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CABI shares knowledge with African universities

Each year, top university representatives from across Africa gather at the RUFORUM conference to learn about new developments in education and exchange ideas for collaboration. This year’s event, held in Maputo, Mozambique, from 21 July – 25 July, was an opportunity for CABI to increase awareness of its knowledge and training resources, especially those made available for the first time through its Plantwise programme. 712 more words

Africa

Factsheet of the month: August - Sulphur to control powdery mildew in cashew

Last weekend, a team of experts from the Naliendele agricultural research institute (NARI) held a seminar in Tanzania to present lectures on the prevention and control of pests affecting cashew. 195 more words

Agriculture

Looking back on 2013: Plantwise brainstorm

Last year, 2013, was a productive year for Plantwise. There were over 120,000 visits to the online knowledge bank, with over 250,000 page views. This is great news because there were over 15,000 views per month, with people exploring distribution maps, browsing the image-led diagnostic tool, and looking at factsheets on treatment of pests and diseases. 246 more words

Agriculture

Factsheet of the month: July - Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease

On Friday, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) released an official pest report, submitted by KEPHIS, for the presence of Maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND) 125 more words

Agriculture

Plant Health Rallies to help control West Indian fruit fly in Grenada

Two Plant Health Rallies have recently been held in Grenada to raise awareness of the West Indian Fruit fly and promote the control of this pest using fruit fly bait stations. 243 more words

Agriculture

A plant doctor’s fight against rice blast in Tamil Nadu, India

Story by Malvika Chaudhary, CABI in India

Photo: Saurav Paul

Vargur is a small village in the Tamil Nadu state of India where paddy is grown on a large scale. 710 more words

Agriculture