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2018-03-23T12:00:00.0000000Z
Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives
Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing on behalf of Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Maldives.

We have received the following attached (with mail) pictures of an insect .

We would like to ask your assistance in identifying this insect. 

Thank you …

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Ministry_of_Fisheries_and_Agriculture
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-22T18:00:00.0000000Z
FreshPlaza

http://www.freshplaza.com/article/191669/Pilot-programme-to-combat-codling-moth-gives-spectacular-results

A pilot programme by Plant & Food Research to collapse the population of one of New Zealand’s most harmful apple pests, the …

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Sterile_males
Sydney NSW, Australia
Request for information
2018-03-22T04:00:00.0000000Z

Greetings from Auckland, New Zealand.

I have been involved with monarch butterflies for over 40 years. Each year I take eggs or larvae into a netted area and release the adults, affording them protection from (mainly) social wasps. I founded the …

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Monarch_butterfly
Survey
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-22T04:00:00.0000000Z

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) has announced it is allocating almost US$70 million from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 494 projects in 49 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.

The organization said these projects prevent the …

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Hawaii
Guam
CRB
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-03-22T04:00:00.0000000Z
'Bumps' on the fruit of okra, India (March 2017) 'Bumps' on the fruit of okra, India (March 2017) Larva of unknown insect emerging from the 'bumps' on the fruit (24 March 2018)

Dear All 

I am posting this for Sam who in March last year sent us photos of okra with small, rather elongated, light green bumps on the surface. Sam's message is below, and photos Okra1&2 are attached. Today, Sam has send another … Read more...
India
Okra
Bumps
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-21T04:00:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/wire-news/282418436/researchers-study-fundamental-interactions-in-soil-communities.html

Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, is part of an effort to … Read more...
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Soil
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-18T18:00:00.0000000Z
Researchers are hoping there's a natural enemy, like this rot, that can be used to kill giant rat's tail grass.
(ABC Rural: Kallee Buchanan) Giant rat's tail grass is spreading rapidly in Queensland, reducing productivity and locking up grazing land. (Supplied: Queensland Department of Agriculture) The work has identified a new species of microdochium, a fungus found on giant rat's tail grass. (Supplied: Queensland Department of Agriculture) Landholders are being urged to report sick plants, such as this giant rat's tail grass showing signs of smut, to help the research. (Supplied: Queensland Department of Agriculture)
ABC Online http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-03-20/new-pathogens-found-in-fight-against-weed-grass/9566052 By Kallee Buchanan

A DNA lab in South Korea, natural-born assassins, weaponised pathogens — it may sound like elements better …

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Biocontrol
Queensland
Invasive_pest_grasses
Giant_rat_s_tail_grass
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-18T14:00:00.0000000Z
Female cassava farmer selling crop on the roadside in Uganda (© CABI) Unhealthy cassava leaves (© CABI)

Plantwise Blog

BWill Holland

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has paired with the UK Government to award the Next Generation (NextGen) Cassava Breeding Project $35 million with the aim of promoting the growth of cassava crops and to …

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Cassava_breeding
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-18T04:00:00.0000000Z
Queensland fruit fly (daf. QLD.gov. au)

This may be of interest to biosecurity personnel. These are changes to methyl bromide fumigation rates of fruit from the state of Victoria to the state of Tasmania where there has been a recent infestation of Queensland fruit fly.

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