Invasive Species Week 2024 offers chance for CABI to highlight its expertise in weed management in the UK

The GB Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) is once again raising awareness of the need to help prevent the spread and reduce the harmful impacts of invasive non-native plants and animals during UK Invasive Species Week 2024. Invasive Species Week, which runs from 20-26 May, is also an opportunity for CABI to highlight its expertise in…
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CABI and Malawi Government publishes guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Malawi

CABI has published a ‘Guide to the Naturalized and Invasive Plants of Malawi’ – a country home to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Lake Malawi, the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world by volume and home to around 700 species of cichlids.
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Model predicts future spread of box tree moth in North America

CABI scientists have led research with collaborations from the University of Toronto and University of Guelph, both in Canada, to update a model which predicts the future spread of the box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) in North America.
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CABI-led study calls for a repurposing of input subsidies to promote sustainable IPM practices

A CABI-led study has revealed that participation in the Zambia Farmer Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) – particularly the flexible e-voucher system – encourages synthetic pesticide use at the expense of sustainable practices.
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CABI publishes guide to the naturalized, invasive and potentially invasive plants of Natural World Heritage site

CABI has published a ‘Guide to the naturalized, invasive and potentially invasive plants of Socotra, Yemen,’ a place designated in 2008 a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site rich in flora and fauna not found anywhere else in the world.
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What makes invasive apple snail the worst invasive invertebrate of waterways?

This article was originally published on CABI Digital Library Overview: What is the invasive apple snail? The invasive apple snail is a large freshwater snail with a large variation in shell colour. This species is in the ‘top 100 worst invasive species’, and is possibly the most damaging aquatic snail, spreading via canals, rivers and…
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Drones, insects and local community to tackle Kenya’s thorny problem

In Laikipia, 253 kilometres north of Nairobi, Kenya, an unlikely trio of drones, the local community, and a tiny sap-sucking insect, have joined forces to take on a thorny problem – the spread of invasive prickly pear cactus Opuntia engelmannii.
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5 invasive species to look out for in the US

The presence of invasive species poses a significant hazard to many native environments and species found in the United States (US). They lead to significant expenses in agriculture, forestry, and recreation. Once out of control, they can destroy entire ecosystems, causing environmental, social, and financial problems. In fact, their presence is costing the US up…
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Training on mass production of entomopathogenic nematodes for biological control of invasive insect pests

A team of global experts in the production of biocontrol agent provided a practical training on the mass culture of entomopathogenic nematodes at the Biocontrol Agent Facility of Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resource Development Board (RAB), writes Dr Stefan Toepfer and Wayne Coles.
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CABI empowers farmers in Kenya on a cost-efficient, sustainable, and promising alternative for fall armyworm management

Researchers from CABI’s regional centre for Africa organised a farmer’s field event in Machakos County, Kenya, providing comprehensive training to 582 farmers regarding the production of baculorvirus-based insecticides for managing the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda).
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