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Plum pox virus (PPV) causes a dramatic decrease in fruit yield and quality (© Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org)


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 plum pox virus (PPV) in Japan, the first report of white blister rust disease caused by Albugo occidentalis on spinach in Turkey and the first report of orange rust on sugarcane caused by Puccinia kuehnii in Guyana.

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