Update: Plant Health News (22 Jun 16)

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Invasive cactus Opuntia stricta in Maasai community areas, Kenya © CABI

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the effects of Tuta absoluta on tomato prices in Zambia, hail causing damage to crops in Colombia and the threat of invasive species on agriculture around the world.

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Update: Plant Health News (01 Jun 16)

Hydroponic gardening (Kurman Communications, CC BY)
Hydroponic gardening (Kurman Communications, CC BY)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including Hydroponic lettuce production in Vietnam, Indian fruit growers demanding ban on counterfeit pesticides and Tuta absoluta hits Nigeria.

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Update: Plant Health News (18 May 16)

The genome of the humble carrot has finally been sequenced © cranberries (CC BY-NC-ND)
The genome of the humble carrot shows no link between their flavour and colour © cranberries (CC BY-NC-ND)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the completion of the sequencing of the carrot genome, the threat of wheat blast in Asia and the potential use of spider venom as an effective natural pesticide.

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Update: Plant Health News (04 May 16)

Severe whitefly damage to melon © David Riley, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Severe whitefly damage to melon © David Riley, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including whiteflies affecting melon in Honduras, a new irrigation project in Shire Valley, Malawi and rain and Citrus Greening affecting lime in Mexico.

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Update: Plant Health News (20 Apr 16)

Soil test kits help to identify what the soil actually needs, so helps the farmer to avoid excess fertiliser use © Chiot's Run (CC BY-NC)
Soil test kits help farmers to identify exactly what the soil needs © Chiot’s Run (CC BY-NC)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the government in Nigeria introducing soil test kits to farmers, drought hitting bananas in Nicaragua and community managed irrigation schemes in Ethiopia to help ensure food security.

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Update: Plant Health News (06 Apr 16)

Diaphorina citri, one of the major vectors of HLB in Colombia (David Hall - USDA ARS)
Diaphorina citri, one of the major vectors of HLB in Colombia (David Hall – USDA ARS)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including HLB infected insects identified in Colombia, a new millet variety introduced in Rwanda and a new video to teach farmers in Kenya about drought-tolerant maize.

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Update: Plant Health News (16 Mar 16)

Beans are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to their sensitivity to night-time temperatures © CIAT (CC BY-NC-SA)
Beans have been identified as being particularly vulnerable to climate change © CIAT (CC BY-NC-SA)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the success of the M9 banana variety in Uganda, a study into the timeline of climate change effects on agriculture and a warning on the use of miticides in Almond IPM.

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