Tag: "fungicide" at biology news
Virulent Fungus Devastating Potato Crops
...nce to metalaxl as long ago as 1980, Fry says. The fungicide
is the only way to salvage crops infected with late blight. Other available fungicides are only effective when applied before late blight strikes. Many agriculturists consider such treatment as ineffective against the disease. In the article, the r...
Late Blight Battle Goes Online, Marking 150 Year Struggle Since Irish Potato Famine
...economichardship because of dramatically increased fungicide
costs. We hope thatthrough the continued research of plant pathologists worldwide, we'll find astrategy to effectively control late blight." The late blight feature website will only be available for a limited time. Login to www.scisoc.org and hel...
Putting Doesn't Pollute, Research Finds
...he putting greenthat creates the need for frequent fungicide
application. "Homeowners don't needfungicides," he...000 pounds of the activeingredient of a particular fungicide
were applied. "That's what we have to do to get grass to grow at only one-eighth of aninch in he...
Technology Reduces Reliance On Fungicides For Grape Growers
...casting model lets growersapply two to three fewer fungicide
applications during the growing season withequal o...er grapes forwine production and potentially fewer fungicide
applications which is easier onthe environment." For more details on the forecasting model for powde...
Tiny mites protect vineyards from mildew
...tno fungicides, some vines received both mites and fungicide
active againstpowdery mildew, and the remaining vi...re assessed. Grapevines thatreceived mites and no fungicide
had significantly lower levels of mildew thanvines without mites or fungicide. The vines that recei...
Rice research another step forward for green revolution
...does not even include the substantial reduction in fungicide
costs.Collaborators with OSU on this research included the Yunnan Agricultural University, with funding support of $1.3 million over three years from the Asian Development Bank. The project was proposed and organized by the International Rice Researc...
New crop protection method could save US farmers billions
..., for example, could reduce the amount of chemical fungicide
required to control the disease. The tests were conducted on durum wheat and soft red winter wheat, but Schisler expects the microorganisms to work with other grains as well....
Improvement in controlling agricultural runoff still needed to prevent ecological disasters
...arby waterways is the copper-based bactericide and fungicide
used on the plants to prevent disease. Dietrich and her colleagues and students in agriculture, biology, and engineering have been studying copper runoff and its impacts and in waters off Eastern Virginia since the mid 1990s, with funding by various...
Bees deliver fungicide more effectively than sprays, study finds
...ties have found that bees can deliver a biological fungicide
to strawberry blooms more effectively than can mec... The study involved placing a tray filled with the fungicide
- composed of an anti-fungal microorganism - in front of bee hives. The bees walk through this "foot...
More study recommended on long-term reproductive effects of traces of both natural and man-made hormone-like chemicals
...s and antiandrogens. These chemicals include the fungicide
vinclozolin, which when pregnant rats were exposed to it appeared to cause changes in the reproductive organs of both female and male offspring. The panel said EPA should obtain the best advice of experts who design tests and then consider r...
Queens University chemist wins U.S. award for new reactions to make drugs, agrochemicals, conductors
...s to create, among other things, a new painkiller, fungicide
for wheat crops, conducting materials and other compounds. He will receive the 2001 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society at its national meeting in Chicago. Snieckus, who holds the Bader chair in organic chemistry at Queens...
Forestalling pesticide, antibiotic resistance possible, theory predicts
...econd biocide pesticide, antibiotic, herbicide or fungicide
that specifically kills the resistant pest. Then the two biocides would be used together, either concurrently or alternated, to prevent resistance. Previous attempts to find compounds that would have a negative cross-resistance effect haven't worked...
Purple potato boost for organic food industry
... resistant to potato blight, making treatment with fungicide
unnecessary. The discovery by scientists at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, has attracted experts from across Europe to admire a humble potato patch at a remote agricultural research station near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland where...
Small grain breeding program benefits producers, consumers, agribusiness
...ins are susceptible to many diseases. But limiting fungicide
use is important, Griffey says, not only to protect the environment, but also because the cost of a fungicide
spray can make the difference between a net gain or loss on a crop. "We need to keep working to prod...
Spinal cord injury and Alzheimers risk among topics at American Chemical Society meeting
...mune system damage could be caused by agricultural fungicide
Brief exposure to a compound found in some agricultural pesticides and fungicides could cause irreversible damage to our immune systems natural killer cells, which guard against tumors and viruses. (ENVR 166, Monday, April 8, 8 p.m., Convention ...
Site of US Open at Bethpage is reducing pesticide use
...2001. Herbicide use was reduced by 33, percent and fungicide
use was cut by about 30 percent, according to the first year's (2001) report of a three-year study conducted by Jennifer A. Grant, Cornell pest management specialist, and Frank S. Rossi, Cornell assistant professor of horticulture. Bethpage Green is ...
Milk the right stuff for vines
...ase and pest control. "Sulphur is the main form of fungicide
used against powdery mildew, and is used in most organic and conventional wineries, with the conventional vineyards using synthetic fungicides as well. Sulphur has been used for 150 years and is pretty effective, but it may in the future be restricte...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ome cases. "The ability of PLA to act as a fungicide
and delay growth a of a variety of fungal contaminants provides new perspectives for possibly using this natural antimicrobial compound to control fungal contaminants and extend the shelf lives of foods," say the researchers. (P. Lavermicocca, F....
Is Soybean Rust too close for comfort?
...his disease can cause significant yield losses and fungicide
control measures can be costly," Peterson said. "I...programs, methods of detection and identification, fungicide
control, disease modeling for the U.S., and a presentation of the new USDA Soybean Rust Action Plan....
ACS announces awards for environmentally conscious business innovation
...The firm has developed a bio-based, broad spectrum fungicide
that is not toxic to humans, animals or the environment. AgraQuest's fungicide, Serenade®, effectively controls a broad spectrum of plant diseases, is environmentally friendly and is nontoxic to beneficial insects and non-target organisms. It can...