disease

New disease detector sensor developed

A new sensor chip advances rapid, cost-effective disease diagnostics. The integrated sensor chip detects late blight disease pathogen in potatoes and tomatoes as well as many other diseases. Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and collaborators... more »

California farmers seek rebound after floods, virus hits lettuce crop

Things were challenging enough for lettuce growers in Monterey County’s Salinas Valley before Mother Nature dealt a one-two punch in this year’s storms. Farmers in 2022 suffered an estimated $150 million in crop losses as... more »

Fungus-resistant strawberry varieties released by UC Davis

The UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program is releasing five new strawberry varieties that resist the soilborne disease Fusarium wilt, while also offering high yields and improved fruit quality. UC Eclipse, UC Golden Gate, UC Keystone,... more »

Bayer, Kimitec partner to speed development of biologicals

Bayer and Kimitec have formed a partnership focused on accelerating the development and commercialization of biological crop protection solutions and biostimulants. As part of a global agreement, the companies will work together to advance and... more »

Apple-picking time and the Jonathans are dropping

It’s apple picking time! Mid-August as I write this. It had been a few days since I last checked the crop and behold! Jonathans were dropping. This means all of the preparatory projects have to... more »

Vegetable diseases specialist to lead Cornell plant science

Christine Smart, a professor of plant pathology who specializes in the development of management strategies for vegetable diseases, has been appointed director of Cornell University's School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS). She began her tenure... more »

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