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Nadi, Fiji
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2021-04-11T19:47:26.0451909Z
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Problems with Dendrobium orchids, Fiji – April 2021

The company affected grows and supplies orchids mainly Dendrobium orchids - for the hospitality and tourism industries. Based in Nadi, Fiji, it has been in the business for over 20 years. It has …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-04-11T06:30:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210408152258.htm

New study may in the long term lead to new varieties that require less fertilizer

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University of Bonn
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A current study by scientists sheds light on an unusual …
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Soil_bacteria
Flavonoids
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-04-11T06:05:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210407135746.htm

Social isolation results in changes of behavior and activity of immune and stress genes

Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz
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Ants react to social isolation in a similar …
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Ants
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-04-11T05:56:00.0000000Z

SciDevNet https://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/news/fall-armyworm-worsens-hunger-among-smallholders/

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  • Fall armyworm destroys maize worth almost US$5 billion annually in 12 African countries
  • In a Zimbabwe study, the pest increased …
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Africa
FAW
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-04-09T22:18:00.0000000Z

ProMED http://www.promedmail.org

Source: Plant Disease [summ., edited] https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/10.1094/PDIS-02-21-0404-PDN

[Ref: Nazari K, et al.: First Report of Ug99 Race TTKTT of Wheat Stem Rust (_Puccinia graminis_ f. sp. _tritici_) in …

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Ug99
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-04-06T07:30:00.0000000Z

Mongabay https://news.mongabay.com/2021/04/east-africa-deploys-huge-volumes-of-highly-hazardous-pesticides-against-locust-plague/ by Leopold Salzenstein on 1 April 2021

  • More than 95% of pesticides now being used in East Africa to fight locust swarms …
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Pesticides
East_Africa
Locusts
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-04-06T07:14:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2021-04-fungi-bacteria-enrich-soil-nutrients.html

by Boyce Thompson Institute A team of researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) has discovered a distinct group of bacteria that may help fungi and plants …

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Symbiosis
Arbuscular_mycorrhizal
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-04-06T05:51:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2021-03-microbial-plant-interactions-affect-microbial-response.html

by University of California, IrvineUniversity of California, Irvine, biologists have discovered that plants influence how their bacterial and …

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Soil_microbes
Soil
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-04-06T04:48:00.0000000Z

World Economic Forum https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/04/study-heres-how-microbes-could-sustainably-increase-crop-production

  • Researchers in Singapore are studying how high-tech urban farmers can produce more crops with fewer chemical fertilisers. …
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Soil_microoganisms
University_of_Singapore
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-04-06T03:41:00.0000000Z

ProMED http://www.promedmail.org

Source: Tribune India [edited] https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/amritsar/fungal-hit-barseem-strikes-cattle-232458A fungal disease in the seasonal green fodder, barseem, is causing illness among cattle in the …
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India
Cattle_toxins