Biotechnology aiding the fight against cowpea pest damage in Africa

Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), a staple crop in West Africa, is consumed by more than 200 million people a day and is an important source of income for farming communities. Nigeria is the largest producer of cowpea, yet still imports roughly 500,000 tonnes of the crop per year due to the domestic consumption demand. This need…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (7 July 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 a new species of bark beetle in Taiwan and the first record of fungi isolated from Thrips tabaci on garlic in the Philippines.
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (7 June 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 Dichotomophthora portulacae in Iraq and the first report of Grapevine Pinot gris virus infecting grapevine in Algeria.
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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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Gene editing of pigs worries consumers more than gene editing of tomatoes

Gene editing in pigs
A large survey of Japanese consumers shows that they have more negative opinions about the use of new gene-editing techniques on livestock than they do about the same techniques being used on plants. However, the context of survey questions affects the extent of those feelings. The survey findings were reported in the CABI open-access journal CABI…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (07 April 2021)

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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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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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