Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including some homegrown news of Plantwise data used to study the global spread of crop pests, cassava brown streak disease wreaking havoc in Rwanda, and fireblight hitting Canadian apple orchards hard.
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New study charts the global invasion of crop pests
EurekAlert, 27th August 2014
India: Arabi crop in Dharampur infested with Blight disease
Hindustan Times, 31st August 2014
Western Europe: Drosophila suzukii red alert
FloraCulture International, 5th September 2014
Canada: Apple fire blight hits 90% of Nova Scotia orchards
CBC News, 3rd September 2014
Drought Leaves up to 2.8 Million Hungry in Central America
Scientific America, 4th September 2014
- Australia: Citrus growers warned of gall wasp threat in Sunraysia crops
Fresh Plaza, 3rd September 2014
Argentina: Se unen en la lucha contra el HLB [Unite in the fight against HLB]
ElEntreRios.com, 30th August 2014
Sesame catching on in southeast U.S.
The Frederick News-Post, 31st August 2014
Bangladesh: Drastic fall in production of kagozi lebu in Jhalakathi
The Daily Star, 22nd August 2014
- Rwanda: Cassava farmers wary as viral disease ravages crops
The New Times, 3rd September 2014
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