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2018-10-26T14:00:00.0000000Z
http://www.promedmail.org ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases http://www.isid.org Date: Fri 19 Oct 2018 Source: Spud Smart [edited] http://spudsmart.com/disease-alert/Discovered in 3 commercial tomato … Read more...
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Nadi, Fiji
Identification request
2018-10-26T07:13:00.0000000Z
Mealybugs on Eggplant Close up on the adults Mealybugs covering stem of Eggplant Mealybugs on Eggplant

Dear Pest-netters

Kindly attached pictures of mealy bugs on Eggplant. Requesting if anyone is familiar with the mealybug on the pictures and may know that ID. 

Many thanks

Mani Mua SPC Sigatoka Research Station Fiji Read more...
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-10-25T15:00:00.0000000Z
Harlequin ladybird beetles. Credit: Nick Greatorex Davies
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/aru-hpp102418.php

Research highlights role of citizen scientists in mapping spread of invasive ladybird

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

New research published in the Nature journal Scientific Data shows …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-10-25T14:00:00.0000000Z

A major new report published by CABI has today revealed that losses due to fall armyworm are lower than projected in 2017 and the pest is still primarily focussed on maize rather than any other potential host crops. Better monitoring, swift …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-10-25T14:00:00.0000000Z
MEAL PLAN  Nematode juveniles (arrows) infect and kill many soil insects, like this western corn rootworm. As the nematodes feed and reproduce in a rootworm, they release smells that attract new prey for hungry young.
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/while-eating-nematodes-release-chemicals-lure-their-next-meal

Swiss scientists found that rootworms were attracted to soil containing predatory nematodes

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12:21PM, OCTOBER 26, 2018

CHRISTELLE …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-10-24T09:32:00.0000000Z
Phys.Org

The study, published today in the journal, Molecular Ecology, provides the first experimental evidence of how the interactions between agricultural plants, …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-10-23T19:16:00.0000000Z

Caribbeannewsservice.com

https://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/antigua-lifts-ban-on-importation-of-citrus-from-united-states/In a statement, the Plant Protection Unit within the Ministry of Agriculture said that citrus fruits would be …

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Antigua
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-10-23T18:31:00.0000000Z
Members might be interested in this risk analysis of using the gall fly, Cecidochares connexa, against Chromolaena put out by the Biosecurity Plant Division of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australia. 

The department …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-10-23T18:00:00.0000000Z

Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/bee-solitary-or-social-answer-may-depend-autism-linked-gene?utm_campaign=news_daily_2018-10-18&et_rid=389253831&et_cid=2437393

By Elizabeth Pennisi

One of biology’s enduring mysteries is how …

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