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Secrets Of Potato Blight Evolution Could Aid Farmers In Fighting Back
2014-01-31 09:32:05

Scientists have discovered vital clues as to how the pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine adapted to spread between different plant species.

Cause Of The Irish Potato Famine Revealed
2013-05-21 11:53:17

An international team of scientists reveals that a unique strain of potato blight they call HERB-1 triggered the Irish potato famine of the mid-19th century

2013-02-07 15:32:44

When a pathogen attacks a plant, infection usually follows after the plant’s immune system is compromised.

2012-04-10 10:40:26

Climate change is projected to have far-reaching environmental impacts both domestically and abroad.

2011-01-19 23:22:00

Scientists are reporting a key advance toward development of a way to combat the terrible plant diseases that caused the Irish potato famine and still inflict billions of dollars of damage to crops each year around the world.

2010-12-29 13:35:07

Diseases caused by a species of fungus called Phytophthora syringae are responsible for significant economic losses on a wide range of plants, including pear.

2010-12-27 20:33:10

Synthesizing more than 10 years of cooperative research on the exotic invasive, quarantine sudden oak death pathogen, the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) recently published "Sudden Oak Death and Phytophthora ramorum: A Summary of the Literature."

2010-11-17 21:14:37

Scientists are reporting a key advance toward development of a way to combat the terrible plant diseases that caused the Irish potato famine and still inflict billions of dollars of damage to crops each year around the world.

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2010-06-29 07:25:00

Wet conditions have Illinois pumpkin growers on the alert for signs of Phytophthora blight in their fields.

2010-06-03 14:48:34

Potatoes offering elevated levels of phytonutrients thought to promote health could add a new dimension to the consumer diet.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.