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Apples: Disease Resistant Varieties Expected to Become More Popular

Apples: Disease Resistant Varieties Expected to Become More Popular

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Nov 15, 2017

You may not find them in the produce aisle yet, but it’s only a matter of time before new disease-resistant apple cultivars overtake favorites like Honeycrisp in popularity, according to a University of Illinois apple expert. “I know everyone wants

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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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Texas: Wheat Variety Disease & Insect Tolerance Traits—2017-2018

Texas: Wheat Variety Disease & Insect Tolerance Traits—2017-2018

👤By Calvin Trostle and Clark Neely, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 2, 2017

In an August article in Texas Row Crops Newsletter we noted Texas A&M AgriLife Extension “Pick” wheat varieties for grain in the Texas High Plains.  Since then additional Picks were published for hard red winter wheat for the Rolling Plains,

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Soybeans: Researchers Identify Gene for Resistance to Costly Stem, Root Rot

Soybeans: Researchers Identify Gene for Resistance to Costly Stem, Root Rot

👤By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University; and Kenda Resler Friend, Dow AgroSciences 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Through a collaborative project, Purdue University and Dow AgroSciences researchers have discovered a novel soybean gene that provides resistance to a devastating and costly fungal disease. The team of Dow AgroSciences and Purdue researchers screened a wide variety of soybean

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Soybean Rust: Additional Resistant Varieties Needed ASAP

Soybean Rust: Additional Resistant Varieties Needed ASAP

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Midwestern growers don’t worry much about soybean rust, but the fungal disease has been popping up at the end of the growing season nearly every year since 2006. But because the fungus can’t survive winter without a host plant, it’s

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Kansas Wheat: Researchers Identify New Gene to Resist Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

Kansas Wheat: Researchers Identify New Gene to Resist Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will provide resistance to the wheat streak mosaic virus, a disease that is currently causing economic losses in Kansas fields. Bernd Friebe, a research professor with the Wheat Genetic Resources Center

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Texas: Disease-Resistant Study in Corn, Sorghum, Sugarcane

Texas: Disease-Resistant Study in Corn, Sorghum, Sugarcane

👤By Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife 🕔Apr 26, 2016

Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are studying the virtual tug-of-war that takes place when a pathogen attacks a plant. In mid-battle, both aggressor, the pathogen, and the defending plant undergo dynamic changes to improve their chances of victory. Better

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Wheat Streak Mosiac Virus: Looking for Resistant Genes

Wheat Streak Mosiac Virus: Looking for Resistant Genes

👤By Julia Debes, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 18, 2016

Yield loss due to wheat streak mosaic virus equaled more than 4.25 million bushels in the 2013 Kansas wheat crop alone, adding up to a $32.6 million economic impact. Wheat streak mosaic virus flies on the Kansas wind from one

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Wheat: Disease Resistant Gene Could Save Billions in Fungicide Costs

Wheat: Disease Resistant Gene Could Save Billions in Fungicide Costs

👤By Mike Listman, Wheat CRP Communications Officer 🕔Nov 20, 2015

Scientists have sequenced and described a gene that can help wheat to resist four serious fungal diseases, potentially saving billions of dollars in yearly grain losses and reducing the need for farmers to use costly fungicides, once the gene is

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Wheat: Disease-Resistance Gene Identified, Potential to Save Billions

👤From a Press Release 🕔Nov 10, 2015

A gene that can prevent some of the most important wheat diseases has been identified–creating the potential to save more than a billion dollars in lost production in Australia alone each year. In a global collaboration including the University of

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