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Since destructive pests are often impossible to control once established, early detection is key to stopping their spread ARLINGTON, Va., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Until proposed revisions to the regulations governing international plant trade, currently under review, are approved by the U.S.
University of Illinois researchers may have debunked the myth that foliar fungicides can improve corn's tolerance to hail damage.
An international team led by scientists at the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK, have transferred broad spectrum resistance against some important plant diseases across different plant families.
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.
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When it comes to plants' innate immunity, like many of the dances of life, it takes two to tango.
Two Iowa State University researchers are examining a new method of controlling soybean aphids without the use of chemical pesticides.
Using pathogen genomics, Professor Paul Birch from the Division of Plant Sciences, University of Dundee (at Scottish Crop Research Institute - SCRI), alongside researchers from Warwick HRI and the University of Aberdeen
Major crop loss may result from an explosive fungus that destroys tomato plants and is rampant in the Northeast, federal agriculture officials said Friday. Late blight, a highly contagious fungus, can jump from tomato to potato plants and caused the Irish potato famine in the 19th century.
The disease blamed for the Irish potato famine in the 1840s is infecting tomato and potato plants in the eastern United States, agricultural officials said. A press release from Cornell University, New York state's land grant college, warned home gardeners and commercial farmers that late blight is killing the tomato and potato plants.
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...
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