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Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum nymphaeae has been identified on peppers in Malaysia © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2009

Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum nymphaeae has been identified on peppers in Malaysia © Queen’s Printer for Ontario, 2009


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 first report of powdery mildew (Erysiphe quercicola) on rubber trees in Viet Nam, the occurrence of anthracnose fruit rot (Colletotrichum nymphaeae) on pepper in Malaysia and the characterization of a novel polerovirus infecting maize in China.

Click on the links to view the abstracts:

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

1 Comment

  1. Jay on 12th July 2016 at 7:27 am

    Powdery mildew has just arrived in Hawaii about 3 -4 years ago. Before that it was basically unheard of. It will grow on cabbages, squashes, and even certain trees. Once established, it’s nearly impossible to get your area back to 100% mildew free. I’m still waiting for the cure all, as many products just fight it back, instead of eliminating it fully.

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