Symposium highlights advances in global pest management for greater sustainable food security

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CABI scientists have shared their expertise in safer-to-use and more sustainable biological control agents for the global management of crop pests and diseases which can threaten the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and food security.
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‘Wonder weevils’ released in Yorkshire waterways in fight against invasive floating pennywort

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Specialist weevils from South America have been introduced to two sites in West Yorkshire to control an invasive non-native plant choking waterways.
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CABI supports fight against invasive species

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CABI is supporting the fight against invasive species in the Caribbean. As part of PlantwisePlus activities and with funding from the CABI Development Fund, visits took place to support the governments of Grenada and Barbados. Dr Yelitza Colmenarez, CABI Brazil Centre Director & Plantwise Regional Coordinator – Latin America and Caribbean, and consultant Guilherme Trivellato…
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ADB Story highlights fight against desert locusts

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published a story on its website which highlights the fight against desert locusts in Pakistan.
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Research reveals invasive Lantana camara reduced growth of maize by 29% in East Usambara, Tanzania

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CABI scientists have contributed to new research published in the journal Plant-Environment Interactions which shows how the invasive weed Lantana camara reduced the growth of maize in East Usambara, Tanzania, by 29%.
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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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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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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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