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2018-07-03T02:00:00.0000000Z
An olive tree affected by Xylella fastidiosa, with visual symptoms of chlorosis and defoliation. Courtesy: Juan A. Navas-Cortes Infographic of increasing severity of Xylella fastidiosa symptoms in olive tree crowns in colours from green to red detected by thermal images. Courtesy: Alberto Hornero - Swansea University
https://physicsworld.com/a/remote-sensing-reveals-olive-tree-infection-early/ Europe’s olive trees are succumbing to a bacterium spread by sap-feeding insects. But remote imaging from planes or drones could detect infected trees before their symptoms …
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Olive
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-02T18:00:00.0000000Z

The Conversation https://theconversation.com/how-adapting-to-different-climates-has-helped-a-pest-spread-across-the-globe-99159?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20July%202%202018%20-%20105459331&utm_ …

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Mediterranean_fruit_fly
Ceratitis_capitata
Globally_invasive
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-02T18:00:00.0000000Z
This former sugar cane farmer is using planes and sensors to find crop disease before it spreads

NBC https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/27/ceres-imaging-raises-25-million-to-diagnose-crop-health-from-the-sk.html

  • Ceres Imaging has raised $25 million for sensors and software that diagnose crop health.
  • Insight Venture Partners and Romulus Capital invested …
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sugarcane
Drones
Crop_disease_diagnostics
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-02T14:00:00.0000000Z
Honey bees are a critical factor in the success of U.S. agriculture. Click the image for more information about it.

ARS News Service Agricultural Research Service, USDA --View this report online, plus photos and related stories, at www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news-archive/ --Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/USDA_ARS

By Kim Kaplan

TUCSON, …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-02T04:00:00.0000000Z
Two brown planthopper insects on a rice plant. The bottom one is the long-winged version that will migrate on to a new rice plant. The top is a short-winged version that won't leave. Credit: Xinda Lin, Jiliang University.

Washington State University https://phys.org/news/2018-07-host-insects-longer-wings-migrate.html

Scientists at Washington State University and China Jiliang University have discovered that the quality of the host rice plant determines whether the …

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Brown_planthoppers
Nilaparvata_lugens
Long_wings
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-02T04:00:00.0000000Z

The Scientist https://www.the-scientist.com/ ?articles.view/articleNo/ 51421/title/Researchers-Learn- from-Plant-Viruses-to-Protect- Crops/

Plants are locked in an ancient arms race with hostile viruses, but genome editing is giving crops the upper …
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Maize_chlorotic_mottle_virus
Sugarcane_mosaic_virus
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-01T18:00:00.0000000Z

Reliefweb https://reliefweb.int/report/world/push-pull-crop-system-curb-fall-armyworms Summary Intercropping maize with drought-resistant greenleaf desmodium and planting Brachiaria grass on the farm’s edge helps curb fall armyworms.

Researchers …

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Desmodium
Napier_grass
Kenya
Tanzania
Brachiaria
Push_pull
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-01T18:00:00.0000000Z
Tagged rabbit from Turretfield (photo taken September 8, 2014). This individual had no antibodies against RHDV or myxoma virus, but was found dead from haemorrhagic disease two hours later. David Peacock/Biosecurity SA Rabbits around a waterhole at the myxomatosis trial enclosure on Wardang Island in 1938. National Archives of Australia/Wikimedia Commons

The Conversation https://theconversation.com/tandem-virus-cocktail-kills-pest-rabbits-more-effectively-97930

Farmers, landowners and conservationists across Australia are benefiting from an unexpected, combined effect of two biological controls that …

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Rabbits
Myxoma_virus
Rabbit_harmorrhagic_disease_virus
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-01T08:00:00.0000000Z

UVA Today https://news.virginia.edu/content/small-bee-pollen-thieves-are-not-effective-bumblebee-substitutes-study-shows

By Fariss Samarrai, farisss@virginia.edu

Bumblebee populations are declining in the United States for a range of …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-06-30T14:00:00.0000000Z

https://postcourier.com.pg/pests-continue-thrive-country/

Pests continue to thrive in country

By Matthew Vari As much of the attention and focus has been on the coffee berry borer (CBB) pest continues, the country still has other diseases and pests …

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Huanglongbing
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