Update: New Pest & Disease Records (09 Dec 15)

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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 Pyricularia oryzae affecting barley crops in Corrientes, Argentina, the incidence of cereal cyst nematodes in the East Anatolia region of Turkey and new aphid records for Saudi Arabia.
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Update: Plant Health News (02 Dec 15)

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Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including a boost for parasitic weed research in Africa from the Gates Foundation, benefits of modern farming come to Peru and a surge in climate change-related disasters posing a growing threat to food security. Click on the link to read more of the latest plant…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (25 Nov 15)

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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 record of stink bugs in rice farming in the Brazillian Maranhão, the first report of Aspergillus parvisclerotigenus rot in garlic bulbs from Pakistan and new records of the smut…
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Update: Plant Health News (18 Nov 15)

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Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the synopsis, productivity and efficiency of smallholder teff farmers in Ethiopia, the implementation of a project to control fruit fly in Ecuador, and the production and saving seed in Papua New Guinea. Click on the link to read more of the latest plant…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (12 Nov 15)

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 report of papaya mealy bug, Paracoccus marginatus in mulberry in West Bengal, the natural mortality of Tuta absoluta eggs in Argentina and Italy with the first record of Encarsia…
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Update: Plant Health News (04 Nov 15)

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Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including huge losses in Bolivia caused by fruit flies, arboreal breeding behaviour of coconut rhinoceros beetle in Guam and a new technology that could help distinguish the European corn borer from other look-alike species. Click on the link to read more of the latest…
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Factsheet of the month: November 2015 – Using natural nematicide plants against banana nematodes

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Researchers at Queen’s University, Belfast, have developed a new method to control the parasitic nematodes that devastate banana crops and cause billions of dollars of crop losses annually. It is hoped that this new technology will reduce these losses, boosting the incomes of subsistence farmers in developing countries. Nematodes are notoriously difficult to control, and…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (28 Oct 15)

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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 isolation and molecular characterization of the fire blight pathogen, Erwinia amylovora, isolated from apple and pear orchards in Egypt, the characterisation and diagnosis of frangipani mosaic virus from India…
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Update: Plant Health News (21 Oct 15)

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Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including how technology could increase Citrus yields in Pakistan by 30%, what scientists in Kenya are doing to eliminate devastating wheat rust and a global maps of the gap between potential and actual yields of wheat and maize. Click on the link to read…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (14 Oct 15)

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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 Nesidiocoris tenuis, a predatory species of the tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta in Iran, the first report of Chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus infecting tomato crops in Pakistan and root necrosis assessment of plant…
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