By Wei Zhang. Reblogged from Agrilinks.
CABI organized a five-day course on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) in Beijing on 13 to 17 February 2017. The course was delivered by CABI IPM expert Stefan Toepfer, a visiting professor at the Institute of Plant Protection in CAAS, where the joint Chinese Ministry of Agriculture-CABI laboratory is also located.
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 Alternaria leaf blight disease on oil palm in Thailand, caused by Alternaria longipes, the detection of a virus affecting chilli pepper in Chihuahua, Mexico and the association of Papaya leaf curl virus with the leaf curl disease of grain amaranth in India.
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 new hosts (turmeric and black pepper) of root knot nematode in Pakistan, two fungal leaf spot pathogens on Indonesian cinnamon, and a species of phytoplasma not previously found on apple trees in China.
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- First record of damage Leucothrips piercei (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in pepper crops (Capsicum annuum L.) (Solanaceae) in Argentina. / Primer registro del daño de Leucothrips piercei (Morgan) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) en cultivos de pimiento (Capsicum annuum L.) (Solanaceae) en la Argentina.
Zamar, M. I.; Borbón, C. M. de; Aguirre, A.; Miño, V.; Cáceres, S. (2014) Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo 46 (1) 213-219.
- Research progress on alfalfa bacterial diseases.
Zhang ZhenFen; Nan ZhiBiao (2014) Acta Prataculturae Sinica 23 (4) 330-342.
- Illustrated key for identification of the species included in the genus Leptoglossus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini), and descriptions of five new species and new synonyms.
Brailovsky, H. (2014) Zootaxa 3794 (1) 143-178.
- Occurrence of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma ziziphi’ in apple trees in China.
Li, Z. N.; Bai, Y. B.; Liu, P.; Zhang, L.; Wu, Y. F. (2014) Forest Pathology 44 (5) 417-419.
- New species and records of Trypetinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from India.
David, K. J.; Singh, S. K.; Ramani, S. (2014) Zootaxa 3795 (2) 126-134.
- Spice plants as new host record of Meloidogyne incognita in Pakistan.
Zarina, B.; Shaheen, N. (2014) International Journal of Biology and Biotechnology 11 (2/3) 449.
- Rattan cane Calamus travancoricus – a new host plant record for spindle bug of arecanut palm, Mircarvalhoia arecae (Miller & China).
Shameem, K. M.; Prathapan, K. D. (2014) Indian Journal of Entomology 76 (3) 252-253.
- New species and new records of Tetranychidae (Acarina, Prostigmata) from Thailand.
Naing, H. H.; Chandrapatya, A.; Navajas, M.; Auger, P. (2014) Zootaxa 3802 (2) 257-275.
- A new stem nematode associated with peanut pod rot in China: morphological and molecular characterization of Ditylenchus arachis n. sp. (Nematoda: Anguinidae).
Zhang, S. L.; Liu, G. K.; Janssen, T.; Zhang, S. S.; Xiao, S.; Li, S. T.; Couvreur, M.; Bert, W. (2014) Plant Pathology 63 (5) 1193-1206.
- A combination of morphological and molecular analyses to distinguish two fungal pathogens causing leaf spots on Cinnamomum burmannii.
Yuelian, L.; Fengqiu, X. (2014) Forest Pathology 44 (5) 382-386.
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As we move into the New Year and all that 2013 has to offer it seems like a good time to review some of the achievements of 2012 . Here are a few of the Plantwise highlights of 2012!
Since the first Plant clinic in China opened its doors in 2012, Plantwise activities in the country have gone from strength to strength. With help from local partners and the Chinese Institute of Plant Protection (IPP-CAAS), CABI were able to set up 9 plant clinics in China in 2012 and trained 29 plant doctors to run them. These clinics have received a great deal of praise for the services they provide for local farmers, which include diagnostic expertise, information about the pest or disease and tailored treatment advice.
A pilot scheme of Plantwise clinics has started in China. Huanhuan Wan and Caroline Scotter-Mainprize report on the success of the first clinic session in Southwest China.
China’s first Plantwise plant clinic was successfully established in Rongjiang town, Xing’an county, Guangxi province, Southwest China on 19 May 2012. A great number of local farmers arrived with problem crop samples to consult the plant doctors; Han Chuyuan, a vineyard owner, travelled more than 40km with his samples of pest-damaged vines and grapes. Continue reading