Asian citrus greening disease: the threat to Africa’s citrus trade

lemons
The yield losses attributed to Asian citrus greening disease once established can be devastating. If the disease continues to spread unabated in the citrus growing regions of East Africa,  the annual value of lost production could potentially reach up to US$127 million over the next ten to 15 years, according to a recent paper published…
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Raccoon dogs threaten Scandinavian ground-nesting duck populations

Raccoon dog
Ground-nesting waterbirds such as ducks have been declining across Denmark and Finland in recent decades, with breeding pair numbers falling since the 1980s. Predators of duck eggs have become more abundant during this time, including invasive species such as American mink, raccoons and raccoon dogs.
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Fighting fall armyworm: a CABI interview

fall armyworm caterpillar
In 2016, fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) was found in Africa for the first time. This nefarious invasive species feeds on a vast range of plants, causing major damage. Since then, CABI has been working hard in the fight against fall armyworm, including international and national response planning, biological control research and development, mass extension and diagnostic services.  As part of the CABI Podcast…
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CABI podcast – new series on invasive species launches

Dr Rwomushana scouting for FAW
A new podcast mini-series on invasive species has been launched by CABI. Each podcast episode features CABI experts sharing their in-depth knowledge of an invasive species, including the negative economic, environmental and social impacts that they cause, and CABI’s work in helping to manage them. 
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CABI podcast: invasive species mini-series

Welcome to the CABI podcast. A brand-new series of four episodes dedicated to discovering more about the devastating economic, environmental and social impacts invasive species have and what we can do to manage them.  Each of the four episodes focus on a different invasive species and feature CABI guest experts, who provide their scientific knowledge on the species, the harm caused by them and what CABI is doing to help try to control the species and their impacts in a safe and sustainable way. 
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Invasive Species Compendium: Reviewing the benefits and uses

Invasive species compendium
The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), including e-resources, to deliver information has expanded rapidly in recent years and, as an academic publisher in the life sciences, online knowledge sharing has become an increasingly important goal for CABI. Our aim is to help people discover validated, evidence-based information to help them overcome the world’s…
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Invasive species cost US billions of dollars each year

Invasive species cats
The total cost of invasive species in the United States is estimated to be in the order of billions each year, according to a recent study. The study, which is currently published as a preprint on BioRxiv, also estimates the total invasive species cost over the past 60 years to be at least $1 trillion,…
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Invasive Species Management: My intern experience

Himalayan balsam
Tasmin Alexander joined CABI as an Invasive Species Management intern in January 2021. Here Tasmin talks about her time working with CABI and the different invasive species projects she has been involved with.
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Stepping up the fight against Tuta Absoluta in Kenya with safer and sustainable biocontrol products

Tuta absoluta
Tomato is one of the most important vegetables grown by farmers in Kenya and plays an important role in generating employment and income. However, tomato production is limited by many factors, the most important of which are insect pests. Tomato farmers tend to control tomato pests with pesticide sprays, but these pose risks to the…
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Insect heroes fighting invasive species

pennywort weevil
Today marks the beginning of Insect Week (21-27 June) – a week to learn more about the science and natural history of insects. We are highlighting some of the insect heroes, and villains, CABI scientists work with on a regular basis. Scientists at CABI’s Egham laboratory work with a range of insect species, from plant-parasitic…
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