Diseases

USDA keeping close eye on imports that can carry brown rot

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will conduct annual certification visits in peak harvesting time to offshore U.S. during 202... more »

APHIS to ramp up testing for potato brown rot pathogen

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will begin testing randomly selected imported Pelargonium (geranium) plant material for the bacter... more »

Trials of new ‘hybrid’ fungicide show effectiveness against early blight

The global search for plant-protection solutions that are both environmentally safe and effectiveness is driven by the need to supply food to the ever... more »

AgBiome submits combo fungicide Esendo for EPA approval

AgBiome announced Aug. 10 the submission of its Esendo fungicide to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for review. Pending EPA registration,... more »

Wild potato relatives help fight late blight

Late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans, is one of the most threatening pathogenic diseases in potatoes. It is estimated that losses due to late... more »

Late blight in potatoes confirmed in Central Wisconsin

Late blight (US-23 strain) has been confirmed in Portage County, Wisconsin, it was announced July 28. Amanda Gevens, University of Wisconsin Chair,... more »

USDA ARS announces advancement in treating plant bacteria

USDA Agricultural Research Service announced July 14 that it has found an innovative way to treat pathogens (harmful bacteria) and pests in citrus tre... more »

Irish potato famine pathogen still present around the world

North Carolina State University researchers continue to track the evolution of different strains of the plant pathogen that caused the Irish potato fa... more »

Vive’s ‘three-way’ fungicide gets EPA approval

AZterknot fungicide from Vive Crop Protection recently received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AZterknot fungicide i... more »

MSU’s late blight-wild species potato project among NIFA grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invested over $8.65 million in 22 plant breeding research pro... more »


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