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2021-02-20T08:32:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210217151011.htm

An enzyme in the saliva of certain insects prevents their food plants from warning neighboring plants of an attack

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Like a scene from a horror movie, …
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Plant_defenses
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-20T08:29:00.0000000Z

The Science Times https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/29703/20210217/plants-sense-attacks-herbivores.htm

Margaret Davis Plants have developed their defense mechanisms in protecting themselves from attacks of herbivores. Much of this has involved …

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2021-02-20T07:16:00.0000000Z

Smithonian Magazine https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fungus-makes-convincing-fake-flowers-scratch-180977050/

By Alex Fox Scientists have discovered a type of fungus in Guyana that sprouts fake flowers that are dead ringers for the canary …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-19T06:42:00.0000000Z

africanews https://www.africanews.com/2021/02/16/kenya-desert-locust-hunters-in-full-effect-to-control-infestation/

By Kizzi Asala with AFP In light of the ongoing desert locust infestations in Kenya, the United Nations Food and Agriculture …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-19T00:26:00.0000000Z

USDA-ARS https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAARS/bulletins/2c255bf

BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND, February 18, 2021—An Agricultural Research Service entomologist has discovered the Nosema ceranae parasite that causes major problems and death …

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Nosema
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-18T01:34:00.0000000Z

QUT https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9294595/qut-panama-disease-breakthrough-sparks-us-funding/?edition=5

Queensland University of Technology QUT researcher Distinguished Professor James Dale and his team have successfully developed a line of …

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Fusarium_TR4
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-16T22:19:00.0000000Z

ProMED https://promedmail.org/

Source: Urbana Daily Citizen [abridged, edited] https://www.urbanacitizen.com/news/79274/some-ohio-corn-showing-signs-of-ear-rotsIf you had damaged corn or were rejected at an elevator because your vomitoxin levels were …

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Gibberella_zeae
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-15T03:19:00.0000000Z

John Innes Centre https://www.jic.ac.uk/news/an-achilles-heel-for-wheat-rust-infection/

Researchers have found a gene in wheat that acts to promote rust fungal infection.

Disrupting the function of this gene provides resistance to two of the most …

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Wheat_rusts
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-15T02:53:00.0000000Z

Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-farming-lawmaking/german-cabinet-approves-legislation-to-ban-glyphosate-from-2024-idUSKBN2AA1GF

By Reuters Staff BERLIN (Reuters) - Farmers in Germany will have to gradually reduce their use of …

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Germany
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-02-13T22:49:00.0000000Z

ProMED http://www.promedmail.org

A study [by] a team of modelers along with surveillance experts identified long-term trends and hotspots for wheat rust outbreaks in Ethiopia. Today, crop surveillance data fuel an early warning system for wheat rust …

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