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2018-02-12T04:00:00.0000000Z
A kiwifruit vine infected with Psa. Photo: Plant & Food Research Limited Hundreds of kwifruit Psa bacteria infecting the stem of a kiwifruit vine. Photo: Plant & Food Research Limited Plant breeder Luis Gea inspecting some of the hundreds of potential new kiwifruit cultivars that he has bred. Photo: Plant & Food Research Limited Tony Reglinski was involved in testing new kiwifruit cultivars to see if they were resistant to kiwifruit Psa. Photo: Plant & Food Research Limited
Radio New Zealand

In 2010, a virulent bacterial disease began infecting hundreds of New Zealand kiwifruit orchards and …

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Psa
Kiwi_fruit
Pseudomonas_syringae_pv_actinidae
Breeding_for_resistance
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-02-11T14:00:00.0000000Z

FreshPlaza http://www.freshplaza.com/article/189304/Brazil-Pheromone-identified-from-insect-that-transmits-citrus-greening-(HLB)

Researchers grouped in the National Institute of Science & Technology for Semiochemicals in Agriculture, based in …
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Brazil
Huanglongbing
Pheromone
Greening
University_of_California
Asian_citrus_psyllid_Diaphorina_citri
Yellow_dragon
University_of_Sao_Paulo
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-02-11T14:00:00.0000000Z

FreshPlaza http://www.freshplaza.com/ article/189341/Panama-TR4- confirmed-on-third-Tully- Valley-farm

Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed the presence of Panama tropical race 4 on a third Tully Valley farm.
The Australian Banana Growers’ Council …
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Panama
Fuarium_TR4
Tully_Queensland
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-02-11T14:00:00.0000000Z
From [Cococnut-L]
Eder Ramos Hernández , Miguel Alberto Magaña Alejandro, Carlos Fredy Ortiz García , Carlos Oropeza Salín , Julia María Lesher Gordillo & Saúl Sánchez Soto (2018) The coconut pathosystem: …
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Lethal_yellowing
Mexico
Coconut
Haplaxius_crudus
American_palm_cixid
Candidatus_Phytoplasma_palmae
Weed_hosts
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-02-10T14:00:00.0000000Z
This image shows foragers of the desert fire ant, Solenopsis xyloni, collecting flower nectar. A recent article by Penick, et al., found that ants in this genus produce some of the strongest antimicrobials measured in social insects. But contrary to popular theory, not all ants seem to invest in potent antimicrobials. CREDIT: CLINT PENICK

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Ants, like humans, deal with disease. To deal with the bacteria that cause some of these diseases, some ants produce their own antibiotics. A …

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Bacteria
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Antibiotic
North_Caroline_State_University
Red_imported_fire_ant_Solenopsis_invicta_
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-02-10T14:00:00.0000000Z
Fruitnet http://www.fruitnet.com/eurofruit/article/174690/barking-up-the-right-tree
By Michael Barker

US trials indicate dogs could be a key weapon in preventing the spread of major plant diseases such as citrus greening

Dogs could hold the key to …

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Dogs
Detection_of_pests_and_diseases
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-02-08T22:00:00.0000000Z
Cowpea leafminer - adults Cowpea leafminer - blotches caused by the larvae Cowpea leafminer - adult Cowpea leafminer - blotches caused by the larvae
Dear Pestnetters,
Kindly attached a few pictures of mining on Cowpea leaves and the adults if anyone can help with the ID. Hope the pictures are useful. These were taken from Sigatoka valley - Fiji. Adults are roughly 5 mm in length. 
 
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Fiji
Cowpea
Leafminer
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-02-08T14:00:00.0000000Z
Big-eyed bug, possibly Geocoris pacificus
Dear Pest Netters,
Kindly attached a picture of an insect believed to be of the true bug family - from Sigatoka, Fiji. 
Please if anyone can help ID this bug. Thought to be a Big-eye bug of possibly the Genus Geocoris? If so then could be a …
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Biocontrol
Fiji
Big_eyed_bug
Geocoris
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-02-06T14:00:00.0000000Z

A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: Sun 28 Jan 2018 Source: Post-Courier [edited] <https:// …

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Papua_New_Guinea
Phytoplasma
Banana_wilt
Bogia
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-02-06T14:00:00.0000000Z

Crop Biotech Update http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=16163

A study conducted by researchers at the Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute (IBMCP), a joint venture of the Universitat Politècnica de Val …

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Leafminer
Spain
GM_tomatoes
Tuta_absoluta