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2020-09-16T22:23:26.1250815Z
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Dear Pestnetters, Kindly seeking any tentative ID and background information on this beetle. Observed mating on pumpkin crop. The length is about 1cm. Many thanks Mani Read more...
Fiji
Beetle
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-09-15T01:12:00.0000000Z

EPPO Global Database https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/APLOBE/datasheet

Preferred name: Aphelenchoides besseyiAuthority: Christie Taxonomic position: Animalia: Nematoda: Chromadorea: Rhabditida: Aphelenchoididae Other scientific names:  …
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Aphelenchoides_besseyi
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Identification request
2020-09-14T08:41:41.7188562Z
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I collected insect from rice field in Bangladesh. I found only pupal stage at rice roots. Rice field was damaged but we did not know which insect caused it. However, when I uprooted rice plants I found some pupae attached with rice roots (attached …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-09-12T02:20:00.0000000Z

EurekAlert https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/fda-bst091120.php

Molecules belonging to an almost unknown bioluminescent system found in larvae of the fungus gnat Orfelia fultoni (subfamily Keroplatinae) have been isolated for the first …

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Brazil
Bioluminescence
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-09-12T01:42:00.0000000Z

EABWNews (Uganda) https://www.busiweek.com/uganda-cassava-farmers-plant-disease-resistant-crops/

CASSAVA farmers in Serere District found in Eastern Uganda participated in planting field trials of disease-resistant cassava varieties at the National …

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Uganda
Cassava
Cassava_brown_streak_disease
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-09-12T00:50:00.0000000Z
Figure 1. Representative images of rice leaves of both cultivars in each CO2 treatment illustrating the symptoms of brown spot, which were more prevalent and more severe under ambient CO2 conditions for both cultivars. Source: Dorneles et al. (2020).

CO2 Science http://www.co2science.org/articles/V23/sep/a4.php

Paper Reviewed

Dorneles, K.R., Refatti, J.P., Pazdiora, P.C., de Avila, L.A., Deuner, S. and Dallagnol, L.J. 2020. Biochemical defenses of rice against Bipolaris oryzae increase …

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Climate_change
Rice
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-09-12T00:39:00.0000000Z

The Conversation https://theconversation.com/how-were-getting-to-the-root-of-a-global-pest-threatening-potatoes-in-east-africa-144294

Demand for potatoes in eastern Africa has been growing steadily, achieving an annual growth of 3.1% between …

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Potato
Potato_cyst_nematode
Globodera_rostochiensis
Globodera_pallida
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-09-12T00:18:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200910110822.htm

Source:
Virginia Tech
Summary:
'As we continue to lose global biodiversity, we are also losing chemical diversity and the chance for discovery,' said a researcher.
FULL STORY

We …

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Alkenylphenols
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-09-12T00:10:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200910120123.htm

Source:
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Summary:
Researchers showed that isothiocyanates produced by cruciferous plants to fend off pests serve as oviposition cues. The …
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Diamond_back_moth
Glucosinolates
isothiocyanates
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-09-11T20:55:00.0000000Z

USDA ARS https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAARS/bulletins/29fd064

For media inquiries contact: Autumn Canaday, (202) 669-5480 The black spots and beautiful colors can be deceiving.

At first glance, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma …

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Spotted_lanternfly
Lycorma_delicatula