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  • Aphanomyces euteiches and its control in pulse crops

    Aphanomyces euteiches is a water mold (oomycete) that causes Aphanomyces root rot, also known as common root rot, in various pulse crops such as peas, lentils, chickpeas, and other legumes. It is a significant pathogen that can lead to substantial yield losses and reduced crop quality. Here are some methods for controlling Aphanomyces euteiches in […]

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  • Sclerotinia and calcium

    Calcium plays a significant role in managing and preventing Sclerotinia, a fungal pathogen that causes various diseases, including Sclerotinia stem rot. While calcium itself does not directly act as a fungicide, it plays a vital role in strengthening plant cell walls, improving plant health, and reducing susceptibility to Sclerotinia infections. Here’s how calcium is related […]

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  • Sclerotinia Root and Stem Rot

    Sclerotinia root and stem rot, caused by the fungus Sclerotinia spp., is a destructive fungal disease affecting a wide range of plants, including various crops and ornamental plants. The disease primarily attacks the roots and stems of plants, leading to reduced growth, wilting, and, in severe cases, plant death. Managing Sclerotinia root and stem rot […]

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  • Fusarium Head Blight in cereals and its control

    Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), also known as scab, is a destructive fungal disease that affects cereal crops, including wheat, barley, oats, and rye. The disease primarily affects the heads (spikes) of these plants, leading to reduced yield, poor grain quality, and the production of mycotoxins harmful to humans and livestock. Effective management of Fusarium Head […]

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  • Clubroot in Canola and effect of calcium on disease control

    Clubroot is a severe soil-borne disease caused by the pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae. It primarily affects plants in the Brassicaceae family, including canola (rapeseed), cabbage, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables. The disease leads to the formation of galls or “clubs” on the roots, hindering water and nutrient uptake and causing stunted growth and yield reduction. While […]

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  • The use of Kelp as a biostimulant

    Kelp, also known as seaweed, is a natural product derived from marine algae and is gaining popularity in agriculture as a biostimulant. Kelp-based biostimulants contain various bioactive compounds, including plant growth regulators, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and carbohydrates. When applied to plants and soils, kelp-based biostimulants have been reported to enhance plant growth, improve stress […]

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  • Role of boron and pollen development and germination

    Boron (B) is an essential micronutrient for plants, and it plays a crucial role in various aspects of plant growth and development, including pollen development and germination. Here’s an overview of the role of boron in pollen development and germination: 1. Pollen Development: 2. Pollen Germination: 3. Fertilization and Seed Formation: 4. Enzyme Activation and […]

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  • Boron: a century old discovered essential nutrient

    The discovery of boron as an essential plant nutrient is a fascinating journey that began in the early 20th century. Here’s a historical overview of how boron’s significance as a plant nutrient was uncovered: 1. Early Observations and Plant Growth Studies: 2. Frank De Haan’s Research (1923): 3. Adolf Mehner’s Studies (1923): 4. Discovery and […]

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  • The use of Bacillus microorganisms in Agriculture

    Bacillus microorganisms, specifically certain strains of the genus Bacillus, are widely used in agriculture due to their beneficial effects on plants, soil, and pest management. These microorganisms offer a range of advantages and applications in sustainable and eco-friendly agricultural practices. Here are some key uses of Bacillus microorganisms in agriculture: 1. Biofertilizers: 2. Plant Growth […]

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  • Beneficial microorganisms and their use in agriculture

    Beneficial microorganisms, often referred to as plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPM), play a crucial role in enhancing plant growth, nutrient availability, and overall soil health. These microorganisms can form symbiotic relationships with plants or directly influence soil conditions, leading to improved crop productivity and sustainability in agriculture. Here are various types of beneficial microorganisms and their […]

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