In the search for new bioresources in increasingly remote and rural regions, researchers will use the traditional knowledge of local communities to support their search for new, untapped plants, animals or chemical compounds. The ethical (and sometimes political) issues surrounding this come when this knowledge is used without permission, and exploits the local community’s assistance and culture for commercial gain. This is called biopiracy.
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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 a report on a new pest on Althea in Turkey, a new species of longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) in Albania and the first report of Angarus as an egg parasitoid of the banana lacewing bug (Stephanitis typica).
- Pest status of Dactylopius opuntiae(Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) and new records of scale insects from northern Turkish Republic of Cyprus. Ülgentürk, S.; Hocaalİ, S. Ș. (2019) Munis Entomology & Zoology 14 (1) 294-300.
- The “ADASI” lace bug Urentius euonymusDistant, 1909 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae) a new pest on Althea (Malvaceae) in southeastern Anatolian region of Turkey. Bolu, H.; Çelİk, H.; Kuștoğan, N. (2019) Munis Entomology & Zoology 14 (1) 265-269.
- Biodiversity and zoogeography of Cicadomorpha (excl. Deltocephalinae) species from southwestern Turkey (Insecta: Hemiptera). Demİr, E. (2019) Munis Entomology & Zoology 14 (1) 236-243.
- Contributions to Coreoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) fauna of Western Black Sea Region. Fent, M.; Dursun, A. (2019) Munis Entomology & Zoology 14 (1) 217-223.
- Ectoparasitoid Braconinae species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of plant pest (Coleoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera) determined from Bİngöl, Bİtlİs, Muș and Van provinces of Turkey. Beyarslan, A.; Șahİn, F. (2019) Munis Entomology & Zoology 14 (1) 136-147.
- Vadonia albanica nov. – description of a new species from Albania (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Vartanis, J. (2019) Munis Entomology & Zoology 14 (1) 104-107.
- Natural enemies of banana lacewing bug, Stephanitis typica(Distant) in India, including first report of Anagrus (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) as its egg parasitoid. Poorani, J.; Padmanaban, B.; Thanigairaj, R. (2019) Munis Entomology & Zoology 14 (1) 83-87.
- New or interesting records of longhorn beetles fauna of Pakistan (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Rapuzzi, P.; Kuleshov, D. A.; Fazal, T. M.; Ahmed, Z.; Hussain, A. (2019) Munis Entomology & Zoology 14 (1) 62-79.
- Pest species of Aphidomorpha and Coccomorpha (Hemiptera) on conifers urban areas of Ankara, Turkey. Ülgentürk, S.; Özdemİr, I.; Muștu, M.; Dostbİl, Ö.; Erbaș, C. (2019) Munis Entomology & Zoology 14 (1) 51-61.
- A new species of GastrancistrusWestwood (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) reared from apricot flower midge,Contarina pruniflorum Coutin & Rambier (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Malatya province, Turkey. Doğanlar, M.; Yİğİt, T. (2019) Munis Entomology & Zoology 14 (1) 24-27.
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CABI and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have signed a four-year agreement worth AUD $2.1 million to guide future collaboration that will fight a range of crop pests and disease which threaten global food security.
The successes of smallholder farmers in Nepal, Uganda and Kenya – thanks to help from CABI – have become the focus of the Plantwise Impact Story Competition won by three extension workers who helped them combat crop pests and diseases.
Debraj Adhikari, a Senior Plant Protection Officer from Nepal, plant doctor Mubunga Joshua from Uganda and John Mutisya Kimeu also a plant doctor, from Kenya have all been awarded a tablet computer for their accounts of farmers who have reaped increases in yield as a result of intervention from Plantwise plant clinics.
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 grapevine yellow speckle viroid-2 infecting grapevines, the first report of hop stunt viroid infecting strawberries in China and the first report of bean yellow mosaic virus infecting Tropaeolum maius in Hawaii. Continue reading