Update: New Pest & Disease Records (13 Jul 16)

Naga King chilis in India are being attacked by invasive mealybugs  © Asit K. Ghosh
Naga King chilis in India are being attacked by invasive mealybugs © Asit K. Ghosh

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 new host records for the fruit fly Ceratitis capitata in the state of Pará, Brazil, the presence of Meloidogyne enterolobii on Jalapeño pepper in Sinaloa, Mexico and the first report of the invasive mealybug Phenacoccus parvus infesting Naga King chili in India.

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (29 Jun 16)

Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum nymphaeae has been identified on peppers in Malaysia © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2009
Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum nymphaeae has been identified on peppers in Malaysia © Queen’s Printer for Ontario, 2009

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 powdery mildew (Erysiphe quercicola) on rubber trees in Viet Nam, the occurrence of anthracnose fruit rot (Colletotrichum nymphaeae) on pepper in Malaysia and the characterization of a novel polerovirus infecting maize in China.

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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: New Pest & Disease Records (08 Jun 16)

Healthy peanut pods © ICRISAT (CC BY-NC)
Healthy peanut pods © ICRISAT (CC BY-NC)

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 Curvularia lunata causing fruit rot of tomato in Pakistan, the characterization and occurrence of squash chlorotic leaf spot virus infecting cucurbits in Sudan and the first report of Rhizoctonia solani causing peanut pod rot in China.

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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: New Pest & Disease Records (25 May 16)

Scarlet eggplants have been found in Brazil infected with Tomato Chlorosis Virus © Shihmei Barger (CC BY-NC-ND)
Scarlet eggplants have been found in Brazil infected with Tomato Chlorosis Virus © Shihmei Barger (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 the first report of Tomato chlorosis virus infecting eggplant and scarlet eggplant in Brazil, the natural infection of cashew by Xanthomonas citri pv. mangiferaeindicae in Burkina Faso and the first record of Platygaster luteipes from leaf galls on black pepper along with first report of the species from India.

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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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