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Entomophthoroid fungi, like that found in Argentina, can infect and kill aphids (Credit: Sergio sanchez)

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 identification of Dickeya zeae as a causal agent of bacterial soft rot in banana in China, the natural occurrence of entomophthoroid fungi of aphid pests on alfalfa in Argentina and the identification of insect vectors of Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) in Benin.

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

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


  1. Sondra on 14th June 2014 at 10:52 AM

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