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Factsheet of the month: April - Wheat stem rust

Last week, theĀ Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security took place in Mexico, bringing together thought leaders, policymakers, and leading agricultural research-for-development organizations to discuss the role of wheat in the future of food security. 86 more words


Plant Disease Management

Yesterday, I shared what I learned in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) class at the 2014 Carolina Yard Gardening School. During that class, the instructor also discussed plant disease management using IPM principles. 627 more words

Pest & Disease Control

Update: New Pest & Disease Records (02 Apr 14)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include records of plant parasitic nematodes on cassava cultivated in the Brazilian Amazon, the first record of dragon fruit anthracnose caused by… 378 more words


Cold weather effects on diseases

We’ve heard a lot of expert opinions on the effect that cold weather has on insect populations. But what about plant disease pathogens? University of Tennessee Extension Plant Pathologist Heather Young Kelly… 18 more words

Plant Diseases

EASAC Recommends Urgent Action To Avoid Damage To Food Security And The Environment

Latest EASAC report on ‘Risks to Plant Health’ recommends urgent coordinated action to avoid damage to food security and the environment
Potentially devastating plant pests and diseases are highlighted in a new report from EASAC, the European Academies’ Science Advisory… 15 more words


Those Heavenly Hydrangeas - Part 4

I think the most frustrating thing about gardening are the pesky bugs and diseases. There is nothing worse than to spend time and effort on your plants/flowers only to have them munched on by tiny critters or come down with an illness. 676 more words