Plant Health News

  • When life throws you grapes, make wine

    With increased pressure to feed a growing global population, farming families have embraced modern science and technology to maximise output at whatever cost. So when John and Wilma Huisman took over the family farm in Balkbrug, in the eastern province of Overjissel, Netherlands in 1993, they chose a different approach. The couple embraced organic farming methods, valuing quality over quantity. ...


    By Major Equipment

  • Innovation and collaboration in plant breeding for sustainable agriculture

    On April 14-16, 2019 the biennial CROP Innovation & Business conference will take place in Amsterdam. During CROP Innovation & Business 2019 the most influential trends that will affect crop innovation and value chain strategies will be addressed including indoor farming, whole genome ...


    By Iden Biotechnology

  • 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference

    From March 24 to 26, the 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference will take place in Budapest, Hungary. International researchers will present their works focusing on the impact of climate change on crop production and propose solutions to maintain and increase crop productivity in this new ...


    By TIMAC Agro Italia

  • Agricultural production: drought and other abiotic stresses

    The 65% of productive losses in main crops such as corn, wheat or barley are caused by abiotic stresses related to climatic variations (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, Buchanan, Gruissem, Jones, American Society of Plant Physiologists, 2000). ...


    By Iden Biotechnology

  • IUCN study identifies tree species for climate-resilient reforestation

    An IUCN study has identified tree species native to Indonesia’s Kutai National Park that are resilient to climate change and support threatened East Bornean orangutan populations, recommending their use in reforestation efforts. The study was funded by the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. ...

  • What`s this disease?

    If you are a fan of strawberries then you have probably experienced opening a recently purchased container only to find that several berries have burst into a plume of velvety gray mold. Unfortunately, your berries have fallen prey to gray mold disease, caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea. ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • PINEYE® Emulsion, a new adjuvant for aerial spraying

    With the development of applied science, agricultural sprayers have become a key equipment in crop production. How to choose a suitable sprayer is a topical issue for growers. It is, in fact, the first step to improve the usage rate of pesticides and fungicides, a smart way to save farm management cost. Growers, however, may try to select innovative adjuvants to adequately protect crops. ...


    By Foreverest Resources Ltd.

  • A day in the entomology lab: Beetles

    Did you know that the average American eats 124 lbs of potatoes a year, that the potato was the first vegetable to be grown in space, and Vincent van Gogh painted four still-life canvases devoted entirely to the potato!? ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • Segra International Partners with Supreme Cannabis to Support Expansion Efforts Leading into Legalization

    Segra International Corp. (“Segra” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with The Supreme Cannabis Company (“Supreme Cannabis”) (TSXV:FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1) to provide cannabis micropropagation services at Supreme Cannabis’ wholly owned 7ACRES facility in Kincardine, Ontario. Plant micropropagation, also ...


    By Segra International Corp.

  • Salmon farmer ‘ensuring welfare’: SPCA

    A SCOTTISH salmon farm targeted by activists has been given the all-clear by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Loch Roag on the isle of Lewis was inspected by the Scottish SPCA after officers received images of unhealthy fish, allegedly photographed at the site. Managers at the farm, which belongs to the Scottish Salmon Company, invited the SPCA to visit the site ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Upcoming Garlic Project Workshops: Minnetrista, Orr, Austin, Morris

    The Minnesota Premium Garlic Project has several workshops and classes in September and October for market growers and gardeners. More information about these and future workshops, as well as resources for garlic growers and marketers, is always available on our Garlic Project homepage. The full “Growing & Marketing Premium ...

  • Learn Alley Cropping, Silvopasture & More Sunday in Aitkin

    Greater Mille Lacs Chapter is hosting a demonstration of alley cropping – planting rows of trees at wide spacings with a companion crop grown in the alleyways between the rows – from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9, at Christian and Jessy McShane’s Sleepy Willow Farm, 40730 Nature Ave, Aitkin. ...

  • Sentera receives $14 million in Series A funding

    Series A funding to accelerate adoption of AI and drone provider’s analytics platform ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • BioSafe Systems Introduces PVent® Biological Fungicide

    BioSafe Systems announces the release of PVent® Biological Fungicide. An enhancement in microbial fungicide technology, PVent provides growers with an easy-to-use, versatile IPM tool. This innovative development was spearheaded through a strategic partnership between two family-owned businesses: BioSafe Systems and Lallemand Plant Care. Due to its active ingredient, a 93% Gliocladium ...


    By BioSafe Systems, LLC

  • EU issues implementing regulation on novel foods

    On 19 March 2018, the European Union issued a Regulation implementing article 4 of Regulation 2283/2015 on novel foods. The new regulation concerns the consultation process for the determination of novel food status. The regulation becomes effective on 8 April 2018. Verisk 3E Analysis Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/456 of 19 March 2018 on the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Native plants have their own defenses

    A healthy, native tree will contain lots of insects. It’s a natural battle between long time adversaries that has been going on for eons. Native plants have their own defenses, and they have allies. >” >Don’t see your team? View all 500+ NCAA teams >>Detroit Red Wings Jerseys from FOX Sports Detroit Red Wings jerseys from FOX Sports Shop include replica Red Wings ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • Global Moringa Meet 2018 demonstrates Advancements in Production & Application of Moringa

    More than any other plant, the Moringa ( Oleifera. ) has played a vital part in the life of human kind and has been central to the ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Worm Castings & Potting Mix – We can cure your depression!

    Does playing in the dirt make you happy?  Does gardening make you happy? New studies show that the microbes in dirt – and those in our worm castings and potting mixes, can actually fight depression and make you feel happy.  No wonder we love working at the worm farm so much!!  We are exposed to these microbes all day and while we have always loved it, perhaps now we have a ...


    By BioSoil Farm, Inc.

  • Creating Better Soybeans

    In rows of petri dishes, soybean roots bathe in fluorescent light, an unremarkable site unless you work in the laboratory where they grow. The simplicity of the setup belies the complexity of the research that went into creating the roots. For decades, the genes of the seeds that produced these roots have been tinkered with to create a plant that resists a common and highly destructive soybean ...


    By Ohio State University

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