Update: Plant Health News (26 Feb 14)

Two- wheel tractors are more affordable for small-scale farmers who wish to benefit from the mechanisation of agriculture in South Asia © werktuigendagen (CC BY-SA)
Two-wheel tractors are more affordable for small-scale farmers who want to benefit from the mechanisation of agriculture in South Asia © werktuigendagen (CC BY-SA)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including drought affecting coffee in Brazil, new biodegradable mulches that could be used as an alternative to polyethylene and innovative farm machinery used in Bangladesh.

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Update: Plant Health News (12 Feb 14)

Rhinoceros beetles are a major pest of coconut © John_Amend (via Flickr)
Rhinoceros beetles are a major pest of coconut © John_Amend (via Flickr)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including a new biocontrol treatment to control Rhinoceros beetles on coconut,  research to show GM Bt crops don’t harm non-target insects  and research into the use of insects to control invasive weeds.

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Update: Plant Health News (29 Jan 14)

Enset fruit
Banana-like enset fruit

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the development of shock treatments for weeds, plans to monitor pesticide residues in Nepal and the development of enset varieties resistant to bacterial wilt disease in Ethiopia.

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