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Invasive Golden apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) eggs on freshwater aquatic plant (© Dr. Raju Kasambe)

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 the golden apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) in Iraq, the first report of Ceratocephalus falcatus smut caused by Urocystis eranthidis and a new species of thrip (Genus: Odontothrips) in China.
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. Abdulkadir Ali Samatar on 6th January 2018 at 5:09 am

    how could we reduce Tomato Patute absolute it is a big problem in this part of the world

  2. Will Holland on 17th January 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you for your comment. If you would like to look further into how to tackle crop pests and diseases please search the Plantwise Knowledge Bank (see link below):

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