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11 March 2011
Prepare for Good Pesticide Recordkeeping
US - It's in the air - spring and the flurry of agricultural activity that accompanies it is at hand. Now is a good time to plan for the application of herbicides, fungicides or insecticides. ...
Viruses Teach How to Protect Corn and Increase Yield
US — Smut fungi are agents of disease responsible for significant crop losses worldwide. ...
09 March 2011
Hidden Fusarium in Wheat a Growing Threat
UK - Fusarium disease is hard at work producing mycotoxins within cereals several days before its symptoms appear on the ears, researcher Neil Brown told AAB delegates. ...
08 March 2011
Rust Risk Warning for 2011 Forage Oats
AUSTRALIA - Leaf rust severely impacted forage oat crop productivity during 2010 and with the current above-average rainfall conditions expected to extend into autumn this year, rust outbreaks...
Copa-Cogeca Calls for New Pest Controls for Rice
EU - European farmers' organisation Copa-Cogeca has called for long-term solutions to urgently address the lack of plant protection products available on the EU rice market, warning harvests...
04 March 2011
What is Good for You is Bad for Infectious Bacteria
UK - Plants are able to protect themselves from most bacteria, but some bacteria are able to breach their defences....
03 March 2011
On-Line Crop Protection Guide Makes Updates Easier
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba says the development of a new on-line crop protection guide for Manitoba vegetable growers will ensure they have access to the most up-to-date...
02 March 2011
How to Protect Corn from Fungal Infection
US - Smut fungi are agents of disease responsible for significant crop losses worldwide, but new research has shown how viruses could help to protect corn from fungal infection. ...
Cornell Leads Research Against Wheat Pathogen
US - The United Kingdom's Department of International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are to invest $40 million in a global project led by Cornell University to combat...
01 March 2011
Consultation on Pesticides Charges and Enforcement
UK - A consultation on pesticides enforcement regulations and fees associated with protecting people and the environment from pesticides use has been launched in the UK. ...
Field History Helps in Disease Management
US - Controlling crop diseases starts with keeping accurate field records even before the seeds are planted and continuing through harvest, a Purdue Extension specialist advises. ...
28 February 2011
Field Guide Helps Growers Identify Crop Issues
US - Purdue Extension's 2011 Corn and Soybean Field Guide, a pocket-sized reference guide that allows farmers to quickly analyze troubled areas in their fields, is now available. ...
25 February 2011
Organic Farmers Active in Crop Development
CANADA - A research technician with the University of Manitoba says farmers around the world are playing a larger role in the development of crops that are well-suited for their particular regions...
In-field Reference to Identify Crop Problems
US - Purdue Extension's 2011 Corn and Soybean Field Guide, a pocket-sized reference guide that allows farmers to quickly analyse troubled areas in their fields, is now available. ...
23 February 2011
Uncovering Genome Secrets of Blackleg Fungus
AUSTRALIA - The genome of the Blackleg fungus, which causes the most damaging disease to canola crops worldwide, has been sequenced for the first time by a team of French and Australian scientists. ...
Hulless Oats and Barley in Swine Rations
CANADA - The head of Agriculture Canada's Seed Increase Unit is encouraging swine producers to consider either hulless oats or hulless barley as one way of reducing the potential for mycotoxin...
17 February 2011
Get Soybean, Corn Crops Off to a Good Start In 2011
US - Corn and soybean farmers looking to get their crops off to the best start possible in 2011 are advised to book their seed with Acceleron® seed treatment products. ...
11 February 2011
North Dakota Cover Cropping Strategies in Manitoba
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba is hoping to apply some of the cover crop strategies being used in North Dakota to farms in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
31 January 2011
High Prices, ROI Help Ease New Fungicide Premiums
UK - High grain prices and increased yield will make the £6-8/ha premium that is likely for new fungicide chemistry this season easier for growers to take. ...
Bayer's New Stratego YLD "Bumps" Yield by 13.9 Bu/A
US - Bayer CropScience has combined a top-performing strobilurin with a new triazole technology for the corn and soybean fungicide market. ...
26 January 2011
Fusarium-Infected Feed Challenges Pork Producers
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba says variations in the levels of contamination and in the effects of those contaminants on performance are the biggest challenge faced by...
20 January 2011
NC State Study Targets Disease Resistance in Corn
US - In a paper published online this week in Nature Genetics, crop scientists and plant pathologists sift through millions of genetic sequence variations to identify 51 gene regions associated...
17 January 2011
Soy Fungicide Proline Gets US Approval
US - State regulatory officials have approved Proline fungicide (active ingredient: prothioconazole) from Bayer CropScience, according to agropages.com. ...
12 January 2011
Blackleg Risk Rises with Tight Canola Rotations
CANADA - Good returns from canola compared to other crops have encouraged many growers to tighten their canola rotations, says the Canola Council of Canada. ...
11 January 2011
Warm Wet Weather to Blame for Fungal Diseases
CANADA - A mycologist with the Canadian Grain Commission blames warm wet weather conditions during the summer and at harvest for an increased prevalence of fungal diseases during the 2010 growing...
10 January 2011
Kenya Develop BioControl to Fight Aflatoxin in Maize
KENYA - With a goal of increased food security and reduction in crop losses, Kenya has received Sh40 million to develop biocontrol measures to fight aflatoxin in cereals. ...
05 January 2011
Arkansas Developing Aflatoxin Resistant Corn
US - Plant pathologists are developing transgenic corn lines that could help level the field for corn producers in the South compared to those in the Midwest where a cooler climate eliminates...
30 December 2010
Monitoring New Fusarium Graminearum Chemotype
CANADA - The Canadian Grain Commission suggests the increased prevalence of a new more virulent strain of fusarium graminearum is a good example of why we need to continually monitor the occurrence...
29 December 2010
Less White Mould In Soybeans Than Expected
CANADA - White mould is one of the most serious soybean diseases in Ontario, says ontariosoilcrop.org. ...
23 December 2010
Mad Soybean Disease Spreading in Brazil
BRAZIL - A new soybean disease that is slowly spreading throughout Brazil could have devastating effects, according to allvoices.com. ...
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