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APHIS seeks comments on proposed biological control for citrus psyllid

Excerpted from Logan Hawkes’s article in Southwest Farm Press

The U.S. citrus industry has been facing a serious threat from a disease that has spread from the East coast to the West Coast over the course of the last two decades, carried by a small insect that feeds on the leaves and stems of citrus trees. 315 more words

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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (10 Dec 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 first record of… 386 more words

Agriculture

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

Agriculture

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

Agriculture

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

Agriculture

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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