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  • Herbicide Resistance

    Herbicide resistance refers to the inherited ability of a biotype of a weed to survive a herbicide application to which the original population was susceptible. A biotype is a group of plants within a species that has biological traits (such as resistance to a particular herbicide) not common to ...
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  • Fungicide

    Fungicide, also called antimycotic, any toxic substance used to kill or inhibit the growth of fungi. Fungicides are generally used to control parasitic fungi that either cause economic damage to crop or ornamental plants or endanger the health of domestic animals or humans. Most agricultural and ...
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  • Plant Diseases and Insect Pests

    The damage to plants caused by competition from weeds and by other pests including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and insects greatly impairs their productivity and in some instances can totally destroy a crop. Today, dependable crop yields are obtained by using disease-resistant varieties, biological...
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  • Herbal Pesticides Advantages

    Pests have always been a concern for agriculture and kitchen gardens. Chemical pesticides affect the health in the worst way and scientists look forward to the newest ways for preventing the destruction of crops. Herbal pesticides have become new alternative for preventing the pests to destroy th...
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  • Herbicide Resistance

    Herbicide resistance refers to the inherited ability of a biotype of a weed to survive a herbicide application to which the original population was susceptible. A biotype is a group of plants within a species that has biological traits (such as resistance to a particular herbicide) not common to ...
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  • Kenyan farmers grapple with high pesticide use

    NAIROBI, Nov.9 (Xinhua) — The average Kenyan farmer, including those in villages, uses several liters of pesticides every year. The use has been on the rise over the years following the emergence of new pests and diseases as the east African nation grapples with harsh effects of climate cha...
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  • Exposure of arthropods to Cry2A produced by Bt rice

    Most reports concern the three most important Lepidoptera pests, that is, Chilo suppressalis, Scirpophaga incertulas, and Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (all Crambidae), which are the targets of Bt rice, and the two most important Hemiptera pests, that is, Sogatella furcifera and Nilaparvata lugens (bo...
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  • Bt cotton cuts pesticide poisoning

    Over the past ten years that farmers in India have been planting Bt cotton – a transgenic variety containing genes from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis making it pest resistant – pesticide use has been cut by at least half, a new study shows. The research also found that the use of Bt c...
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  • Genome-wide association analysis of the strength of the MAMP-elicited defense response and resistance to target leaf spot in sorghum

    Plant and pathogen materials A sorghum association mapping population known as the sorghum conversion population (SCP) was provided by Dr. Pat Brown at the University of Illinois (now at UC Davis). It has been described previously and is a collection of diverse lines converted to photoperiod-inse...
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  • Use fungicides for apple scab protection prior to anticipated early infection periods

    The sustained heat in Michigan right now is unprecedented and has caught many by surprise in terms of how rapidly apples are developing. With rains predicted for Friday, March 23, and for next week, it is critical that scab-susceptible cultivars are protected from this anticipated early scab infe...
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  • Bioherbicides Market Size

    Industry Insights The global bioherbicides market size was valued at USD 1.28 billion in 2016 and is expected to develop at an estimated CAGR of 15.7% over the forecast period. Rising consumer awareness regarding the benefits of bioherbicides and strict food and environment regulations to promote...
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  • Biological Insecticide Beauveria Bassiana

    Beauveria Bassiana is an entomopathogenic fungus that grows naturally in soil all over the world. Acting as a parasite on various arthropod species, causing white muscardine disease; It widely used as a biological insecticide to control a great many pests such as termites, thrips, whiteflies, aph...
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