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13 November 2013
Ethiopia To Enjoy Above Average Yields
ETHIOPIA - Production prospects are favourable as the main meher season crops are harvested and the market is in a promising position as cereals are at record highs, write agricultural commentators...
05 November 2013
China Soyabean Production Forecast Down
CHINA - MY13/14 soybean production is forecast at 11.8 million tons, down slightly from the previously forecast of 12 million tons, due to lower soybean area and yield in the northeastern provinces....
Monsanto Biofuels Feedstock Research Extended
US - US-based technology provider Monsanto and plant genomics company Evogene are to extend and expand a research and development collaboration involving biofuels feedstocks up to August 2016....
31 October 2013
Stay Ahead of Light Leaf Spot
UK - Up-to-date fungicide performance information for controlling light leaf spot is now available from HCGA. Results from 2012/13 and recent years show that, although tricky to control, fungicide...
24 October 2013
HGCA Agronomists’ Conference: Input Management for 2014 and Beyond
UK - How to manage farm inputs to reduce costs and optimise yields is under discussion at the 2013 HGCA Agronomists’ Conference....
22 October 2013
Herbicide Runoff Reduced to Great Barrier Reef
AUSTRALIA - An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments has shown a 90 per cent reduction in runoff of highly soluble...
21 October 2013
Barley Crops Affected by Disease Found on Common Wild Grass
UK - A major fungal pathogen which affects barley crops is also present on a common wild grass according to a new study by leading agricultural researchers including the University of Hertfordshire. ...
17 October 2013
How Should Crop Production Products be Regulated?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the chemical and crop protection industry that regulations that are starting to be implemented by the European Commission could damage the food and agriculture...
16 October 2013
Vigilance Key to Disease Control in Oilseed Rape
UK - Disease forecasts and crop development suggest there is a real need for extra vigilance this year when dealing with phoma and light leaf spot....
14 October 2013
Maize Disease Creates Panic in East Africa
KENYA - The East African Grain Council has warned that the increased spread of the maize disease within the Nairobi region will negatively impact the traded volumes....
11 October 2013
Pakistan, US Jointly Introduce New Wheat Variety
PAKISTAN & US - Scientists from the United States (US) and Pakistan have introduced and tested 'NARC-2011', a new variety of wheat resistant to the feared 'UG-99' wheat variety....
09 October 2013
Weed Scientist: Control Poison Hemlock in the Fall
US - Crop and livestock producers with poison hemlock in their pastures, crops or ditches should consider treating the weed in the fall, a Purdue Extension weed specialist says....
07 October 2013
Wheat Defence Against Septoria: Two Genes in the Front Line
UK - Scientists at the BBSRC strategically funded institute Rothamsted Research have identified two genes in wheat crucial to resisting infection by the disease Septoria leaf blotch....
02 October 2013
Green Stem Syndrome Present in Some Indiana Soybean Fields
US - Some Indiana soybean fields are showing symptoms of green stem syndrome, a Purdue Extension soybean specialist says....
27 September 2013
Discovery Offers Solution to Canola Crop Losses
CANADA - A genetic discovery by a University of Calgary-led international research team offers a solution to a long-standing "green seed problem" that causes millions of dollars annually in canola...
18 September 2013
Breakthrough in Fight Against Honeybee Infections
UK - Scientists at the University of Warwick have modelled an outbreak of the bee infection American foulbrood in Jersey, using a technique which could be applied to other honeybee diseases such...
17 September 2013
Conference Focuses on Fighting Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease
AFRICA - With concern building around the deadly Maize Lethal Necrosis disease, the Association for Strengthening Agriculture in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is taking the first step...
Areas Susceptible to Fusarium Head Blight to Adopt New Winter Wheat
CANADA - Canterra Seeds expects a new variety of winter wheat, scheduled for broad-scale introduction in the fall of 2014, to be particularly popular in areas of western Canada most susceptible...
13 September 2013
Soybean Producers Should ID Foliar Diseases, Consider Management
US - A variety of foliar diseases have shown up in soybean fields across Indiana this season and need to be correctly identified before producers consider control options, a Purdue Extension...
10 September 2013
Disease Resistant Wheat Varieties Debut in Kenya
KENYA - A multinational effort supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency and FAO marked a key milestone when a Kenyan university debuted two new varieties of disease-resistant wheat...
09 September 2013
EU Regulations Risk Farmers’ Ability to Keep on Top of Mycotoxins
UK - The National Farmers Union has warned that tightening EU regulations on crop protection, plant breeding and genetic technology is threatening European crop yields and quality....
06 September 2013
Harper Government Boosts Research for Disease-Resistant Canola Varieties
CANADA - Canadian canola growers will improve their businesses through new investments in research and innovation with the support of the Harper Government. Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry...
30 August 2013
AHDB Crop Research Conference Looks at Future of Crop Protection
UK - With less than a month to go until the AHDB Crop Research Conference, there are still places left at this essential event for anyone involved with the science behind crop protection....
20 August 2013
Identifying Southern Rust in Corn: Producers Should Evaluate fields now
US - Southern corn rust, a fungal disease caused by the Puccinia polysora pathogen, begins to show up in Kansas around August 1 each year, according to K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist...
01 August 2013
Connecting Research with Application in the Field
UK - Leading scientists and industry experts will be joining forces at AHDB’s Crop Research Conference to discuss how a better scientific understanding of pests, weeds and diseases can lead...
31 July 2013
Humid, Wet Conditions Increase Risk for Foliar Diseases in Soybeans
US - Higher soybean prices make yield-enhancing crop inputs during the growing season more attractive. One potential input on many growers’ minds is foliar fungicides to help manage several...
29 July 2013
Who Should Set Food Safety, Health, Welfare Rules in the EU?
UK - A new government report of the roles of the EU and the national government in legislating for animal health and welfare and food safety indicates overall support for the current balance,...
23 July 2013
Goss’s Wilt Prompted by Wet Weather, Severe Conditions
US - While Goss’s wilt wasn’t a significant problem in 2012, more intense storm systems this year could cause it to emerge as a problem for corn growers as the disease continues its movement...
22 July 2013
Researchers Discover Genes Resistant to Soybean Pathogen
US - Purdue University researchers have identified two genes within the soybean genome that are highly resistant to a soil-borne pathogen that causes Phytophthora root and stem rot, a disease...
19 July 2013
Diseases from Weather Infecting Some Indiana Corn Crops
US - An abundance of rain that for weeks delayed many Indiana farmers from planting corn has teamed with humidity to create conditions prime for foliar diseases in the young crops, a Purdue Extension...
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