Plantwise in Pakistan and its opportunities to share knowledge

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  In June 2014, Dr Aamir H Malik, CABI Country Coordinator for Pakistan, Cambria Finegold, Head of Project Development for the Plantwise Knowledge Bank and Julien Lamontagne-Godwin, Plantwise scientific officer, organised a workshop in Islamabad that united major stakeholders in the Pakistani plant health system. These included the departments of Extension and Adaptive Research, Pest…
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Update: Plant Health News (18 Jun 14)

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Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including chemical-free citrus post-harvest becoming the new standard, how weeds could help feed billions in a warming world and the rehabilitation of banana fields devastated by Xanthomonas wilt in DRC. Click on the link to read more of the latest plant health news!
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Update: Plant Health News (04 Jun 14)

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Here‚Äôs a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the discovery of a microbe that could help control rice blast, concern over the effects of erratic rainfall on crops in Somalia and the discovery of a gene encoding¬†resistance to¬†stem and fruit rot of pepper. Click on the link to read more…
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Update: Plant Health News (21 May 14)

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Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the discovery of how pests develop resistance to biotech cotton, the intensification of the battle against coffee rust, and a biodiversity assessment of over 10,000 Ghanaian cocoa farms. Click on the link to read more of the latest plant health news!
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Update: Plant Health News (07 May 14)

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Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including a new device that can identify plant pests, the estimated economic loss from Mexican mangoes damaged by Hurricane Manuel and a new study into the optimal production of sweet potato. Click on the link to read more of the latest plant health news!
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Update: Plant Health News (23 Apr 14)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the postharvest pathology of beans, a reduction in the proportion of shade grown coffee and the filamentous fungus that may be effective at controlling sugarcane nematodes. Click on the link to read more of the latest plant health news!
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Update: Plant Health News (09 Apr 14)

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Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the banana plants that can fight off nematodes, the effect of pesticides on earthworms and training for farmers in Gambia on rice crop husbandry. Click on the link to read more of the latest plant health news!
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Update: Plant Health News (26 Mar 14)

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Here‚Äôs a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including research into the benefits of cover crops, the release¬†of the 2013 Global Food Policy Report and the launch of the Plant Protection Code for India’s tea industry.
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Update: Plant Health News (12 Mar 14)

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Here‚Äôs a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the use of Stink Bug saliva in pest control,¬†FAO’s article on empowering women in agriculture and¬†new research into the delayed resistance of pests to Bt crops. Click on the link to read more of the latest plant health news!
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Update: Plant Health News (26 Feb 14)

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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. Click on the link to read more of the latest plant health news!
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