Although farmers have been battling pests and diseases since the dawn of agriculture, experts warn that climate change could accelerate or expand their spread.
Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.
Scientists develop an early warning system that delivers wheat rust predictions directly to farmers’ phones
New research describes a revolutionary early warning system that can predict and mitigate wheat rust diseases in Ethiopia.
Researchers found farmers who increased both the area growing resistant varieties and the number of wheat varieties grown per season saw the biggest yield increases.
Multispectral and thermal images taken by cameras on unmanned aerial vehicles are helping researchers to monitor the resistance of maize to tar spot complex and other foliar diseases.
In annual meeting, STMA project partners build on the successes of research in combatting drought, heat, pests and disease.
They show how wheat blast spreads, its potential effect on wheat production in South Asia and ways farmers can manage it.
Delegates review the third year’s progress of the MLN Diagnostics and Management Project.
We talk to the recipient of the World Food Prize 2018 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. Rouse is being recognized for his work on Ug99.
The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.