Update: New Pest & Disease Records (19 Aug 15)

finger millet, an underutilised crop which produces essential amino acids, has been found to be a host of Lethal Necrosis disease © Bioversity International\ Y. Wachira

Finger millet which contains methionine, an essential amino acid that millions of people lack, has been found to be a host of Lethal Necrosis Disease © Bioversity International\ Y. Wachira

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of Beet western yellow virus on pepper in China, the first report of Botrytis cinerea causing blossom blight on Japanese plums in Chile and the first report of lethal necrosis disease associated with co-infection of finger millet with Maize chlorotic mottle virus and Sugarcane mosaic virus in Kenya.

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (05 Aug 15)

Cocoa pods at various stages of frosty pod infection © CABI

Cocoa pods at various stages of frosty pod infection ©CABI

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of frosty pod rot on cacao in Bolivia, the first report of Sclerotinia rot caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on lentil in Bangladesh and the first reports of Lettuce big-vein associated virus and Mirafiori lettuce big-vein virus infecting lettuce in Saudi Arabia.

 

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (22 Jul 15)

Fungi associated with black mould have been identified on baobab, a tree which yields nutritious fruit © Ton Rulkens

Fungi associated with black mould have been identified on baobab, a tree which yields nutritious fruit © Ton Rulkens

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include new distribution and host records for white coconut scale (Parlagena bennetti), fungi associated with black mould on baobab trees in southern Africa and two new Uropodina mites from a pine plantation in Kenya.

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (08 Jul 15)

Symptoms of "crinkling" caused by RSNV in rice (A) Yellow stripes on leaves  (B) Crinkling (G.Prado, Rice Pathology Laboratory, CIAT, Cali, Colombia).

Symptoms of “crinkling” caused by RSNV in rice (A) Yellow stripes on leaves (B) Crinkling (G.Prado, Rice Pathology Laboratory, CIAT, Cali, Colombia).

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of Rice stripe necrosis virus infecting rice in Benin, the occurrence of Tomato zonate spot virus on potato in China and the first report of Cassava common mosaic virus and cassava frogskin-associated virus infecting cassava in Argentina.

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (24 Jun 15)

Phytophthora species cause significant damage to natural and agricultural systems © Scot Nelson, via Flickr

Phytophthora spp. cause significant damage to natural and agricultural systems © Scot Nelson, via Flickr

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of the tomato russet mite in northern Chile, Cytospora species associated with walnut canker disease in China, and globalisation, the founder effect, hybrid Phytophthora species and rapid evolution causing headaches for biosecurity.  Read more of this post

Update: New Pest & Disease Records (10 Jun 15)

Panama wilt has been isolated from Dwarf Cavendish bananas in Pakistan © David Jones

Panama wilt has been isolated from Dwarf Cavendish bananas in Pakistan © D. Jones

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of Panama wilt disease of banana caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense in Pakistan, the first report of dieback of olive trees caused by Neofusicoccum australe in Tunisia and the first report of Pestalotiopsis menezesiana causing leaf blight of coconut in Hainan, China. 

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (27 May 15)

Mycodiplosis larvae could be used as biocontrol for rust fungi © Malcolm Storey 2012, bioimages.org.uk

Mycodiplosis larvae could be used as biocontrol for rust fungi © Malcolm Storey 2012, bioimages.org.uk

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of rosemary leaf spot caused by Nigrospora oryzae in Iran, one new species and six new records of Thripinae from bamboo in Malaysia and a new record of Mycodiplosis sp. as a potential biocontrol agent of Phakospora ampelopsidis.

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