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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Drones, insects and local community to tackle Kenya’s thorny problem

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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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Training on mass production of entomopathogenic nematodes for biological control of invasive insect pests

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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

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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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CABI contributes to study which reveals yellow-spined bamboo locust prefers wheat and rice to maize

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CABI has contributed to new research published in the journal Biology which reveals that the yellow-spined bamboo locust (YSBL) prefers wheat and rice to maize under laboratory conditions.
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Scaling up the fight against papaya mealybug pest in South Sudan

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The papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus) is a significant pest of papaya which has been wreaking havoc amongst smallholder farmers since it first invaded East Africa between 2015 to 2020.
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