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2021-02-15T03:19:00.0000000Z

John Innes Centre https://www.jic.ac.uk/news/an-achilles-heel-for-wheat-rust-infection/

Researchers have found a gene in wheat that acts to promote rust fungal infection.

Disrupting the function of this gene provides resistance to two of the most …

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Wheat_rusts
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-15T02:53:00.0000000Z

Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-farming-lawmaking/german-cabinet-approves-legislation-to-ban-glyphosate-from-2024-idUSKBN2AA1GF

By Reuters Staff BERLIN (Reuters) - Farmers in Germany will have to gradually reduce their use of …

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Germany
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-13T22:49:00.0000000Z

ProMED http://www.promedmail.org

A study [by] a team of modelers along with surveillance experts identified long-term trends and hotspots for wheat rust outbreaks in Ethiopia. Today, crop surveillance data fuel an early warning system for wheat rust …

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Ethiopia
Rust_epidemics
Identification request
2021-02-12T02:18:56.0549171Z
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Dear Pestnetters Kindly seeking any tentative ID for this little natural enemy beeyle about 1-2mm in length with 2 distinct yellowish spots on the elytra. (feeding on meaybugs) in Fiji. Attached a picture. Many thanks Mani Read more...
Beetles
Fiji
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-11T23:43:00.0000000Z

USDA-ARS https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAARS/bulletins/2c0b1ae

For media inquiries contact: Autumn Canaday, (202) 669-5480 As you ponder or participate in the romantic rituals of Valentine's Day, consider that the art of " …

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USDA_ARS
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-09T23:14:00.0000000Z

ABC Rural https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-02-04/fall-armyworm-fungus-in-fight-biological-control/13112420

By Amy Phillips and Jodie Gunders

Key points:

  • Fall armyworm is known to feed on up to 350 plant species, including maize, sorghum and rice …
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Nomuraea
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-09T22:38:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2021-02-safer-options-fall-armyworm-africa.html

Indeed, the review, published in the Journal of Applied Entomology, includes many biocontrol products which are now featured in the CABI BioProtection Portal—a free …

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Biopesticides
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-09T22:31:00.0000000Z

ScientificAmerican https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/this-flower-is-really-a-fungus-in-disguise/

In Guyanese savannas, a fungus infects grasslike plants, sterilizes them and produces bizarre all-fungal “flower” doppelgängers

By Priyanka …

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Fusarium_xyrophilum
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-09T21:52:00.0000000Z

PNAS https://www.pnas.org/content/118/6/e2019628118

Chien-Yu Huang, Karla Araujo,  Jonatan Niño Sánchez, Gregory Kund,  John Trumble, Caroline Roper, Kristine Elvin Godfrey, and  Hailing Jin
PNAS  …
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Huanglongbing
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-09T21:47:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210208100531.htm

Richness of plant species reduces the number of viral infections in both wild meadows and meadows on the edges of cultivated fields

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University of Helsinki
Summary:
A new …
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