Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Japanese Barberry: Canadian Grower Industry Declines to Pursue Addition of New Cultivars.

Japanese Barberry: Canadian grower industry declines to pursue addition of new cultivars at this time.

"Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) was once again make aware by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of the threat posed by a new and virulent strain of wheat rust known as Ug-99 (the name relates to Uganda as the country of origin and first discovered in1999)  Although Ug-99 was previously considered to be a factor in the decision to not pursue the registration of additional barberry cultivars, more recent scientific studies continue to reinforce the threat of Ug-99 to the billion-dollar Canadian wheat industry". (CNLA Newsbrief  January-February 2011)

Complete article at:  CNLA -

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