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Aphids Suck: Invasive Aphid Found on Danish Apple Trees

INSECTS The spirea aphid, Aphis spiraecola, an invasive pest, has been discovered for the first time in Denmark by University of Copenhagen researchers. The...

Better Defense for Better Tomatoes

As Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus infects tomato and pepper plants across the globe, seed companies are working on breeding a resistant tomato. Thousands of...

Sweet Success for Sugar Beet Research Bid

A leading John Innes Centre researcher and colleagues have been awarded European funding to develop innovative molecular solutions to combat a damaging sugar beet...

Funding to Study Resistance Genes in Wild Wheat will Help Combat Rust Diseases

The 2Blades Foundation and collaborators at the John Innes Centre, University of Minnesota, and Kansas State University, have received funding to study wild emmer...

International Research Team Finds Genes Conferring Resistance to Multiple Leaf Rust in Barley

An international team led by researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has identified genes that confer resistance to multiple...

Technique Combats Widespread Passion Fruit Disease

Passion fruit woodiness caused by cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus (CABMV), the disease that most affects passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) grown in Brazil, can be...

Argentina Successfully Develops Boll Weevil-Resistant Cotton

Scientists from Argentina have developed a transgenic cotton resistant to the cotton boll weevil through gene silencing, minimizing the damage caused by the pest...

Researchers Publish New Study on Citrus Greening Disease

Orange juice is a staple on many breakfast tables, but the future availability of citrus products is threatened by the global spread of huanglongbing...

Denomination of New Official Races Downy Mildew in Lettuce

Bremia lactucae, the causal organism of downy mildew in lettuce, is a major threat to lettuce production. Farmers often need to use both fungicides...

IITA Joins Call for a Global Surveillance System to Detect and Halt the Spread of Crop Disease

A team of researchers has argued in Science that as nations collaborate to detect and stop human pandemics, a global surveillance system for crop...