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2018-05-23T14:00:00.0000000Z

Africa Science News Service http://africasciencenews.org/new-menacing-cassava-pest-identified-in-west-and-central-africa

A new pest—southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania (Stoll)—has been discovered in West and Central Africa!

Originating from the …

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2018-05-23T04:00:00.0000000Z

FreshFruitPortal https://www.freshfruitportal. com/news/2018/05/23/australia- concern-as-red-imported-fire- ants-detected-outside-control- zones/

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has raised concern over the detection of red imported fire ants …

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2018-05-22T14:00:00.0000000Z
The red pigment and antimicrobial compound bikaverin is shown accumulating in a chlamydospore in the fungus Fusarium fujikuroi. Credit: Nancy Keller

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-05-hidden-world-chemical-warfare-beneath.html#jCp

by Eric Hamilton, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The red pigment and antimicrobial compound bikaverin is shown accumulating in a chlamydospore in the fungus Fusarium …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-05-22T14:00:00.0000000Z
Testing for rice blast resistance in genetically engineered rice plants is done in various countries. ARS plant pathologist Yulin Jia samples a field in Colombia for the disease. Photo by Fernando Correa.

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Agricultural Research Service, USDA
www.ars..usda.gov/news-events/ news-archive/ By Sharon Durham

A never-before-described gene that gives rice resistance to a disease that has been costing about $66 billion a year in global damage …

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2018-05-22T14:00:00.0000000Z

CropBiotechUpdate http://www.isaaa.org/kc/ cropbiotechupdate/article/ default.asp?ID=16467

Study Says GM Potato Can Help Cut Pesticide Use by Up to 90%

A new study conducted by a team of scientists from Wageningen University & Research and Teagasc, …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-05-22T14:00:00.0000000Z

CropBiotechUpdate http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=16454

Many of the plant pathogens inject effector proteins into plant cells to attack the host's immune system and it has been unclear how the complex system of attack …

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2018-05-19T14:00:00.0000000Z

Is it usual to be still discussing ways of water hyacinth control, especially manual?

AllAfrica http://allafrica.com/stories/201805170833.html

Deacon Alemu Belachew is an administrator of Nabega Kebele, Fogera Wereda in South Gondar. He calls up on the …

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2018-05-19T14:00:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-05-lack-happiness-hormone-rice-insects.html

Newcastle University Inhibiting the production of the 'happiness' hormone – serotonin – in rice plants, increases their resistance to two of the world's most destructive …

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2018-05-19T14:00:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-05-decline-insects-affects-netherlands.html

Radboud University

Scientific research commissioned by Natuurmonumenten shows that the number of insects is declining dramatically in the Netherlands. Measurements and …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-05-19T14:00:00.0000000Z
Credit: Wikimedia Commons Leaves of horse-chestnut tree damaged by leaf miner larvae.  Leaves of horse-chestnut tree damaged by leaf miner larvae. Pupae of horse-chestnut leaf miner: healthy (left) and infected by Beauveria bassiana (right).

Science Trends https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964417300543

by Marek Barta

The horse-chestnut leaf miner, Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae), is a major pest of horse-chestnut trees (Aesculus hippocastanum)in …

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