Category Archives: Disease Management

What’s the real deal with soybean cyst nematodes and cover crops?

The North Central IPM Center and the North Central Region’s IPM Coordinators are collaborating to assist our region’s IPM-focused students with professional networking opportunities including travel support to the 9th International IPM Symposium. As part of our travel support program … Continue reading

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UGA mycologists partner with the CDC to tackle fungicide resistance

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia There are a limited number of compounds available to combat fungal infections in both plants and people. A team of University of Georgia researchers is helping to … Continue reading

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New tool predicts risk of plant disease

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg A newly developed technique can predict the risk of plant disease or infestation across the globe. Described in open-access journal Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the technique considers pest-host interactions and the … Continue reading

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Scientists seek public assistance in tackling rose rosette disease

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife Halfway through a five-year, $4.6 million grant to combat rose rosette disease in the U.S., the national research team studying it is encouraged by the amount … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Final Guidance Clarifying FDA and EPA Jurisdiction over Mosquito-Related Products

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized guidance to provide information on FDA and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jurisdiction over the regulation of mosquito-related products, including those produced through the use of biotechnology. The final Guidance for … Continue reading

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Concerned About Boxwood Blight?

Here Are Some Updated Management Tips The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), in conjunction with the National Plant Board, has released an updated version of its Boxwood Blight Best Management Practices, version 2.0, and is now available online at HRIResearch.org. In … Continue reading

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(APHIS) announces dates of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 suggestion period to implement Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today the dates of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 open period for submitting suggestions to implement Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs of … Continue reading

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Scientists use bacteriophages to fight fire blight

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg in Science Daily The plant disease fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is dreaded by fruit growers. It affects apple and pear trees and other plants in the rosacea family, and … Continue reading

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Kansas researchers find gene for resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus

From IPM in the South In Southwest Farm Press by Pat Melgares Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will provide resistance to the wheat streak mosaic virus, a disease that is currently causing economic losses in Kansas … Continue reading

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2017 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Ticks

Friday, May 5 at 1:00 pm CDT Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/332261879 In this webinar, Dr. Thomas Mather, Professor, University of Rhode Island, (aka “the tick guy”) will talk about an important arachnid, ticks. Ticks that you do and don’t see as well … Continue reading

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