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2019-04-18T03:25:00.0000000Z
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Hi PestNet,  

Bunya Pine, native to Queensland, are commonly grown as ornamentals in Victoria.  This stand has been extremely affected after a long, hot, dry summer in a way never seen in the past 40 years.  Meristems dying …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-04-17T14:00:00.0000000Z
CABI The Plantwise Blog https://blog.plantwise.org/2019/04/17/maize-lethal-necrosis-disease-on-the-decline-in-kenya/
by Kathryn Reynolds

Plant clinic data collected by Plantwise countries in East Africa has corroborated a statement from the …

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2019-04-17T14:00:00.0000000Z
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-04-17T14:00:00.0000000Z

A note from John Wightman

There are 5 FAO position papers that are mainly for Africa but fill out the brief report I sent you. They do show pictures of FAW which tell you that the caterpillar are like muddy coloured S. litura and that the moths have …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-04-16T14:00:00.0000000Z
Achrioptera maroloko, one of two new Madagascan stick insect species discovered by Frank Glaw, Sven Bradler and colleagues. Maroloko means “colorful” in the Malagasy language. Image by Frank Glaw.

Mongabay https://news.mongabay.com/2019/04/colorful-display-of-newly-described-stick-insects-confounds-scientists/

by Malavika Vyawahare on 16 April 2019

          • Most stick insect species blend into their surroundings to avoid predators.
          • But the …
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          Stick_insects
          Sydney NSW, Australia
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          2019-04-15T14:00:00.0000000Z

          Three articles from ProMED that I seemed to have missed

          1) STRIPE RUST, WHEAT - INDIA: (JAMMU AND KASHMIR) Source: JammuVirasat [edited] http://www.jammuvirasat.com/2019/04/12/the-yellow-rust-disease-of-wheat-severely-affects-the-entire-jammu-regions/

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          Israel
          Sydney NSW, Australia
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          2019-04-14T14:00:00.0000000Z

          XinhuaNet http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/07/c_137957743.htm

          BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have discovered a "death switch" in plant immunes system that can activate cell death to limit the spreading of microbial pathogens … Read more...
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          2019-04-14T14:00:00.0000000Z

          Devdiscourse https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/science-environment/477335-discovery-of-two-new-insects-suggest-nz-may-be-home-to-more-exotic-insects

          Scientists from the Bio-Protection Research Centre have described and named two new exotic insects …

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          2019-04-11T22:13:00.0000000Z

          Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2019-04-pesticide-cocktail-honey-bees.html

          by University of California - San Diego

          A recently approved pesticide growing in popularity around the world was developed as a "bee safe" product, designed to kill a broad … Read more...
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          Sydney NSW, Australia
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          2019-04-11T14:00:00.0000000Z

          EurekAlert https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/tuom-hpd041119.php

          Plant immune system detects bacteria through small fatty acid molecules

          TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (TUM)

          Like humans and animals, plants defend themselves against … Read more...