A portion of the standing paddy crop in Bhaktapur has been destroyed by “neck blast” and “bacterial leaf blight” diseases.

Fusarium wilt of banana is one of the most destructive diseases in the world. This disease has caused heavy losses in major banana production areas. Except for molecular breeding methods based on plant defense mechanisms, effective methods to control the disease are still lacking. Dynamic changes in defense mechanisms between susceptible, moderately resistant, and highly resistant banana and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 (Foc4) at the protein level remain unknown.

Srinagar, August 28: In what has signalled a red alert for Kashmir’s apple growers this year, scientists at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Kashmir (SKAUST-K), have corrobora

The papaya mealy bug, a native of Central America, is threatening to wreak havoc in papaya cultivation in many areas of Bangladesh and causing huge economic losses to farmers.

The Haryana Government bought tebucanazol from a multi-national company at 34-38 per cent more cost than the prevailing market rates at the time the deal was inked to buy the fungicide for the trea

A Bill to provide for establishment of an Authority for prevention, control, eradication and management of pests and diseases of plants and animals and unwanted organisms for ensuring agricultural biosecurity and to meet international

A mysterious vegetable disease has hit the bumper tomato crop at Lagor village under the Ganhi-Lagor panchayat in the Nurpur block known for producing hybrid tomato for years.

The first three cases of ash dieback in 2013 have been found in Wales, the Forestry Commission has confirmed.

Global environmental changes (GEC) such as climate change (CC) and climate variability have serious impacts in the tropics, particularly in Africa. These are compounded by changes in land use/land cover, which in turn are driven mainly by economic and population growth, and urbanization. These factors create a feedback loop, which affects ecosystems and particularly ecosystem services, for example plant-insect interactions, and by consequence agricultural productivity. We studied effects of GEC at a local level, using a traditional coffee production area in greater Nairobi, Kenya.

Policy measures regarding adaptation to climate change include efforts to adjust socio-economic and ecologic systems. Colombia has undertaken various measures in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation since becoming a party of the Kyoto protocol in 2001 and a party of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1995. The first national communication to the UNFCCC stated how Colombian agriculture will be severely impacted under different emission scenarios and time frames.