Disease Management: Variety Susceptibility – What Do the Terms Mean?

🕔Jun 20, 2019The terms used to define the different responses of host plants are often used in trade publications, scientific journal articles, variety trial booklets, and in the information distributed by seed […]

Minnesota Wheat: New Disease-Resistant Variety Available

🕔Jun 18, 2019The University of Minnesota (UMN) has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Washburn.’ MN-Washburn features excellent straw strength and good overall disease resistance. In particular, it contains […]

Mississippi Cotton: Varietal Response to Target Spot in 2018

🕔Jan 25, 2019During 2018, the cotton official variety trial at Lucedale and Stoneville was evaluated for the response to target spot. Natural infection occurred during the season and plots were evaluated for […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Variety Response to Taproot Decline

🕔Jan 18, 2019Taproot decline of soybean usually is not noticed until pod fill when interveinal chlorosis and necrosis become evident from the turn row.  However, the disease may cause seed rot, seedling disease, […]

Wheat: New Insights on Rust Resistance

🕔Dec 26, 2018Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have contributed to creating new knowledge about resistance to yellow rust, which is a serious fungal disease in wheat. The results can have global importance. […]

Arkansas Rice: Cultivar Responses to Major Diseases

🕔Oct 9, 2018Field history information is critical to matching rice cultivars with the right fields.  For instance, planting a blast-susceptible cultivar in historically blast-prone fields is not advisable.  Usually hybrids, and varieties […]

Apples: Disease Resistant Varieties Expected to Become More Popular

🕔Nov 15, 2017You 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 […]

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

🕔Nov 10, 2017Hybrid (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 […]

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

🕔Oct 2, 2017In 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 […]

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

🕔Sep 14, 2017Through 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 […]

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