Diseases

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Gates-led funding spurs new chemical company to focus on developing nations

Aiming to kick-start the crop protection industry’s stalled R&D pipelines to develop novel, safer products for the global farming community, En... more »

Powdery scab suppression remains elusive so far

Powdery scab, caused by Spongospora subterranea, is a worrisome disease for potato growers around the world for a variety of reasons. Powdery sca... more »

RPA-based tobacco rattle virus testing method announced by Agdia

Agdia has announced the commercialization of a rapid, PCR-alternative testing to detect tobacco rattle virus (TRV). Tobacco rattle virus, or tobrav... more »

Ralstonia presence eliminated from US greenhouses, USDA reports

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its State partners have successfully completed ... more »

Idaho awards grants for PVY, soil health, dehy potato export studies

Interest in the Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s annual specialty crop program was up considerably this year compared with last year. ISDA... more »

Vive Crop Protection fungicide receives rare distinction from McCain Foods

Potato processing giant McCain Foods USA included Xyler FC, a metalaxyl-based fungicide from Vive Crop Protection, in its contracts with Columbia Basi... more »

Michigan renews labels on chlorothalonil products

After severe foliar disease outbreaks in recent years, potato growers continue to intensively manage their crops to prevent future epidemics. Growe... more »

HELM Agro adds sales agronomist for Midwest region

HELM Agro US has hired Brock Waggoner to serve as sales agronomist for its Midwest region services. HELM offers a variety of herbicides and pestici... more »

WSU professors using grant to study potato mop-top virus

A team of Washington State University scientists are taking on a destructive complex of diseases affecting valuable potato crops, thanks to support fr... more »


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