Update: New Pest & Disease Records (30 May 12)

The buff coconut mealybug damages palms by sucking their sap; its range is expanding in the Philippines © Sam Fraser-Smith (CC BY 2.0 license)

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 bacterial pathogen of soyabean, the spread of the buff coconut mealybug to new locations and new host plants in the Philippines, and two new parasitic nematode species found in India.

Click on the links to view the abstracts:

To view all search results for new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases, click here (>31,000 results)

If there’s another new record you’d like to highlight, please post a comment.

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