Latest Disease resistance in fruit and vegetables Stories
The recent surge in organic farming has created a need for enhanced research efforts to inform the agricultural sector.
CARY, N.C., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SUMMIT AGRO USA, LLC (SAUS) announced today that it will add RANMAN®400SC Fungicide to its product portfolio beginning on May 19th.
A new high-throughput screening technique developed by researchers at the RIKEN Plant Science Center (PSC) has been used to uncover five novel immune-priming compounds in Arabidopsis plants.
Researchers funded by the BBSRC Crop Science Initiative have made a discovery that could instigate a paradigm shift in breeding resistance to late blight - a devastating disease of potatoes and tomatoes costing the industry Â£5-6Bn a year worldwide.
Five new potato breeding lines being tested by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and collaborators could open the door to new varieties of the crop that resist powdery scab and black dot diseases, caused by the fungi Spongospora subterranea and Colletotrichum coccodes, respectively.
CSIRO researchers have identified wheat and barley lines resistant to Crown Rot â€“ a disease that costs Australian wheat and barley farmers $79 million in lost yield every year.
This year farmers in the Midwest are growing a new variety of soybeans developed by University of Illinois researchers that has resistance to soybean aphids.
Phytophthora blight, caused by Phytophthora capsici, is a major plant disease that affects many crop species worldwide, including chile peppers in New Mexico. Farmers' observations suggested that Phytophthora capsici caused less damage in pepper crops of the hot pepper varieties than low-heat pepper varieties.