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The exact origin of the MED species of Bemisia tabaci, and the reasons why it became such an important pest are still not fully...


C. juncea is a herbaceous biennial or perennial plant native to parts of Western Europe, north Africa and central Asia. It was...

Cover for Boerhavia diffusa (red spiderling)

B. diffusa is a fast-growing weed common in ruderal areas, agricultural land, and pastures. It has been listed as invasive in...

Cover for Aromia bungii (red necked longicorn)

A. bungii is native across the south-eastern Palaearctic and Oriental regions. It is recorded from China, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam....


The narrow-leaf clover Trifolium angustifolium is an annual legume native to central, southern and eastern Europe, western Asia and...

Cover for Banana streak disease

In Côte d'Ivoire, yield losses in 'Poyo' (AAA, Cavendish subgroup) over two cycles varied between 7% on plants with mild BSD symptoms to 90% on...

Cover for Magnaporthe oryzae (rice blast disease)

Rice blast, because of its capacity to reduce yields, is currently the most important disease of rice worldwide and threatens food security...


B. cucumis is a serious pest of cucurbits, tomatoes and pawpaws, causing serious crop losses before harvest, especially in northern Queensland,...

Cover for Xylella fastidiosa (Pierce's disease of grapevines)

Xylella fastidiosa has a wide plant host range and spectrum of insect species capable of serving as vectors which should increase...

Cover for Helicoverpa armigera (cotton bollworm)

IntroductionH. armigera, like its close relatives H. zea and Heliothis virescens in the New World, is a pest of major importance in...

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