Liberibacter

Monsanto rejects second Bayer proposal

Monsanto has rejected a revised $65 billion acquisition proposal from Bayer AG.Monsanto's board of directors viewed the revised proposal as financiall... READ MORE »

Controlling potato psyllids key to managing zebra chip

Potato psyllids were found in 88 percent of the fields we monitored this week. This means psyllids are continuing to migrate into fields throughout th... READ MORE »

Report: pesticide residues do not pose safety concern for food

The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted data from the 2014 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary, which confirms that overall... READ MORE »

USDA grants $3 million for robotics research

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $3 million in grants to advance the use of co-robots that benefit and assis... READ MORE »

Bayer CropScience offers sustainability award

Bayer CropScience is seeking applicants for its Young Farmer Sustainability Award. The fifth annual award recognizes agricultural producers, age 40 an... READ MORE »

PEI seed shipments to U.S. halted

Following the discovery of potato wart on Prince Edward Island (PEI) in August the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified the USDA's Animal a... READ MORE »

Zebra Chip identified in Idaho

Erik Wenninger, University of Idaho entomologist at the U of I Kimberly Research and Extension Center, reports that a single potato plant has been id... READ MORE »

Psyllids test positive for Liberibacter in Idaho

Adult psyllids collected on June 19 from a commercial potato field in Twin Falls County have tested positive for Liberibacter, the bacterium that cau... READ MORE »

Multi-pronged fight against Zebra Chip disease in potatoes

Thanks to the investigations of scientists-turned-detectives, potato growers in the western United States and abroad now know the identities of the pa... READ MORE »


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