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2018-11-01T17:00:00.0000000Z
The Hindu https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/moths-are-key-to-pollination-in-himalayan-ecosystem/article25354080.ece
By Shiv Sahay Singh
Study of a dozen species revealed the presence of pollen grains.

Moths are widely …

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2018-11-01T15:00:00.0000000Z
Does anyone know when the Oryctes nudivirus was first introduced into Palau for control of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle?  I have been told that it was sometime in the 1970's, but I would like to know what year, by whom, and under whose auspices - I …
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2018-10-31T20:55:00.0000000Z
http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=16966

First detected in Africa in 2016, the invasive Fall Armyworm has extended its insatiable appetite to other crops aside from maize, including sorghum and millet. The pest …

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2018-10-31T16:00:00.0000000Z

CropBiotechUpdate http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=16968

Scientists at Iowa State University (ISU) have identified a genetic pathway that influences both plant growth and disease resistance. The research group …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-10-30T16:00:00.0000000Z
Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-10-thousands-bugs-sofa.html
By Rosa Da Silva, The Conversation
Stink bug sightings are on the rise. In winter, they tend to move indoors to wait out the cold weather. Credit: (John Slaney/Flickr)CC …
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2018-10-29T17:00:00.0000000Z
Spots on cucumber, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia thought to be infection by Corynespora casiicola Spots on cucumber, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia thought to be infection by Corynespora casiicola
Dear Pestnetters Cucumber is a very important crop in Pohnpei, Micronesia. Unfortunately, a fungus disease comes in, soon after the crop starts producing and it destroys it. According to my literature search it is Corynespora cassiicola ? …
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2018-10-29T17:00:00.0000000Z
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The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/science/spider-insect-survey.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Science
By Nicola Twilley
A citizen-science project aims to catalog the spiders, insects and other …
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2018-10-29T16:00:00.0000000Z
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  • Brazil uses the second highest amount of pesticides, globally
  • Their use has soared since 2000, as has the incidence of colon cancer
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Colon_cancer
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-10-29T14:00:00.0000000Z

A ProMED-mail post http://www.promedmail.org ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases http://www.isid.orgIn this posting: [1] Bacterial leaf blight - Kaduna, Nasarawa [2] Blast disease - Jigawa ****** [1] …

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2018-10-29T14:00:00.0000000Z

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2018/oct/29/bees-of-australia-up-close-with-native-species-in-pictures

The Guardian newspaper has given us some very nice photos of Australian bees. For those interested, go to the URL

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