International Day of Plant Health helps highlight CABI’s work to fight devastating crop pests

International Day of Plant Health – recently established by the United Nations and welcomed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – is a timely reminder of the devastating impact of crop pests, writes Dr Ulli Kuhlmann, PlantwisePlus Programme Executive and Executive Director, Global Operations at CABI.
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (5 May 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 record of wheat stem rust in Ireland in decades and the first report of invasive thrips infesting chilli in Karnataka, India.
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (7 April 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 records of Dryomyia lichtensteinii and Pristiphora depressa, both new to Britain, and new records of several powdery mildews from Taiwan.
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Biological pest control – what is it?

Ladybird biological control
This article was originally published on the CABI BioProtection Portal blog. Visit the original blog post here. Biological control (or ‘biocontrol’) is the use of living organisms and naturally sourced (or nature-identical) compounds to control pest and disease populations. The IBMA (International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association) defines biocontrol products as:
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (7 March 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 five new records of eriophyid mites from herbaceous plants and fruit trees in Turkey and the description of two new species of Monoceromyia in India.
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Women in Science: CABI scientist Sathis Sri Thanarajoo

Sathis Sri Thanarajoo
Women can, and should, play an equal role in the future of agriculture. However, they are often overlooked, particularly in agriculture and science.   Gender and youth is one of CABI’s key themes. Constituting to Sustainable Development Goal 5, CABI’s goal is to create opportunities for women and young people in agriculture.   To mark ‘International Day…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (7 February 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 Spotted-wing drosophila associated with Actinidia kolomikta and the first report of anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum fructicola on Brassica parachinensis in China.
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Inspiring Women in Science: An interview with Malvika Chaudhary

Women in science, Malvika Chaudhary
Science needs women and girls, but they continue to be overlooked. International Day of Women and Girls in Science aims to inspire women and girls to have greater representation in the field of science.   CABI is proud of the invaluable contribution its own female scientists have made in applying scientific expertise to solve problems in…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (5 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 Xanthomonas citri Subsp. Citri causing Citrus canker on a range of citrus fruit in Pakistan and the first record of blueberry gall midge Dasineura oxycoccana in…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (6 December 2021)

smut pathogen on teff
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 the smut pathogen on teff in Ethiopia and the first report of Diaporthe fusicola causing leaf blotch of Osmanthus fragrans in China.
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