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2017-12-21T14:00:00.0000000Z

FreshFruitPortal https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2017/12/22/chile-fruit-fly-detected-santiago-suburb/

The Chilean Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) has detected a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in the eastern Santiago suburb of Las …
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2017-12-21T04:00:00.0000000Z
Eastern racer (Coluber constrictor) showing signs of fungal skin infection. Obvious external abnormalities are an opaque infected eye, roughened crusty scales on the chin, and several discolored roughened scales on the side of neck. Credit: …more Northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) with crusty and thickened scales overlaying raised blisters as a result of a fungal skin infection. Credit: © USGS National Wildlife Health Center/D.E. Green

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-12-snake-fungal-disease-global-threat.html#jCp Milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum) showing signs of fungal and bacterial infections. Credit: © USGS National Wildlife Health Center/D.E. Green

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-12-snake-fungal-disease-global-threat.html#jCp

PhysOrg https://phys.org/news/2017-12-snake-fungal-disease-global-threat.html Science Advances, shows that the snake fungal disease caused by Ophidiomyces ophidiodiicola can infect snakes of many species regardless of their ancestry, …

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2017-12-18T14:00:00.0000000Z

Endone http://www.endure-network.eu//about_endure/all_the_news/ppp_sellers_to_push_alternatives France’s bold scheme to transform distributors of plant protection products into ‘agents of change’, encouraging their customers to use alternatives to …

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2017-12-18T14:00:00.0000000Z

Sun Star http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/business/2017/12/18/fighting-cocolisap-comperiella-580321

 By JENNIE P. ARADO
Comperiella is a biocontrol agent that bores holes through Aspidiotus rigidus’ (cocolisap) eggs on coconut leaves preventing …
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2017-12-17T08:00:00.0000000Z

Dear Pestnet members,

Could someone assist in identifying this caterpillar? It is found in Kenya on the bark of a tree.
Best regards,
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African Indigenous Vegetables IPM
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-17T08:00:00.0000000Z
A potato plant (variety 'Doré') affected by potato blight (Phytophthora infestans)

FreshPlaza https://www.potatopro.com/news/2017/new-insights-attack-mechanism-potato-blight-open-door-biological-protection

By Isabell Albert  A team of international researchers headed by scientists from the University of Tübingen has …

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2017-12-17T04:00:00.0000000Z

PhysOrg https://phys.org/news/2017-12-fungi-life.html Today our world is visually dominated by animals and plants, but this world would not have been possible without fungi, say University of Leeds scientists.

Researchers have carried out …

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2017-12-16T04:00:00.0000000Z

Daily Update http://www.maravipost.com/malawi-president-declares-state-disaster-districts-affected-fall-armyworm-outbreak/

By Special Absalom

The public is hereby being informed that President Peter Mutharika, in accordance with powers …

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2017-12-16T04:00:00.0000000Z
A leafy gall caused by the Rhodococcus bacteria grows at the base of a butterfly bush. Credit: Melodie Putnam, OSU.

PhysOrg https://phys.org/news/2017-12-pathologists-unusual-evolutionary-transition-common.html

by Chris Branam

It's the "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in a nursery setting.

There are mostly benign species in the soil-borne, …

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