Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including native ants helping to improve cocoa yields in Indonesia, unseasonal rains affecting crops in India and local mangoes in the Philippines declared free from mango seed weevil.
Click on the link to read more of the latest plant health news!
- Pest ants help to improve Indonesian cocoa yields
International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences, 27th January 2015
- Africa: Despite Contamination Concerns, Food Safety Push Must Embrace ‘Wet Markets’ as Key to Food Security
AllAfrica News: Food and Agriculture, 27th January 2015
- India: Untimely rains to hit onion production
Fresh Plaza, 26th January 2015
- Uganda: New project to reduce postharvest losses
Fresh Plaza, 20th January 2015
- Rwanda: FAO Expert Roots for Small Farmers, Agro””dealers
AllAfrica News: Food and Agriculture, 20th January 2015
- Listeria outbreak prompts apple recall
Americafruit, 20th January 2015
- Global wheat yields threatened by warming with serious consequences
Environmental News Network, 19th January 2015
- Kenya: Potato Farming Loses Sh19 Billion to Bad Practices
AllAfrica News: Food and Agriculture, 19th January 2015
- Philippines: Local mangoes declared pest-free
Fresh Plaza, 19th January 2015
- New hope for fighting major fungal disease in durum wheat
EurekAlert – Agriculture, 18th January 2015
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DEAR CLAIRE CURRY
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ANSWER.
WHAT I NEED FOR THE MOMENT IS TO GET SOME SEEDS OF THE PLANT CALLED INDIGOFERA HIRSUTA L.
I WANT TO PLANT IT IN MY COUNTRY THE REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO.
I WILL BE VERY HAPPY TO GET INFORMATION FROM YOU
Dear Paluku Jean-Pierre,
Thanks for your query. I suggest in the first instance that you contact an agent from the SENASEM (Service National de Semences) department in your area who will be able to assist you further.
Please ensure that seeds are purchased from a reputable source to reduce the risk of disease in the plants.