Latest Plant pathology Stories
A survey conducted among researchers resulted in a list of the most important phytopathogenic fungi, with each researcher choosing three that he or she thought most significant. The fungi that received the most votes formed the list.
Plants choose the soil bacteria that they allow into their roots
Researchers have identified the set of tools an infectious microbe uses to persuade a plant to open the windows and let the bug and all of its friends inside.
More than 600 million people could be fed each year by halting the spread of fungal diseases in the world's five most important crops.
From improving food security to their use as biotechnology power horses, Trichoderma fungi are increasingly being exploited by industry.
A protein called enhanced disease susceptibility 1 (EDS1) plays a central role in plants' ability to defend themselves from pathogens.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a key process in a plant's immune system response that may help future crops fight off dangerous diseases.
Planting tall fescue grass as a ground cover in peach orchards helps protect peach trees from nematodes that attack tree roots.
The soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) is a parasitic worm that infects soybean plants, and other legumes, across the world. It is thought to be native to Asia, but was found in the United States in 1954 and in Colombia in the 1980’s. It can be found in Italy and Iran and its most recent sightings have occurred in Brazil and Argentina, two major areas where soybeans are grown. These worms are highly damaging to American soybean crops, costing the industry as much as 500 thousand...