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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-15T04:00:00.0000000Z
Snail attacking bitter gourd, Fiji Snail damage to bitter gourd, Fiji
Dear Pestnetters, Kindly attached are few pictures of a snail attacking a Bitter Gourd crop in Fiji. Please if anyone could help ID this particular pest.  Pictures were taken in January 2018. According to the farmer, this particular … Read more...
Fiji
Bitter_gourd
Snail
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-03-14T10:00:00.0000000Z

Dear Colleagues,

I recently received these photos with a request for identification for which I am asking your help.

The symptoms (as shown on the photos) are observed on a wild, as yet undescribed, Piper species from Madagascar (closely related to

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-14T04:00:00.0000000Z

FreshFruitPortal https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2018/03/13/chile-medfly-outbreak-valparaiso-region/An outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) has been discovered in Chile’s Valparaiso region, in a rural area of a commune that … Read more...

Chile
Medfly
Outbreak
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-11T14:00:00.0000000Z
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-10T04:00:00.0000000Z

FreshPlaza http://www.freshplaza.com/article/190805/Australias-Northern-Territory-almost-cleared-of-banana-freckle

Australia’s Northern Territory is on the road to be declared clear of the banana freckle disease. Officers from the National Banana …
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Northern_Territory
Australia
Eradication
Freckle
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-09T18:00:00.0000000Z

Solomon Islanders are facing a bleak future as the coconut rhinoceros beetle marches across its fertile plains, killing their "tree of life" …

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Samoa
Solomon_Islands
Coconut
Coconut_rhinoceros_beetle
Oil_palm
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-09T08:00:00.0000000Z

Two articles in this News Alert from the EC: one on the use of neonicotinoids and contamination of aquatic environments and the other pest control in grapes to avoid synthetic pesticide use. 

Dietary exposure to neonicotinoid-contaminated …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-08T14:00:00.0000000Z

The university of Western Australia http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2018030810430/sclerotinia-agriculture-science-research/promising-biocontrol-sclerotinia-rot

The potential for devastating crop diseases to be controlled biologically is one step closer …
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China
Sclerotium_sclerotiorum_rot
Mycoviruses
University_of_Western_Australia
Huazhong_Agricultural_University
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-08T14:00:00.0000000Z

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The caterpillar attack on coconut palms has posed a threat to the farmers, especially in the …

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India
Coconut
Possibily_Opisina_arenosella
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-08T04:00:00.0000000Z
The Plantix app The Plantix app in use

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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CABI_Plantwise
Plantix
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