a Purdue Extension plant pathologist says the disease is unlikely to hurt yields....
26 July 2011
Beetles Play Important Role In Reducing Weeds
UK - Researchers funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the French Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique have found that ground beetles reduce the...
25 July 2011
Downy Brome Threat Expected to Increase
US - The flooding that devastated much of the Dakotas this spring did more than simply wash away planted fields and reduce yields. ...
21 July 2011
European Corn Borer Numbers Up This Year
US - Reports of European corn borer damage have increased this year, but a Purdue Extension entomologist says there is little cause for alarm....
18 July 2011
Study: Effect of Fungicides at R1, R3 on Soybeans
US - Across Iowa many growers are starting to ask if or when to apply fungicide on soybeans in 2011, writes Nathan Bestor, Daren Mueller and Alison Robertson, Iowa State University Department...
12 July 2011
Leaf Blight Reducing Yields, But Farmers Can Manage Disease
US - Farmers can take steps to manage and prevent the foliar disease northern corn leaf blight, which can reduce yields, a Purdue Extension crop specialist says....
06 July 2011
Moderate Levels of Scab Present in Ohio
US - Frequent rainfall accompanied by warm temperatures prompted the Wheat Scab Risk Assessment Tool (http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu) to show moderate risk of scab development across several areas...
30 June 2011
Late-planted Soybeans Raise Concern about Rust
US - Late-planted soybeans may be at risk for potential yield loss from soybean rust and other diseases, said a Purdue Extension crop disease specialist....
29 June 2011
Soybeans Affected by Damping Off
US - Pythium damping off disease has been rampant on soybeans this spring throughout eastern and central Kansas, said Doug Jardine, K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist....
27 June 2011
Wet Weather Challenges In-Crop Weed Control
CANADA - An assistant professor with the University of Manitoba reports this year's wet weather is making in-crop weed control extremely challenging, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 June 2011
Threats to Soybean Production Identified
US - University of Illinois researchers identified the top pathogens, pests and weeds affecting soybean production in a recent article in Food Security. ...
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