Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including further spread of desert locusts in West Africa following the fall of Gaddafi, scientists decoding the genome of Xanthomonas bacteria, and the ban of a neonicotinoid insecticide in France, which has been linked to colony collapse disorder in honeybees.
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- HLB leaves 40,000 people jobless in Mexico
FreshPlaza, 12 June 2012
- Egypt wheat experiment produces dramatic yield boost
SciDevNet, 14 June 2012
- Kenya: NCPD Warns of Low Maize Yields Due to Crop Disease
allAfrica, 13 June 2012
- New Insights on How Plants Fight Diseases
CropBiotech Update, 15 June 2012
- Uganda: Urgent Funding Needed to Stem Devastating Banana Wilt
allAfrica, 12 June 2012
- Soil pathogens emerge in tight OSR rotations
Farmers Weekly, 13 June 2012
- First complete sequencing of pear genome
FreshPlaza, 7 June 2012
- Indian scientist pinpoints pathogens that lead to bacterial canker
FreshFruitPortal.com, 7 June 2012
- France to ban Syngenta pesticide linked to bee decline
Farmers Weekly, 8 June 2012
- Desert Locusts Swarm West Africa Following Gaddafi’s Fall
Environmental News Network, 8 June 2012
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