Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including imminent risk from Desert Locust swarms in Niger and Mali, the Asian psyllid being found on three fruit trees in California sparking worries on citrus greening disease in the area, and the Sigatoka banana disease that is threatening banana production in Ecuador.
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- Niger, Mali on alert to desert Locust Risk
FAO, 5 June, 2012
- US: Asian psyllids found in California
Fresh Plaza.com 4 June, 2012
- Maize diversity discoveries may help ease world’s hunger pangs
EurekAlert!-Agriculture, 3 June, 2012
- Ecuador: Sigatoka puts banana producers at risk
Fresh Plaza.com 31 May, 2012
- Breeders making strides in beet resistance
Farmers Weekly, 29 May 2012
- NZ govt claims fruit fly prevention success
Fresh Fruit Portal, 28 May 2012
- Pathenium hysterophorus weed noxious alien plant species invades Arusha
The Arusha Times, 26 May 2012
- SA starts fruit fly winter offensive releasing male sterile insects
Fresh fruit portal, 25 May, 2012
- GM Crops in the Philippines Impress Pakistani Farmers
Crop Biotech Update, 25 May, 2012
- India: Mysterious ‘cracking disease’ affects mangoes
Fresh Plaza, 25 May 2012
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