Plant Health Rallies benefit farmers in Uganda

Ugandan farmer
CABI has conducted a study into Plant Health Rallies in Uganda and the positive impact they have on farmers’ plant health management knowledge, attitudes and practices. The study looks at what factors enhance or hinder farmer attendance at rallies, as well as how advice received is applied.
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Webinar discusses sustainable management of fall armyworm

Webinar to discuss fall armyworm
A webinar was hosted by the Department of Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare, Jammu and CABI to promote the sustainable management of Fall armyworm (spodoptera frugiperda). The informative webinar explored how this invasive pest can be monitored and managed in the maize growing regions of Jammu, Northern India.
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How Nutrient Management Digital Tools are Helping to Combat Climate Change

Fertilizers, whether organic or mineral provide essential macro and micronutrients to crops which results in more productive growth and yields. While proper fertilization is crucial for productivity, there are also negative impacts to the misuse of such products, notably the excessive application of fertilizers on farm plots which can result in the leaching of nutrients…
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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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Plant clinics: Gender impacts in Zambia

Plant clinic in Zambia
Women are key to the future of agriculture and ending world hunger. Currently, female farmers make up 43% of the global agricultural workforce and play an important role in farming production and improving food security. However, the hurdles women face are real. Women often find it harder than men to access agricultural information, finance and…
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New ePlant clinics to help the most remote farmers in Northern India

Dignitaries at ePlant Clinic launch
Plantwise ePlant clinics have opened in a further five districts of Jammu province in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. With its mountainous landscape, these districts are often inaccessible to public service providers. To make information available to farmers, the Department of Agriculture, Jammu (DAJ) in collaboration with CABI, has established a network of…
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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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