NEWS

Honey Bee Pathogen Multiplex Panel

The Honey Bee Pathogen Panel is currently offered to consumers on a fee for service basis.  This test panel was developed by NAGC as a tool used to screen for the health of honey bees. NAGC’s pathogen panel is specific for the following 11 viral and bacterial...

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Xanthomomas

The NAGC collaborated with the USDA and university labs to identify Xanthomonas in corn and in cotton. As the top corn producing country, there is a strong need to provide US farmers with reliable and early disease detection for a variety of pathogens, particularly...

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Goss’s Wilt

The Goss’s Wilt assay is currently under development is for the specific detection of the bacterial pathogen that causes Goss’s wilt and blight of corn. Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis (Cmn), the causal organism of Goss’s wilt, can infect a corn crop in...

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Fusarium

Corn has become an increasingly important crop within the state of North Dakota, where it is currently grown in every county; though the productivity and risk of production varies considerably from region to region (Ransom, 2004). Stalk and ear rot diseases of corn...

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Phytophthora

Phytophthora root and stem rot (PRSR), caused by the soil-borne fungus Phytophthora sojae is a common disease found throughout the United States. PRSR has been ranked as a leading destructive soybean disease reportedly causing an annual loss of over 44 million bu from...

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Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a naturally occurring transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) affecting members of the cervid species, including white-tailed and mule deer, wapiti, and moose. As with other TSEs, including scrapie of sheep, transmissible mink...

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Aphid Resistance in Soybeans

In 2008, the economic loss for the soybean industry due to the presence of aphids was estimated to be approximately 4 billion U.S. dollars annually (Kim et al, 2008).  Aphid infestation can decrease soybean yield as high as 50% (Wang et al., 1994; Ragsdale et al.,...

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