Workshop held on future of Invasive Species Compendium

Members of the Invasive Species Consortium from the US, Mexico, Caribbean and South Pacific met in Washington DC on 4 August and unanimously agreed to keep the Invasive Species Compendium (ISC) an open access resource for a further five years. The ISC has been resourced by a diverse international consortium of government departments, development aid…
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New in July 2014 from the ISC

In July 2014 the following datasheets were¬†published on CABI‚Äôs Invasive Species Compendium (ISC). You can explore the open-access ISC here:¬†www.cabi.org/isc Senna multijuga¬†(November shower) is a shrub or tree native to South America that has been introduced to tropical regions around the world. It is tolerant of a variety of soil types and its seeds are…
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New in May 2014 from the ISC

In May 2014 the following datasheets were¬†published on CABI‚Äôs Invasive Species Compendium (ISC). You can explore the open-access ISC here:¬†www.cabi.org/isc Tithonia diversifolia (Mexican sunflower) has been introduced to tropical parts of Asia and Africa and some Pacific islands from its native Mexico, Central America and Cuba. The combined might of rapid vegetative reproduction, hundreds of…
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New in June 2014 from the ISC

In June 2014 the following datasheets were¬†published on CABI‚Äôs Invasive Species Compendium (ISC). You can explore the open-access ISC here:¬†www.cabi.org/isc Solanum seaforthianum (Brazilian nightshade) is a very aggressive woody vine able to invade natural forests, natural grasslands, forest margins, urban bushland, riverbanks, crops, pastures, roadsides, disturbed sites and waste areas. Once established, it¬†is able to…
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New in April 2014 from the ISC

In April 2014 the following datasheets were¬†published on CABI‚Äôs Invasive Species Compendium (ISC). You can explore the open-access ISC here:¬†www.cabi.org/isc Thunbergia alata (black eyed Susan) ‚Äď Australia, Brazil, Central America and many Pacific islands are all threatened by this aggressive herbaceous vine. Once introduced into a suitable climate, often as an ornamental, it quickly establishes…
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New in March 2014 from the ISC

In March 2014 the following datasheets were¬†published on CABI‚Äôs Invasive Species Compendium (ISC). You can explore the open-access ISC here:¬†www.cabi.org/isc Bothriochloa pertusa¬†(pitted beard grass) – B. pertusa¬†is a perennial grass native to eastern and southern Asia. It has been widely introduced in the Americas, Australia and the Pacific, either accidentally or probably in some cases…
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New in February 2014 from the ISC

In February 2014 the following datasheets were¬†published on CABI‚Äôs Invasive Species Compendium (ISC). You can explore the open-access ISC here: www.cabi.org/isc Drosophila suzukii¬†–¬†The damage caused by¬†D. suzukii¬†larvae renders fruit unmarketable.¬†In 2008 economic losses (based on maximum reported yield losses) for California, Oregon and Washington were estimated at 40% for blueberries, 50% for caneberries, 33% for…
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