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Stories Tagged "fungus"

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Diseases a danger to Greene County tobacco, tomato farmers

posted on July 10, 2015 at 11:52 AM

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blue mold, a proven destroyer of commercial tobacco, has been found in Greene County for the second time this year. Full Story

Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 PM

On subtropical farmland in South Florida, researchers are doing battle with the deadly fungus, laurel wilt, which is spread by a tiny beetle and has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop. The hashtag they have adopted for their mission:... Full Story

Wet Spring Raises Soybean Sudden Death Risk

posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Soil-borne fungus known as sudden death syndrome thrives in excessively wet years. Full Story

Deadly Bat Fungus in Missouri, Farthest West Yet

posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A disease that has killed millions of bats across multiple states and Canada has been found in Missouri, marking its advent west of the Mississippi River and spelling possible trouble for agriculture in the region,... Full Story

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