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2020-10-22T22:39:00.0000000Z

Science Daily

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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University
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Researchers have taken detailed scans of worker ants to examine the hypothesis that the loss of flight is directly connected to the evolution of …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-22T22:10:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201020105524.htm

Biologists identify a protein which recognizes Cuscuta as a parasite

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University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
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Biologists have discovered how tomato plants identify …
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Dodder
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-22T21:59:00.0000000Z
Phys.Org
https://phys.org/news/2020-10-bacteria-diseased-walnut-portugal.html

by European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

Bacteria recently isolated from walnut (Juglans regia L.) buds in Portugal has been identified as a new species of …

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Xanthomonas
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-22T21:17:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2020-10-insights-tiny-insect-big.html

by Dee Shore, North Carolina State University

The western flower thrips—an invasive insect that's not much bigger than a pinhead—takes a huge bite out of agriculture around …

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Tomato_spotted_wilt_virus
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-21T06:21:00.0000000Z

ProMED https://promedmail.org/

Source: Farmonline [edited] https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/6972845/yellow-dwarf-virus-hits/Agriculture Victoria [AgVic] announced there had been a spike in yellow dwarf virus (YDV) in cereal crops, while officials …

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Barley_yellow_dwarf_virus
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-17T08:14:00.0000000Z

Merco Press https://en.mercopress.com/2020/10/16/switzerland-bans-the-export-of-five-toxic-chemicals-including-paraquat

Starting from next year, Switzerland will not allow the export of five hazardous plant protection products already banned in the …

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Switzerland
Syngenta
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-17T07:26:00.0000000Z

earth.com https://www.earth.com/news/releasing-a-virus-is-not-the-solution-to-australias-invasive-carp-problem/

By Chrissy SextonEarth.com staff writer Plans to use a virus to control an invasive Australian carp will not work in the long term, …

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Carp
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-17T06:31:00.0000000Z

MexicanNewsDaily https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/monarch-butterflies-not-alone-dragonflies-too-make-long-journey-to-mexico/

Some can travel as far as 14,000 kilometers

The 4,000-kilometer migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada and …

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Vaini, Tonga
Identification request
2020-10-15T23:13:00.0000000Z
mites ?? red spider mites ??? scales on lower leaves Mites & pink waxed scales on lower leaf (right)

Please confirm if visible enough. From August to the first 3 weeks of Sept we had very dry & windy weather... from last week of Sept to now it was wet, windy and cool.

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-13T23:00:00.0000000Z

The Global Plant Council https://globalplantcouncil.org/mystery-solved-how-do-tips-of-plants-stay-virus-free/

Plants are able to keep growing indefinitely because they have tissues made of meristems–plant stem cells–which have the unique ability to …

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Meristem