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Industry support boosts Idaho spore sampling network
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Industry support boosts Idaho spore sampling network
The agricultural industry has contributed about $112,000 toward a program intended to give growers early warning when harmful spores arrive in the state.

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Iowa farmers say budget cuts would be devastating
Iowa farmers Monday asked Republican lawmakers to reconsider plans to eliminate an agriculture research center they say is vital to the state's largest industry
Study: More beetles can carry disease killing avocado trees
Three more beetles have been found to carry the tree-killing disease laurel wilt.
South Carolina corn set to join national registry
South Carolina corn set to join national registry
Entomological group honors Oregon State bee researcher
Entomological group honors Oregon State bee researcher
Ramesh Sagili won an award for his work on insect physiology, biochemistry and toxicology.
Genetically engineered citrus virus could be answer for fighting HLB
Genetically engineered citrus virus could be answer for fighting HLB
The USDA is considering issuing permits for a Florida firm to widen its field trials of a genetically modified virus containing defensin proteins from spinach as a tool to make trees resistant to huanglongbing.
Wheat industry seeks federal funding for falling number research
Wheat industry seeks federal funding for falling number research
Pacific Northwest wheat farmers are asking for $1 million to study the accuracy of the falling number test and $2 million to study crop quality loss.
Wet spring delivers benefits, challenges to growers
Wet spring delivers benefits, challenges to growers
Idaho growers should benefit from good crop development in wet soils, but they should also be wary of increased disease pressure and other moisture-related challenges, an expert says.
Growers struggling to make use of ‘overwhelming’ data, experts say
Growers struggling to make use of ‘overwhelming’ data, experts say
Advances in drone and sensor technology have created a wealth of data for growers, but putting it all together and making it easy to use has been a challenge.
Potato Consortium awards $1.5 million in grants
Potato Consortium awards $1.5 million in grants
The potato commissions of Idaho, Washington and Oregon have awarded $1.5 million in research grants to 37 projects through their Northwest Potato Research Consortium.

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