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Research identifies new fungi causing ugly disease in peonies

Pacific Northwest farmers have found success growing peonies for a thriving global market. But a devastating fungus called Botrytis is limiting market growth and profits for Northwest />

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Ground broken for plant pathology at Texas A&M University

Ground was broken on the Texas A&M University West Campus in College Station Thursday for a $49 million Plant Pathology and Microbiology building, scheduled to be completed by May 2019.

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Plant Breeding Experts to Breed More Potato Varieties

At the RAB centre in Rubirizi, Kicukiro District the meeting was took place between officials from International Potato Centre (CIP) and Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), during this meeting the call was made.

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Testing the Complexity of Important Plant Hormones

A Purdue University study confirms complex associations among plant hormones and their signaling pathways that are key to controlling plant architecture.

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Nebraska Researchers Focusing on identifying the benefits of cover crops

Researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will focus on identifying the benefits of cover crops.

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OSU researchers find detection method for crown gall disease

Researchers at Oregon State University developing an on-site detection tool for crown gall disease, an incurable malady that affects numerous species of plants.

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UF-Developed Mandarin Resists Citrus Greening Disease

University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle against citrus greening disease.

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New Ways to Insects and Plants for Identification and Diseases for Diagnosis

To submit insects and plants for identification and diseases for diagnosis, it is now simpler for Iowans.

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New methods of creating carbon fiber out of biological plant waste

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology are making progress on developing new methods of creating carbon fiber out of biological plant waste.

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New facility Boost Penn State Mushroom Research

Mushrooms is one of Pennsylvania's top agricultural crops. New construction and renovations are giving a boost to Penn State research and extension programming related to mushrooms.

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New Case of Oak Wilt Identified By Plant Disease Clinic

Earlier this year, in the town on Central Islip, the Cornell University Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (CU-PDDC) used a new rapid test they developed to identify a small number of oak trees with oak wilt disease on Long Island.

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One Crop Breeding Cycle From Starvation

URBANA, Ill : By 2050, the global population will have grown and urbanized so much that we will need to produce 87 percent more of the four primary food crops – rice, wheat, soy, and maize – than we do today. The climate is projected to change over the next 30 years, with warmer temperatures and more carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.

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Selection Pressures Push Plants Over Adaption Cliff

New simulations by researchers at the University of Warwick and UCL’s Institute of Archaeology of plant evolution over the last 3000 years have revealed an unexpected limit to how far useful crops can be pushed to adapt before they suffer population collapse.

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Benefit of Extra Cover Crop Growth Prior to Soybeans.

The study was conducted by the United Soybean Board (USB) to understand the potential for cover crops to perform in a corn and soybean rotation, and to collect data on the performance of cover crops in those rotations in relation to the timing of termination.

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Belgian Institute and NC State Partner for Plant Biotech Research.

To aimed at spurring growth in the plant biotech research sector in both Belgium and North Carolina, NC State University and VIB which is a life sciences research institute in Belgium, recently entered into a strategic collaboration agreement.

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Studying interconnected communities of plants and microbes in agriculture

Beattie helped launch the Phytobiomes Roadmap, an effort initiated by the American Phytopathological Society and supported by over 20 scientific societies, companies, institutes and government agencies.

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Plant Pathology: New NC State Consortium to Study Soil Microbiome

To make the Research Triangle a global hub for plant-related innovation, North Carolina State University advances in its quest. North Carolina State University recently launched a unique consortium to explore the soil microbiome. Soil microbiome are largely unknown world of microscopic organisms living in soil along plant roots.

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Plant Pathology : Use of new technology to control plant diseases

Swapan Kumar Dutta, deputy director general (Crop Science) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) said that One can only delay the onset of diseases or minimize losses. Hence, new technologies like genetic modification (GM) as well-breeding techniques can be used to minimize such losses.

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Plant Pathology : Solution on black spots developed in papaya

Researcher of UPM's Department of Plant Protection of the Faculty of Agriculture, Associate Prof. Dr. Kamaruzaman Sijam and a former PhD student, Dr. Farah Farhanah Haron, found solution to make fruit skins, stronger and durable against fungus attacks.

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Plant Pathology : Wheat Smut Fungus can be controlled

Wheat flag smut is a fungal disease caused by the fungus Urocystis tritici. Its spores are found in the soil, and they germinate just before wheat’s fall emergence.

Erick De Wolf, plant pathologist in the Kansas State University Department of Plant Pathology, said wheat flag smut has so far been a minor problem this year, with a few places that saw noticeable yield losses from the disease.

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Plant Pathology : The VRN-D4 gene discovery could improve wheat production

The newly found VRN-D4 gene and its three counterpart genes which were earlier identified are crucial for understanding wheat vernalisation, the biological process requiring cold temperatures to trigger flower formation, the study said.

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Plant Pathology: JNTBGRI found that Plants on ghats have anti-diabetic properties

Scientists of the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) have completed pre-clinical studies stating that the plant found in the Western Ghats has anti-diabetic properties.

The five-year-long study was based on the knowledge shared by T.M. Shahul Hamid, a traditional healer hailing from Karunagapally. “The trials have yielded promising results,” said P.G. Latha, Director, JNTBGRI.

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Determining grapevine fungus may help fight disease

Researchers at Washington State University have documented seven fungal species that cause cankers in grapevines. These new findings could reduce the incidence of grapevine trunk disease in Washington vineyards by preventing the problem before it becomes widespread.

Fungi infect the wood of grapevine trunks (or cordons) through pruning wounds, resulting in cankers that enlarge over time and ultimately kill the plant.

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In Quest For Green Pastures Do Not Plant Invasive Species

Few agribusinesses or governments regulate the types of plants that farmers use in their pastures to feed their livestock, according to an international team of researchers that includes one plant scientist from Virginia Tech. The problem is most of these so-called pasture plants are invasive weeds.

In one of a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study, the scientists recommended tighter regulations, including a fee for damage to surrounding areas, evaluation of weed risk to the environment, a list of prohibited species based on this risk, and closer monitoring and control of natural area damage.

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