Update: New Pest & Disease Records (12 May 2021)

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 new records of long horned beetles (Cerambycidae: Coleoptera) in Pakistan and the identification of Curvularia lunata as new causal pathogen of tomato early blight disease in Egypt.
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Plantwise 10 year sustainability report published by CABI

Chinyunyu Plant Clinic in Rufunsa district, Zambia. Photo: David Ng’ambi for CABI
Over the last ten years, the global Plantwise programme has helped farmers lose less of what they grow to plant health problems. CABI’s newly published report, Sustainability of Plantwise: an assessment after 10 years of the programme, examines the programme’s sustainability and how Plantwise can contribute to lasting change.
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (07 April 2021)

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Plant doctor training under Plantwise piloted in Burundi

Plant doctor trainer in Burundi
Burundi is set to become the 34th country to join the Plantwise programme and the 13th member country in Africa. The CABI-led Plantwise programme has helped millions of smallholder farmers to lose less of what they grow to pests and diseases, increasing food security and improving rural livelihoods. So far, Plantwise has set up a…
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Plantwise plant clinics improve proper use of pesticides and highlight need to wear Personal Protective Equipment

The increasing prevalence of devastating crop pests, such as the Fall armyworm (FAW), has led to a growth in pesticide use among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Crop pests are a major limiting factor of agricultural productivity growth worldwide and in Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, crop losses due to pests are predicted to be 40%…
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Test your plant health knowledge

Chinyunyu Plant Clinic in Rufunsa district, Zambia.
Plantwise plant doctors are at the heart of our plant clinic network providing advice and information to farmers, logging their data for the Plantwise Knowledge Bank, and always adapting to new outbreaks and technologies. Think you’ve got what it takes to be a plant doctor? Take our online plant health quiz and find out!
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (08 January 2021)

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 stem rot on hydrangea caused by Phytophthora hedraiandra in Japan and reports of a new blunervirus infecting tomato crops in Italy and Australia.
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Five ways Horizon Scanning is supporting crop production

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This article was originally published by CHAP As part of its International Pest Horizon Scanning (IPHS) capability, CHAP has funded the distribution of 180 tablet devices to extension workers across five countries: Ghana, Nepal, Peru, Vietnam and Malawi. These extension workers, known as plant doctors, run plant clinics under the CABI-led Plantwise programme. Plant clinics…
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Test your plant health knowledge

Chinyunyu Plant Clinic in Rufunsa district, Zambia.
>> Latest quiz just added Plantwise plant doctors are at the heart of our plant clinic network providing advice and information to farmers, logging their data for the Plantwise Knowledge Bank, and always adapting to new outbreaks and technologies. Think you’ve got what it takes to be a plant doctor? Take our online plant health…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (07 December 2020)

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 Nipaecoccus viridis in the United States and a new study on the status of invasive palm squirrel Funambulus pennantii in Oman.
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