Plant Science Post

Top 3 Worst Crop Villains

January 12, 2017
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Which dastardly disease, weed thief and bug thug topped the popularity chart in 2016? Learn about these villains and how plant science arrests them below.

 

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Dastardly Disease: Rice Blast, The Virulent Villain: Rice blast destroys enough rice to feed 60 million people each year. And it can affect any part of the rice plant. Catch it with crop protection! See More

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Weed Thief: Giant Ragweed, The Towering Troublemaker: Crop protection products help fight losses from weed thieves like giant ragweed, which can cut maize and soybean production in half. Growing up to 15-feet high, this weed is giant indeed. See More

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Bug Thug: Corn Rootworm, The Maize Muncher: Have you seen this pest? It’s wanted for $800 million in damage to U.S. corn! See More

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