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2018-03-18T18:00:00.0000000Z
Researchers are hoping there's a natural enemy, like this rot, that can be used to kill giant rat's tail grass.
(ABC Rural: Kallee Buchanan) Giant rat's tail grass is spreading rapidly in Queensland, reducing productivity and locking up grazing land. (Supplied: Queensland Department of Agriculture) The work has identified a new species of microdochium, a fungus found on giant rat's tail grass. (Supplied: Queensland Department of Agriculture) Landholders are being urged to report sick plants, such as this giant rat's tail grass showing signs of smut, to help the research. (Supplied: Queensland Department of Agriculture)
ABC Online http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-03-20/new-pathogens-found-in-fight-against-weed-grass/9566052 By Kallee Buchanan

A DNA lab in South Korea, natural-born assassins, weaponised pathogens — it may sound like elements better …

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2018-03-18T14:00:00.0000000Z
Female cassava farmer selling crop on the roadside in Uganda (© CABI) Unhealthy cassava leaves (© CABI)

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BWill Holland

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has paired with the UK Government to award the Next Generation (NextGen) Cassava Breeding Project $35 million with the aim of promoting the growth of cassava crops and to …

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2018-03-18T04:00:00.0000000Z
Queensland fruit fly (daf. QLD.gov. au)

This may be of interest to biosecurity personnel. These are changes to methyl bromide fumigation rates of fruit from the state of Victoria to the state of Tasmania where there has been a recent infestation of Queensland fruit fly.

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-18T04:00:00.0000000Z
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-17T04:00:00.0000000Z

ARS NewsSerice USDA https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2018/crops-hold-onto-harmful-mutations-that-reduce-productivity/Limits on improving maize and other crops likely are due to harmful mutations genetically linked to … Read more...

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2018-03-16T22:00:00.0000000Z
Talofa lava Please, we need suggestion on the current control of termite.

Some of you might have the same problem.

Please share how to control them.

Manuia le aso

Billy Enosa Posted on user's behalf

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2018-03-16T14:00:00.0000000Z
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-16T14:00:00.0000000Z

The articles concerning Fusarium Tr4 infested properties and how they are up and running again after a few days will be of interest to members.

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2018-03-15T14:00:00.0000000Z

A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: Mon 5 Mar 2018, 8:00 AM Source: Agweek [edited] <http://www. … Read more...

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