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 a new phytoplasma infecting soybean in Costa Rica, a parasitic nematode causing damage to several plant species in Brazil, and the Mediterranean fruit fly spreading and widening its host preference in Montenegro.
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- The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata Wiedem. – spreading on new locations in Montenegro and detection on new host plant.
Radonjic´, S.; Hrnčic´, S. (2011) Biljni Lekar (Plant Doctor) 39 (5): 511-517.
- First report of soil-borne wheat mosaic virus on wheat in Hokkaido.
Horita, H.; Sasaki, J. (2011) Annual Report of the Society of Plant Protection of North Japan 62: 43-46.
- First report of Tecia solanivora (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) attacking the potato Solanum tuberosum in Mexico.
Cruz Roblero, E. N.; Castillo Vera, A.; Malo, E. A. (2011) Florida Entomologist 94 (4): 1055-1056.
- Phytophthora blight of southern star (Oxypetalum caeruleum) caused by Phytophthora palmivora in Japan.
Gappa-Adachi, R.; Yano, K.; Takeuchi, S.; Morita, Y.; Uematsu, S. (2012) Journal of General Plant Pathology 78 (1): 39-42.
- New registers of phytophagous insects associated with canelo in La Araucania.
Brebi M., P.; Aguilera, A.; Ojeda, N.; Rebolledo, R. (2011) IDESIA 29 (2): 99-104.
- First report of the coffee bean weevil Araecerus fasciculatus (De Geer) (Coleoptera: Anthribidae) as pest of papaya in the Philippines.
Caasi-Lit, M. T.; Lit, I. L., Jr. (2011) Philippine Agricultural Scientist 94 (4): 415-420.
- Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on Leucaena leucocephala (Fabaceae): a new host record from India and a comparative study with a population from cotton.
Thomas, A.; Rahul Chaubey; Naveen, N. C.; Anand Kar; Ramamurthy, V. V. (2011) International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 31 (4): 235-241.
- Occurrence of Meloidogyne enterolobii in the municipality of Uberlândia, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Almeida, E. J.; Santos, J. M. (2011) Bioscience Journal 27 (6): 877-878.
- Management of alien invasive insect pest species and diseases of fruits and vegetables: experiences from East Africa.
Nyambo, B.; Sevgan, S.; Chabi-Olaye, A.; Ekesi, S.; Wesonga, J.; Kahane, R. (2011) Acta Horticulturae 911: 215-222.
- ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma costaricanum’ a novel phytoplasma associated with an emerging disease in soybean (Glycine max).
Lee, I. M.; Bottner-Parker, K. D.; Zhao, Y.; Villalobos, W.; Moreira, L. (2011) International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 61 (12): 2822-2826.
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