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 most devastating coffee pest, the coffee berry borer, being found in Hawaii; a new fungal disease of citrus plants in the Philippines; and insects causing damage to amaranth crops in Mexico.
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- New record for the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei, in Hawaii.
Burbano, E.; Wright, M.; Bright, D. E.; Vega, F. E. (2011) Journal of Insect Science 11: 117.
- First report of walnut canker caused by Fusarium incarnatum from India.
Singh, B.; Kalha, C. S.; Razdan, V. K.; Verma, V. S. (2011) Plant Disease 95 (12): 1587.
- Insect occurrence and losses due to phytophagous species in the amaranth Amaranthus hypocondriacus L. crop in Puebla, Mexico.
Aragón García, A.; Damián Huato, M. Á.; Huerta Lara, M.; Sáenz-de-Cabezón, F. J.; Pérez-Moreno, I.; Marco-Mancebón, V.; López-Olguín, J. F. (2011) African Journal of Agricultural Research 6 (27): 5924-5929.
- First report of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici races with virulence to wheat stem rust resistance genes Sr31 and Sr24 in Eritrea.
Wolday, A.; Fetch, T.; Hodson, D. P.; Cao, W.; Briere, S. (2011) Plant Disease 95 (12): 1591.
- First report of Tomato chlorosis virus infecting tomato in Sudan.
Fiallo-Olivé, E.; Hamed, A. A.; Moriones, E.; Navas-Castillo, J. (2011) Plant Disease 95 (12): 1592.
- First register of occurrence of Frankliniella schultzei (Trybom, 1910) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) in the state of Piauí, Brazil.
Fontes, L. S.; Pinent, S. M. J.; Lima, É. F. B.; Sucupira, I. G. (2011) Brazilian Journal of Biology 71 (4): 1023-1024.
- South American spider mites: new hosts and localities.
Mendonça, R. S.; Navia, D.; Diniz, I. R.; Flechtmann, C. H. W. (2011) Journal of Insect Science 11: Article 121.
- Survey of leafhopper species in almond orchards infected with almond witches’-broom phytoplasma in Lebanon.
Dakhil, H. A.; Hammad, E. A. F.; El-Mohtar, C.; Abou-Jawdah, Y. (2011) Journal of Insect Science 11: Article 60.
- First report of twig blight disease of citrus caused by Haematonectria haematococca in the Philippines.
Yago, J. I.; Chung, K. R. (2011) Plant Disease 95 (12): 1590-1591.
- Two genetically related begomoviruses causing tomato leaf curl disease in Togo and Nigeria differ in virulence and host range but do not require a betasatellite for induction of disease symptoms.
Kon, T.; Gilbertson, R. L. (2012) Archives of Virology 157 (1): 107-120.
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