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 […]

Soybean Rust: Additional Resistant Varieties Needed ASAP

🕔Jun 28, 2017Midwestern 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 […]

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

🕔Jun 8, 2017Kansas 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 […]

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

🕔Apr 26, 2016Two 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 […]

Wheat Streak Mosiac Virus: Looking for Resistant Genes

🕔Mar 18, 2016Yield 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 […]

Wheat: Disease Resistant Gene Could Save Billions in Fungicide Costs

🕔Nov 20, 2015Scientists 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 […]

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

🕔Nov 10, 2015A 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 […]

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