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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (26 Nov 14)

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 first report of… 421 more words

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30-20-10; Diversity to the Rescue!

What do the Emerald Ash Bore, Dutch Elm Disease, and the Irish Potato Famine have in common? They’re all tragedies that occurred for want of biodiversity. 456 more words

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (13 Nov 14)

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 identification of… 365 more words

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (29 Oct 14)

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 hosts (turmeric and black pepper) of root knot nematode in Pakistan,  two fungal leaf spot pathogens on Indonesian cinnamon, and a species of phytoplasma not previously found on apple trees in China. 361 more words

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Locust Bore Sighting!

In August (2014) we spotted a few beautiful black and yellow beetles mating on a tree in one of our landscapes – nothing quite like straightening up from weeding the garden to find yourself nose to nose with a… 611 more words

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Know your FRAC codes

Don’t know what a FRAC code is? It’s important when dealing with fungicide resistance. In this blog post at UT Crops, authors Alice Cochran (Graduate Research Asst.) and Heather Kelly (Extension Plant Pathologist) discuss what FRAC codes are and why it’s important when you’re rotating fungicides. 707 more words

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (15 Oct 14)

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 pathogen that’s causing fruit rot of tomato, orange, and apple in Pakistan, the first report of… 341 more words

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