‘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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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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