Posts Tagged ‘plant diseases’

Researchers look at ways to raise healthier poinsettias

by MBJ Staff Published: December 16,2011

Tags: agriculture, colleges, education, flowers, higher education, plant diseases, plants, research, universities

STARKVILLE — Researchers at Mississippi State University have found a cost-effective and environmentally friendly strategy for fighting one of the most serious soil-borne diseases in poinsettia production. Pythium stem and root rot is a common problem in poinsettia production because the fungus thrives in cool, saturated and poorly drained soils, said Maria Tomaso-Peterson, associate research […] [...]

Board funds soybean rust detection study

by For the MBJ Published: June 27,2011

Tags: agriculture, education, farmers, farms, higher edication, plant diseases, soybeans

STARKVILLE — Farmers have battled the yield-robbing soybean cyst nematode (SCN) for decades, but they may soon have the tools to detect a SCN infestation faster than ever. Vincent Klink, Ph.D., with the Mississippi State University Department of Biological Sciences has been funded by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board to research new methods to provide […] [...]

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