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Bud midge damage on tomato (a-c), pepper (d) and Tahiti lime (e). Photo: Hernandez et al. CC BY

Bud midge damage on tomato(a-c), pepper(d) and Tahiti lime(e). Photo: Hernandez et al. CC BY

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 isolation and molecular characterization of the fire blight pathogen, Erwinia amylovora, isolated from apple and pear orchards in Egypt, the characterisation and diagnosis of frangipani mosaic virus from India and the damage characteristics, potential distribution and new crop host of the bud midge Prodiplosis longifila in Colombia.

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 or to view results by your location click here.

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


  1. on 9th April 2016 at 6:25 AM

    This site has lots of great information. Aphids infested my vegetable garden. I came through many articles that the best way to get rid of them is by attracting the beneficial insect ladybug. So I grew marigolds in my garden to attract them. Must say after these ladybugs visited my garden I haven’t had aphid problem since then.

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