Update: New Pest & Disease Records (23 Mar 16)

A new species of leafhopper resting on a leaf of spotted bamboo (Xiangsheng Chen, CC BY)
A new species of leafhopper resting on a leaf of spotted bamboo (Xiangsheng Chen, CC BY)

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 from Vachellia seeds from Eastern and Southern Africa.

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (24 Feb 16)

Spilocaea pyracanthae has been found affecting loquat in Pakistan © Zeetz Jones (CC BY-NC-ND)
Spilocaea pyracanthae has been found affecting loquat in Pakistan © Zeetz Jones (CC BY-NC-ND)

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 occurrence of the tobacco cyst nematode subspecies Globodera tabacum subsp. virginiae in France, Spilocaea pyracanthae causing leaf scab on loquat in Pakistan and the first report of Alternaria sp. PMK1 causing leaf spot disease on parthenium weed.

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (10 Feb 16)

A new host has been found for bean blight in Iran, which causes necrotic lesions surrounded by a yellow halo.
A new host has been found for bean blight in Iran, which causes necrotic lesions surrounded by a yellow halo (P. H. Goodwin) 

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 Lima bean, a new host of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli in Iran, the characterization of Phytophthora amaranthi sp. nov. from amaranth in Taiwan. and new records of Lasiodiplodia theobromae in Tetrapleura tetraptera seeds from Nigeria and coconut fruit from Mexico.

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (27 Jan 16)

Alternaria species can cause foliar disease of muskmelon © Paul Bachi, University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, Bugwood.org
Alternaria species can cause foliar disease of muskmelon © Paul Bachi, University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, Bugwood.org

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 antifungal activities of Chaetomium spp. against Fusarium wilt of tea, the characterization of Alternaria species associated with muskmelon foliar diseases in Beijing municipality of China, and the first report of Cyrtanthus elatus virus A in Narcissus tazetta in India.
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (13 Jan 16)

Iphimeis dives beetle has been found on beans in western Parana State, Brazil © Carlos Simioni (CC BY-NC-SA)
Iphimeis dives beetle, as found on beans in Parana State, Brazil © Carlos Simioni (CC BY-NC-SA)

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 spotted wilt virus of potato in Korea, Iphimeis dives (Crysomelidae) beetle occurrence in beans in the western Parana State of Brazil and the first report of Beet yellows virus (BYV) on sugar beet in Croatia.

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (23 Dec 15)

Pseudomonas syringae causes bacterial spot on a range of hosts such as apple © John Hartman, University of Kentucky, Bugwood.org
Pseudomonas syringae causes bacterial spot on a range of hosts such as apple © John Hartman, University of Kentucky, Bugwood.org

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 leaf curl Gujarat virus showing leaf curl symptoms on cotton in Pakistan, the first report of Alternaria alternata causing leaf blight of onion in South Africa and the first report of bacterial shoot blight caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae of apple in Korea.

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

Cereal cyst nematodes can cause patches of stunted plants randomly distributed throughout the field. (DAFF Archive , Bugwood.org)
Cereal cyst nematodes can cause patches of stunted plants randomly distributed throughout the field. (DAFF Archive , Bugwood.org)

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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