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Plantwise Blog https://blog.plantwise.org/2018/03/09/plantwise-trials-image-recognition-app-plantix-in-india/

By Marin Hirschfeld

Plantwise and the German-based company PEAT (Progressive Environmental & Agricultural Technologies) …

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2018-03-08T04:00:00.0000000Z

Science Daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180306153726.htm

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Researchers have identified a crucial link in the process of how plants regulate their antiviral …
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2018-03-08T04:00:00.0000000Z

Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/why-does-evolution-sometimes-repeat-itself-spider-eating-spiders-may-hold-answer

By Elizabeth Pennisi

Discovering something for the second time might sound like a letdown. Not for ecologists in …

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2018-03-07T04:00:00.0000000Z

UCR https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/52015

By Sarah Nightingale

The bacterial pathogen Xylella fastidiosa (Xf)dampens the immune response of the plants it infects, allowing it to go undetected for long enough to cause disease. A team led by …

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2018-03-06T14:00:00.0000000Z

CropBiotechUpdate http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=16248


Around 100 sugar mills in Brazil have started planting the first commercialized variety of GM sugarcane. Developed by Centro de Tecnologia …

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2018-03-06T14:00:00.0000000Z

Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/watch-caterpillar-fling-its-beetle-attacker-through-air

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By Richa Malhotra Soft, squishy caterpillars might seem like easy prey to a hungry …

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2018-03-06T12:00:00.0000000Z
Circles on cocoa pod Dominican Republic (unident)
Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached a picture showing strange damage on a cacao pod: a hole surrounded by concentric circles.

Do you have any idea of what it could be?

Thank you.

Regards,

Régis Posted on user's behalf

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2018-03-05T14:00:00.0000000Z

FreshPlaza http://www.freshplaza.com/article/190520/Australia-Impregnable-barrier-to-fruit-fly

  • Thousands of sterile Queensland fruit flies released over Adelaide to limit fruit fly reproduction.
  • Trialling the deployment of flies from a plane, ahead of …
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2018-03-05T14:00:00.0000000Z

PLOSOne http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0193881

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The study of invertebrate–and particularly nematode–viruses is emerging with the advancement of transcriptome sequencing. …

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2018-03-05T04:00:00.0000000Z

UGA Today https://news.uga.edu/uga-researchers-develop-new-method-improve-crops/

Technique using plant's own DNA could produce crops that are more resistant to drought and disease

A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new way …

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