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23 June 2011
Glume Blotch Affects Wheat In Kansas
US - There have been many reports this year of glume blotch causing darkened glumes on wheat heads from southeast Kansas through north central Kansas, said Erick DeWolf, K-State Research and...
15 June 2011
Post Emergent Damping Off of Corn Prevalent
US - Within the past week, we have had several reports of corn seedlings with symptoms of post emergent damping off from a few fields in southern Iowa that were planted in early May, write Alison...
09 June 2011
Did You Walk Your Fields Today?
CANADA - Canola growers are encouraged to walk their fields a couple times a week — or more — until plants are firmly established and growing strong....
The What, Where, Why of White Mold
US - Caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, white mold is an important yield limiting disease of soybeans in the North Central United States. ...
06 June 2011
Syngenta Launches New Cereals Seed Treatment
ARGENTINA - Syngenta announced today the launch of VIBRANCE®, a proprietary seed treatment fungicide based on the new active ingredient sedaxane. ...
03 June 2011
Now Is the Time to Scout High-Risk Fields
US — Now is the time for grain farmers to scout fields at risk of insect infestations and potential pest problems, according to a Purdue Extension entomologist....
31 May 2011
Reducing Cereal Crop Losses
CANADA - A wheat breeder with the University of Manitoba recommends farmers adopt a multi-pronged approach for reducing potential yield and quality losses in cereal crops resulting from fusarium...
26 May 2011
Ohio Farmers Ready to Switch to Soybeans?
US - As the weather through most of April and May has continued to look more like March and some additional rains are in the forecast, some producers are contemplating switching to soybeans,...
23 May 2011
How To Reduce Losses from Fusarium Head Blight
CANADA - A wheat breeder with the University of Manitoba recommends a multi-pronged approach for reducing the potential for yield and quality loses in cereal crops resulting from fusarium head...
12 May 2011
Scout Corn and Beans Before Applying Fungicide
US — While fungicides can be effective in treating yield-reducing fungal diseases in corn and soybean crops, a Purdue Extension plant pathologist says farmers should scout fields to determine...
Virulent Fusarium Most Prevalent in Western Canada
CANADA - A plant pathologist with the University of Manitoba reports a new more virulent strain of fusarium head blight has become the dominant strain in western Canada....
White Mold Education Series Available to Growers
GLOBAL - Now you can advance your knowledge of how to recognize, treat and control the threat of white mold - at no cost or obligation. ...
09 May 2011
Genetic Research Key to Controlling Blackleg
CANADA - A plant pathologist with the University of Manitoba suggests the development of canola varieties resistant to new strains of blackleg holds the most promise for controlling the disease...
25 April 2011
Growers Need Strategy to Manage Yellow Leaf Spot
AUSTRALIA - Southern Riverina and north-east Victorian grain growers will need to develop a strategy to manage yellow leaf spot before they plant this season's wheat crop, according to a cereal...
20 April 2011
Scientists Meet to Discuss Wheat Rust Epidemic
SYRIA - More than 100 scientists from 31 countries are gathering on 18-20 April in a special international meeting in Aleppo, Syria, to develop strategies to prevent an epidemic of the wheat...
15 April 2011
Ag Ministers Discuss Carbendazim Use
EU - At the 3084th meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg yesterday, 14 April, Ministers had broad-ranging discussions on subjects as diverse as Common Fisheries Policy...
Proven Practices for Increasing Yields and Profits
US - The record high corn yields achieved by many farmers in recent years have generated considerable interest in what can be done to sustain and push yields even higher, writes Peter Thomison...
Do Not Ignore the Dangers of Club Root
UK - Oilseed rape growers with club root infected land shouldn't under-estimate the importance of selecting a resistant seed variety to safeguard yields. ...
Lack of Crop Protection Brands Affects Oilseed Crops
CANADA - An oilseeds specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives says limited availability of crop protection products, disease limitations and weed concerns are among the...
14 April 2011
10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Sprayer
US - Spraying season is just around the corner, writes Erdal Ozkan, professor at The Ohio State University. ...
13 April 2011
WA Barley Mildew Control Compromised
AUSTRALIA - Curtin University scientist and research leader, Professor Richard Oliver, said powdery mildew disease, caused by the fungus Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei (Bgh), was a major disease...
Soybean Germplasm Evaluations Help Fight Rust
US - When soybean rust first appeared in the United States in late 2004, many producers feared devastating yield losses similar to losses experienced in other parts of the world. ...
US Should Expect Stormy, Cooler Planting Season
US - Farmers should avoid rushing into their fields but rather wait for the right conditions as the planting season begins amid forecasts of a stormy and cooler-than-normal spring, a Purdue Extension...
31 March 2011
New Approach to Reduce Risk of Take-all Disease
UK - The soil dwelling fungus 'take-all' inflicts devastating stress to the roots of cereals crops worldwide and is a major disease problem in UK wheat crops. ...
25 March 2011
$40M International Grant for Wheat Rust Research
DENMARK - A grant of $40 million over the next five years has been given to international research in fighting deadly strains of wheat rust. Scientists from Aarhus University will play a central...
23 March 2011
Correct Nutrient Deficiencies with Sprays
UK - Early fungicide timings are the ideal opportunity to correct nutrient deficiencies in oilseed rape and wheat crops, according to our Crop Watch agronomists. ...
21 March 2011
Conference Features Crop Protection Trends, Issues
UK - Forecasting trends and planning for some major challenges in the future were key messages for delegates to take home from the recent ‘Crop Protection in Southern Britain' conference....
16 March 2011
Yellow Rust Threat to Winter Wheat Crops
UK - Growers are being alerted to the presence of yellow rust symptoms appearing in winter wheat crops, although levels are not severe, say agronomists. ...
15 March 2011
Budget for Canola Disease Management
CANADA - Growers working on their canola budgets for 2011 should include disease management costs, says the Canola Council of Canada. ...
Bayer to Offer Chemtura Seed Treatments in China
CHINA - Bayer CropScience will be the exclusive distributor of Chemtura AgroSolutions seed treatment products in China and will incorporate the marketing of these products into the Bayer CropScience...
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