Category Archives: Disease Management

(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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Common bacterium may help control disease-bearing mosquitoes

Genes from a common bacterium can be harnessed to sterilize male insects, a tool that can potentially control populations of both disease-bearing mosquitoes and agricultural pests, researchers at Yale University and Vanderbilt University report in related studies published in Nature … Continue reading

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Update on Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn in Nebraska

Feb. 23, 2017 http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2017/update-bacterial-leaf-streak-corn-nebraska Terra Hartman – Graduate Research Assistant Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Extension Plant Pathologist Bacterial leaf streak disease of corn is caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas vasicola (syn. X. campestris pv. zeae). It was previously only reported on corn … Continue reading

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Virulent Pathogen Uses a Genetic Decoy to Foil Host’s Immune Defenses 

A virulent plant-disease agent called Phytophthora sojae knocks out resistance in its soybean host by sending out a “decoy” protein to confuse the plant’s immune system, according to a study published in the Jan. 12, Science journal. The newly uncovered mechanism may … Continue reading

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Comparing Generic Versus Name Brand Pesticides

Robert Klein – Nebraska Extension, Western Nebraska Crops Specialist Robert Tigner – Nebraska Extension,  Extension Educator (This article is part of Nebraska Extension’s Strengthening Nebraska’s Agricultural Economy series.) Over time, increasing numbers of generic pesticides have become available for use … Continue reading

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Webinars planned on Integrated Management of Palmer Amaranth and Target Spot in Cotton and other Crops in the Southeast

Please see the following two webinar announcements. Dr. Bagavathiannan and Dr. Hagan will be discussing their projects that were funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Crop Protection and Pest Management – Applied Research and Development Program in … Continue reading

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Public Tick IPM Working Group funded by the North Central IPM Center announces new national pest alert on Ticks and Tick-borne diseases.

The Public Tick IPM Working Group funded by the North Central IPM Center has announced the release of their new national pest alert on Ticks and Tick-borne diseases. The pest alert contains information on the tick life cycle, spread of … Continue reading

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