CABI facilitates Pest Risk Assessment writeshop in Nepal

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Last month, CABI delivered technical support in a two-day pest risk assessment writeshop for plant quarantine officers in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre (PQPMC) which serves as National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Nepal organized the writeshop.
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (12 January 2022)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this month include the first report of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on Atractylodes lancea in China and the first report of carrot torrado virus 1 (CaTV1) naturally infecting carrots in Spain.
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East Africa’s bean industry adapts to climate change

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Climate change is likely to have a severe impact on East Africa’s bean industry. Beans are a vital crop, with over 200 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa depending on them as their most important pulse.
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PlantwisePlus most read blogs of 2022

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As 2022 draws to a close, we have crunched the numbers to present the most-read articles on the PlantwisePlus Blog this year. Plus a few firm favourites. Articles on the PlantwisePlus tools and plant doctor training across the globe were some of the most read during 2022, as were those covering the work Plantwise continues…
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A more sustainable way for food production

As the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) is now underway in Montreal, Canada, until 19 December, we take a look at how the CABI BioProtection Portal can contribute towards a more biodiversity-friendly way to produce food and feed our growing planet.
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (05 December 2022)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this month include information about a new virus disease of sunflower from Nebraska and the isolation and identification of the top blight pathogen of Passiflora edulis.
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Jamaica’s plant doctors shine in Plantwise programme awards

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Three plant doctors in Jamaica – operating as part of the CABI-led Plantwise programme which helps farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases – have been honoured with awards established by the island’s government.
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PlantwisePlus Knowledge Bank joins the CABI Digital Library

The PlantwisePlus Knowledge Bank has joined the CABI Digital Library platform. Developed by subject experts in partnership with international collaborators, the CABI  Digital Library (CDL) makes it easier for practitioners, students and researchers to find in-depth scientific information in their area of interest.
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (07 November 2022)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this month include the first report of Tobacco mosaic virus infecting papaya in China and the first report of fruit rot of sweet pepper caused by Cladosporium cladosporioides in Israel.
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Study proposes measures to strengthen Burundi’s plant health system

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A CABI-led study has proposed seven key steps which should be taken to strengthen Burundi’s plant health system (PHS) and in doing so help improve the country’s food security and ability to tap into valuable export markets.
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