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2018-08-03T06:00:00.0000000Z
Dear all,
The latest ETOP Bulletin on migratory pests contains the message that Spodoptera frugiperda, the fall armyworm has been found in Karnataka, India. Anybody among the subscribers to Pestnet has additional information on this outbreak ?
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-08-02T08:00:00.0000000Z
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-08-02T04:00:00.0000000Z

EOS https://eos.org/research- spotlights/insect- infestations-alter-forest- carbon-cycle

A hemlock woolly adelgid outbreak in southern Appalachia prompted a transformation in where the forest stores carbon.

SOURCE: Journal of Geophysical Research: …

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Insect_infestations
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-08-02T04:00:00.0000000Z
Asian citrus psyllid adults feeding on citrus. Diaphorina citri, citrus disease, pests.
2009 annual research report photo by Tyler Jones.

Growing Produce http://southeastagnet.com/ 2018/07/30/uf-ifas-fungus- asian-citrus-psyllid/

 JULY 30, 2018

Fighting plant disease with jet blast sprays is standard practice for citrus growers. But, to spray a fungus to control a single insect that …

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Huanglongbing
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Isaria_fumosorosea
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-08-01T14:00:00.0000000Z
A growth chamber packed with tomato plants sprayed with bacteria to simulate different leaf microbiomes and then challenged with a plant pathogen to measure how well the microbiomes protect the plant from disease. Credit: Britt Koskella

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-07- fertilizer-microbiome-ability- disease.html

July 26, 2018, University of California - Berkeley

A new study of the role microbial communities play on the leaves of plants suggests that fertilizing crops may …

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Plant_microbiome
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-08-01T12:00:00.0000000Z
Fruit fly, Maharashtra, India, found on tomatoes Fruit fly, Maharashtra, India, found on tomatoes

Dear Everyone

I received this message from Mans Lanting, who cannot post to the PestNet list (Yahoo problems).

Can anyone help him with an identification?

many thanks

grahame

Here is Mans' message; photos attached

herman lanting3 Aug (1 day ago) to  …

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India
Sydney NSW, Australia
Request for information
2018-07-31T22:00:00.0000000Z

Papilio godeffroyi, the Godeffroy's swallowtail, (Samoan pepe ae) is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is  …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-31T18:00:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-07- bacteria-boost-drought.html

July 30, 2018, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Adding certain types of bacteria to soil could help protect plants against drought by activating a proton pump in …

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Drought
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-30T04:00:00.0000000Z

CABI The Invasives Blog https://blog.invasive-species.org/2018/07/31/why-prosopis-no-longer-pays-as-a-prospect-for-positive-environmental-and-socio-economic-productivity/ In the late 1970s and early 1980s the group of closely-related woody plant …

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East_Africa
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-27T08:00:00.0000000Z
As part of a prevention programme to limit the spread of kauri dieback, visitors to kauri forests are encouraged to spray their shoes with a disinfectant. Eli Duke/WIkimedia Commons, CC BY-As part of a prevention programme to limit the spread of kauri dieback, visitors to kauri forests are encouraged to spray their shoes with a disinfectant. Eli Duke/WIkimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Tāne Mahuta draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the kauri forests in the north of New Zealand. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-SA

The Conversation https://theconversation.com/lord-of-the-forest-new-zealands-most-sacred-tree-is-under-threat-from-disease-but-response-is-slow-100447Tāne Mahuta is Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest living being – but the 45m tall, 2,500-year-old …

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