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12 July 2013
Maize Disease Creating Poverty Trap for Farmers in Eastern Africa
KENYA - Spreading from Kenya across the rest of East and Central Africa, the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) is a serious risk to food security in the region. ...
05 July 2013
Kenyan Govt Unveils Plan to Fight Deadly Maize Disease
KENYA - The Kenyan Government has called on farmers to plant maize once a year to break the cycle of a viral maize disease....
25 June 2013
Wheat Rust Diseases Remain Constant but Neglected Threat
GLOBAL - FAO warns this year’s strong wheat output could be hampered by wheat rusts....
24 June 2013
Podcast Helps Soybean Farmers Deal with White Mold
US - A group of university researchers, in conjunction with the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP), have created a podcast to help farmers deal with white mold, a disease of soybeans....
20 June 2013
Scientists Discover New Details About Deadly Fungus Rice Blast
US - Like a stealthy enemy, blast disease invades rice crops around the world, killing plants and cutting production of one of the most important global food sources....
14 June 2013
Worrying Emergence of Insecticide Resistance in Crop Pests
UK - Scientists at Rothamsted Research have today highlighted the worrying emergence of resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in grain aphids and the implications this may have for controlling...
30 May 2013
How Germany is Restricting Harvest Losses
ANALYSIS - Germany loses about 3.3 per cent of its wheat crop each year because of pests, bad handling and poor storage, writes Chris Harris. ...
27 May 2013
Pocket Guide Gives Wheat Producers Helping Hand in the Field
US - Purdue Extension has created a new pocket reference guide for wheat growers and others involved in wheat production....
22 May 2013
Fusarium Resistant Wheat Offers New Tool for Preventing Disease
CANADA - A winter wheat breeder with the University of Manitoba says a new fusarium resistant winter wheat offers farmers a new tool for dealing with fusarium head blight....
17 May 2013
Wheat Breeding Science Offers Greater Yields
UK - UK wheat yields could be boosted by up to 30 per cent with the introduction of a new wheat bred from a wild grass species....
16 May 2013
Response to EU Commission Package on Healthier Animals, Plants for Safer Food Chain
EU - At a high-level conference organized with the Irish Presidency, Copa-Cogeca and other key stakeholders presented detailed views on the EU Commission package designed to strengthen animal...
19 April 2013
Harper Government Secures Additional Capacity for Export of Canola to China
CANADA - Canadian canola producers and exporters will have expanded access to the lucrative Chinese market, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced...
10 April 2013
Alberta Farmers Hope for Profitable Growing Season Amid High Crop Prices
CANADA - High crop prices are fuelling the possibility of a profitable growing season as Alberta farmers prepare for spring seeding....
Canola Educational Opportunities Planned in Kansas
US - Growing winter canola in Kansas is still a relatively new experience for many producers, but the crop is catching on. K-State Research and Extension is planning several opportunities this...
09 April 2013
Asian Soybean Rust Increased 73 Per Cent in Brazil
BRAZIL - The number of outbreaks of Asian rust in soybean crops increased by 73 per cent in the last Brazilian harvest. ...
05 April 2013
Maize Disease Spreads to Uganda
UGANDA - A deadly maize disease that was first reported in Kenya and Tanzania has spread to Uganda, raising food security concerns....
01 April 2013
Battling Climate Change with Tried and True Methods
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their partners are providing guidance to growers in Montana and the Dakotas on how they can use some tried-and-true agricultural practices...
27 March 2013
Wheat Growers Should Be Aware of Crop Diseases to the South
US - With forecasts of snow still a possibility and the wheat just starting to green up in parts of Kansas, it may surprise some wheat growers to know that March is an important month for wheat...
13 March 2013
Field History, Weather Should Factor into Disease Management Decisions
US - Field history and weather patterns are important in determining how to best manage crop diseases, says a Purdue University plant pathologist....
04 March 2013
Loss of Wild Insects Hurts Crops Around the World
GLOBAL - Researchers studying data from 600 fields in 20 countries have found that managed honey bees are not as successful at pollinating crops as wild insects, primarily wild bees, suggesting...
01 March 2013
Cereal Pathogen Virulence in 2012
UK - Growers need to be aware of increased virulence in brown and yellow rust according to findings from the UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey (UKCPVS) presented on Tuesday, 26 February....
27 February 2013
Improving Wheat is Core of University Programme
US - The wheat growing in the Great Plains today might look about the same as the wheat grandpa used to grow 50 years ago. But more than likely, it is an entirely different wheat variety....
08 February 2013
Danish 'Super Plants' for Higher Yields and Greener Environment
DENMARK - Strict environmental requirements and creative plant growers have stimulated the development of an innovative plant breeding sector in Denmark. But more can be done. That is why the...
Benefits of Bt Corn Go Beyond Rootworm Resistance
US - Engineered to produce the bacterial toxin, Bt, "Bt corn" resists attack by corn rootworm, a pest that feeds on roots and can cause annual losses of up to $1 billion. But besides merely protecting...
28 January 2013
Growers Urged to Register Imported Bees
UK - Farmers and growers are being urgently advised to comply with the law and register with Natural England, if they are using imported non-native bumblebees for commercial pollination....
25 January 2013
Friendly Bacteria Show key role in “Priming” Plant Defences
UK - New research into plant disease resistance shows that bacteria attracted to maize roots induce a state of 'early warning' in the cereal, resulting in a faster and stronger response to attack...
18 January 2013
Bacteria Pitted Against Fungi to Protect Wheat and Barley
US - Soil-dwelling bacteria that depend on wheat and barley roots for their "room and board" could soon prove themselves helpful to the plants in return. US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists...
14 January 2013
Canadian Governments Invest C$6.5 Million Into Crop Research
CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart have announced C$6.5 million in funding for 38 crop-related research projects....
18 December 2012
HGCA Offer Brown Rust Guidance in One Publication
UK - A new wheat brown rust topic sheet has been published by the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA). ...
21 November 2012
White Rot Fungus Boosts Ethanol Production From Corn Stalks, Cobs, Leaves
US - The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series reports new evidence that the so-called white rot fungus shows...
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