Prioritizing high impact crop pests for actions to safeguard the plant resources of the Caribbean

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The CPHD is a network of Caribbean Plant Health Directors. A major objective of the CPHD is the safeguarding of the plant resources of the Caribbean with a focus on crop plants.
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Mass rearing tiny wasps to control the brown marmorated stink bug pest

The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys Stål (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), is a real agricultural pest. It’s native to East Asia and has invaded the United States, Canada, Europe, and Chile. When it comes to agriculture, it causes significant damage to many economically important crops. This damage happens in both its native and invaded ranges. One…
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Webinar highlights management options for Fusarium wilt affecting banana crops

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CABI has convened a webinar attended by 125 participants from the Americas, to highlight the various management options to fight Fusarium wilt of banana.
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Study shows toxicity of chemical pesticides used in maize against natural enemy of Asian corn borer pest

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A new study has determined the compatibility of chemical pesticides – commonly used by maize growers – with the natural biological control Trichogramma ostriniae (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae), an egg parasitoid of the Asian corn borer pest.
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The life cycle of the golden apple snail

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The Life cycle of the golden apple snail and its ability to grow and reproduce quickly makes it an incredibly successful invasive species. Golden apple snail, Pomacea canaliculate, is widely considered one of the most invasive invertebrates of waterways and irrigation systems. The snails are able to spread through irrigation canals, natural water distribution pathways,…
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Invasive harlequin ladybird: how to spot this predator 

Invasive harlequin ladybirds have been used as biocontrol agent against aphids for over 100 years, but have since spread rapidly and invaded most of North America and Europe. Learn about how to identify harlequin ladybirds, and what to do if they infest your home.
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New research proposes local Biological Control Agent hubs to fight fall armyworm in Bangladesh

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New CABI-led research, working in conjunction with the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), proposes the establishment of local Biological Control Agent (BCA) hubs to fight the devastating fall armyworm pest in Bangladesh.
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CABI highlights benefits of Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) support tools to fight invasive species in Caribbean

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CABI’s experts in the field of invasive species management have highlighted the benefits of the CABI Horizon Scanning (HS) Tool and CABI Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) Tool to help fight a range of invasive species in the Caribbean.
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Remote sensing of highly invasive Parthenium weed in Pakistan

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Parthenium is a highly invasive plant species. It threatens agricultural productivity, biodiversity, and human and animal health wherever it takes root. In Pakistan, it’s called famine weed because of its devastating impact on crop yields and livelihoods.   
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5 invasive birds you may have spotted

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Invasive birds pose a threat to native bird species, outcompeting them for resources like food and nesting sites. They can also be vectors of avian diseases and be serious crop pests. Here are five you may have seen for yourself.
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