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11 August 2014
Video: What Growers Can Do to Protect Blackleg Resistance Traits
CANADA - A new video from the Canola Council of Canada zooms in on blackleg, showing how the canola disease infects a plant, how it spreads throughout a field and what growers can do to protect...
31 July 2014
New Finding in Fight Against Ramularia Leaf Spot
UK - Researchers at the John Innes Centre and SRUC have found that barley plants which are tolerant to drought also have improved resistance to Ramularia leaf spot....
24 July 2014
Time to Begin Your Pre-harvest Disease Watch?
CANADA - Yield-robbing levels of disease will be easy to spot in canola fields now and through to harvest. This is a great time to start your pre-harvest disease scouting....
21 July 2014
Addressing Corn Rootworm Disease Before it Takes Hold
ANALYSIS - Although the extent of corn rootworm (CRW) pressure in 2014 is yet to be determined, entomologists say planning this season for future rootworm populations is the best way to control...
11 July 2014
Is Climate Change to Blame for Rising Problem of Charcoal Rot in Soybeans?
US - With over 100 diseases that can attack soybean crops, why would charcoal rot rise to the top of the most wanted list? ...
10 July 2014
Cereal Leaf Spotting, Stripe Rust Prevalent in Alberta
CANADA - While stripe rust, cereal leaf spotting and root rot are the most prevalent disease challenges in the Alberta province right now, other problems are expected to emerge....
09 July 2014
How to Get Higher Yielding Barley with Greater Black-grass Suppression
UK - Black-grass is a major problem in autumn sown arable rotations where winter wheat is the primary crop....
08 July 2014
Alberta Winter Wheat Surveyed for Stripe Rust
CANADA - From June 30 to July 4, Dr Denis Gaudet and his team from the Lethbridge Research Centre surveyed twenty-three fields of winter wheat for stripe rust in the Lethbridge, Cardston, Taber,...
24 June 2014
Importance of Disease Resistance Ratings on Show
UK - Visitors to HGCA’s open day at Duchy College, Cornwall, got a vivid reminder about the value of varietal resistance when dealing with crop diseases....
09 June 2014
Wheat Pests Cause Aesthetic, Financial Loss to Agricultural Producers
US - As producers across Kansas gear up for wheat harvest, two pesky insects are throttling up their efforts to put a dent in this year’s crop—along with farmers’ wallets....
05 June 2014
Researchers Aim to Disarm a ‘Cereal Killer’
US - A fungus that kills an estimated 30 per cent of the world’s rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and...
03 June 2014
Armyworm Showing Up in Specific, At-Risk Cornfields
US - While armyworm captures haven't been as high in Indiana as they have in other states to the south, Purdue Extension entomologists say there has been some concentrated armyworm egg-laying...
30 May 2014
Rain, Humidity Amplify Importance of Head Scab Management
US - Wheat is starting to flower in southern and central Indiana, meaning growers need to assess risk of head scab and prepare management tactics....
29 May 2014
Soybean Injury from Soil-applied Herbicides Increasing Across Acres
US - Integrated weed management programs offer the greatest potential for long-term sustainable solutions to weed populations demonstrating resistance to herbicides from multiple families, according...
14 May 2014
UPL Q4 Net Up 29 Per Cent
INDIA - Mumbai based global generic crop protection, chemicals and seeds company, UPL (formerly United Phosphorus Limited) has recorded at 29 per cent increase in consolidated profit at $59.82...
30 April 2014
Coromandel Forms JV With Japanese Firms
INDIA - Crop protection products manufacturer, Coromandel International Limited (CIL) part of $22 billion Murugappa Group has entered into an agreement with Japanese firm Yanmar Co Ltd and Mitsui...
25 April 2014
Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome - How Can You Avoid the Risk?
ANALYSIS - Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most important diseases of soybean in the Midwest....
08 April 2014
Western Rootworm Resistance to Bt Corn Confirmed in More Illinois counties
US - With the addition of three more counties, a total of five Illinois counties have now reported confirmed cases of field-evolved resistance to Bt corn (Cry3Bb1 protein) by western corn rootworm,...
31 March 2014
BCPC Congress 2014 Programme Well Advanced
UK - Building on the success of last year’s event, the BCPC Congress 2014 is well on track to be another highly informative and stimulating event....
26 March 2014
Warning to Growers as Light leaf Spot Risk Remains High
UK - Risk of light leaf spot is high according to an updated forecast from Rothamsted Research. The latest forecast takes into account winter rainfall from December 2013 – February 2014 and...
10 March 2014
Growers Warned to Keep an Eye on Yellow Rust
UK - The mild, wet winter has raised concerns that yellow rust may be a problem in 2014 and the disease is not just a concern in this country. UK scientists are part of a global effort to research...
18 February 2014
Hidden Crop Pest Threat to Poorer Nations Revealed
UK - The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world's most important food producing nations, according to...
17 February 2014
GM Potatoes Resist Late Blight
UK - In a three-year GM research trial, scientists boosted resistance of potatoes to late blight, their most important disease, without deploying fungicides....
27 January 2014
Students in India, Ethiopia and Kenya to Fight Wheat Stripe Rust
GLOBAL - Four PhD students appointed in India, Kenya and Ethiopia, will contribute to £1.4 million research to combat wheat stripe rust....
15 January 2014
Drought Further Recedes but Winter Wheat Still Challenged
US - Drought conditions continued to recede in Texas, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel....
09 December 2013
Vigilance Key to Disease Control in Oilseed Rape
UK - Rothamsted Research has updated its oilseed rape online disease risk forecasts for light leaf spot and phoma leaf spot for the 2013/14 growing season. ...
21 November 2013
Investment in Research Will Protect Wheat Crops
CANADA - Government of Canada researchers, led by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Dr. Tom Fetch in Winnipeg, are making progress in combatting a potentially devastating wheat disease known...
19 November 2013
Why Should Crop Protection Practices be Recorded?
ANALYSIS - Collecting and recording data on crop protection practices should not just be seen as a legal requirement, writes Chris Harris....
18 November 2013
Emergence of New Ccrop Pests: Genetics in Action
UK - BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research discover the genetic mechanisms that allow aphids to adapt to a new host plant and provide natural resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides....
14 November 2013
Bio Control Made Easier With Online Manual
SWITZERLAND - A biocontrol and pest management arsenal has been launched as part of an online resource in Basel this week. ...
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