News tagged with rice crops

Catching rice-invading snails in the act

Commonly available eco-friendly plants and materials can be used to trap rice-crop-invading snails in place of chemicals, according to new research in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science.

dateMay 23, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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New resource for managing the Mexican rice borer

A moth caterpillar called the Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini) has taken a heavy toll on sugar cane and rice crops in Texas, and has moved into Louisiana, Florida, and other Gulf Coast states. Now a new article in the ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Ecology
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Unknown rice parasite threatens harvests in Africa

Few agronomists are familiar with Rhamphicarpa fistulosa, a fragile weed with white flowers, from the broomrape family. Yet this root parasite is increasingly affecting rice cultivation in Africa. This has become clear from ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Ecology
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Researchers aim to disarm a 'cereal killer'

A fungus that kills an estimated 30 percent of the world's rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and the University of California at Davis.

dateMay 28, 2014 in Biotechnology
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