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California Citrus: Major Breakthrough in Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllid

California Citrus: Major Breakthrough in Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllid

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

In a ground-breaking discovery encompassing six years of research, an international team of scientists led by UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal announced they’ve identified the sex pheromone of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), an insect that feeds on citrus and transmits

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California Almonds: New Pesticide Labels Help Control Pruning Wound Infections

California Almonds: New Pesticide Labels Help Control Pruning Wound Infections

👤By Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Topsin M WSP and Rally 40WSP now have 2EE labels to protect pruning wounds on almonds (and other stone fruit trees and/or grapes) from canker disease infection. These products should be especially helpful in protecting young trees where disease infection

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Georgia Small Grains: Managing Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids

Georgia Small Grains: Managing Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia County Extension Agent 🕔Dec 1, 2017

Above is a wide blade Triticale 342 planted for grazing. It resembles that of oats. They are looking good this week despite no rain. As I was looking at this field for weed control issues, I noticed a few bird cherry-oat

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Mississippi: Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations

Mississippi: Soybean Stem Canker Inoculated Variety Trial Evaluations

👤By Tom Allen, Mississippi State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Nov 24, 2017

All of the entries in the 2017 Mississippi State University Official Variety Trials (OVT) were evaluated for their reaction to the stem canker fungus.  In addition, a few varieties (n=19) were added to supplement the trials and obtain information on those particular varieties

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Grapes, Strawberries: Intuity Fungicide Registered for Grape Botrytis, Powdery Mold

Grapes, Strawberries: Intuity Fungicide Registered for Grape Botrytis, Powdery Mold

👤From a Press Release 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Valent U.S.A. LLC today announced that Intuit Fungicide has been registered in the U.S. and California for Botrytis control and powdery mildew suppression in wine grapes.  Intuity is a strobilurin (Qol) fungicide, developed for the U.S. market by Valent, with

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Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings

👤By Alyssa Collins and Paul Esker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Disease Specialists 🕔Nov 10, 2017

Hybrid (corn) or variety (soybean) selection is very important to successful crop production. Nonetheless, it can be challenging to review all of the seed guides produced annually, especially as they relate to making selections based on disease and stalk health

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Corn: New App Helps Farmers Identify, Manage Ear Rots, Mycotoxins

Corn: New App Helps Farmers Identify, Manage Ear Rots, Mycotoxins

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Nov 8, 2017

A new mobile app developed by researchers from Purdue University and the University of Arkansas will make it easier for farmers to access information about corn ear rot and mycotoxins. The app, available as a free download, helps users identify

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Nebraska Corn: Potential Reasons for Weakened Ear Shanks and Ear Loss

Nebraska Corn: Potential Reasons for Weakened Ear Shanks and Ear Loss

👤By Jenny Rees and Robert Klein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Reports of ear loss have been widespread in Nebraska this harvest season following a week of high, sustained winds in late October. Growers have been asking about the potential causes of weakened ear shanks and ears dropping.  Like many things that happen in

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Texas Corn: Post-Harvest Handling of Fumonisin Contamination

Texas Corn: Post-Harvest Handling of Fumonisin Contamination

👤From Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Fumonisins are toxins produced in corn kernels by two species of fungi (Fusarium verticillioides and F. proliferatum).  These toxins are carcinogens and can cause illness in livestock, particularly in horses. The levels of fumonisin allowed in food and feed are regulated.  For

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California Almonds: Aspergillus Niger Induced Hull Rot

California Almonds: Aspergillus Niger Induced Hull Rot

👤By Brent Holtz, UCCE Farm Advisor San Joaquin County 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Hull rot can reduce yields of vigorous young almond orchards in the central and southern San Joaquin Valley.  Symptoms often observed are dieback in lower limbs that often exhibit less bloom in the spring.

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