Hemp: a new crop challenged by old pathogens

Hemp plant with leaf upward curl and severe stunting
One morning, my office phone rang. I picked up the phone and had a brief conversation with a hemp grower. She ran a small farm and had planted hemp for the first-time in one of her fields. With a good amount of investment, she had projected to harvest healthy flower buds at the end of…
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It’s here: the new Plantwise Knowledge Bank!

screenshot of the Plantwise Knowledge Bank homepage
We are pleased to announce the release of the newly designed and dynamic Plantwise Knowledge Bank. The new website is now mobile responsive and has a cleaner, more user-friendly homepage. Our improved design allows for easier navigation and its responsive layout has made it suitable for desktop, mobiles and tablets.
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (13 Jul 16)

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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 new host records for the fruit fly Ceratitis capitata¬†in the state of Par√°, Brazil, the presence of Meloidogyne enterolobii on Jalape√Īo pepper in Sinaloa, Mexico and the first report of…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (29 Jun 16)

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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 the first report of powdery mildew (Erysiphe quercicola) on¬†rubber trees¬†in Viet Nam, the occurrence of anthracnose fruit rot¬†(Colletotrichum nymphaeae) on pepper in Malaysia and the characterization of a novel polerovirus…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (08 Jun 16)

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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 the first report of Curvularia lunata causing fruit rot of tomato in Pakistan, the characterization and occurrence of squash chlorotic leaf spot virus infecting cucurbits in Sudan and the first…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (25 May 16)

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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 the first report of Tomato chlorosis virus infecting eggplant and scarlet eggplant in Brazil, the natural infection of cashew by Xanthomonas citri pv. mangiferaeindicae in Burkina Faso and the first…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (11 May 16)

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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 the genetic divergence of tomato ringspot virus, species of the Colletotrichum acutatum complex associated with anthracnose diseases of fruit in Brazil and the first report of Teratosphaeria gauchensis causing stem…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (27 Apr 16)

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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 the first report of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus on Cucurbita moschata in India, the identification of Wasabi mottle virus infecting wasabi in Taiwan and the occurrence of algal leaf spot…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (13 Apr 16)

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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 the first molecular evidence of Citrus yellow vein clearing virus from citrus in Punjab, Pakistan,¬†Pseudopestalotiopsis ignota and P. camelliae spp. nov. associated with grey blight disease of tea in China,…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (23 Mar 16)

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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 new bamboo-feeding leafhopper genus from China, with description of one new species, the¬†first report of¬†Brachyplatys vahlii, an introduced bug from Asia, in the Western Hemisphere and new Bruchidius species reared…
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