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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How Gummy Stem Blight affects Christophene production in Trinidad

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Contributed by¬†Aldo Hanel and Naitram Ramnanan, CABI. The Northern Range region in Trinidad and Tobago is not only home to the most pristine and untouched areas of the country but it also provides the best agroecological environment for christophene (chayote) production in the country. Follow up from a sample brought to a plant clinic in…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (24 Feb 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 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…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (10 Feb 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¬†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…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (27 Jan 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 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…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (13 Jan 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 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…
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Climate-friendly rice wins 2015 Popular Science award

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A new strain of low-methane rice has won Popular Science‚Äôs “Best of What’s New” award 2015 for engineering. The new kind of rice, known as SUSIBA2, has been developed by splicing a single gene from barley into rice plants to reduce the amount of methane the rice produces and, ultimately, the amount released into the…
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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (23 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 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…
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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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