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Cover for Melinis minutiflora (molasses grass)

Melinis minutiflora (molasses grass)

M. minutiflora is a grass which is used widely as a fodder species for livestock and for its ability to grow well on poor soils, but...

Cover for Glomerella cingulata (anthracnose)

Glomerella cingulata (anthracnose)

Pre- and post-harvest losses of many high-value crops are substantial in the tropics because of various diseases caused by C. gloeosporioides....

Cover for Lachnellula willkommii (European larch canker)

Lachnellula willkommii (European larch canker)

The European larch canker pathogen, L. willkommii, is apparently native to Japan, but established in Europe, where it became well...

Cover for Agrilus planipennis (emerald ash borer)

Agrilus planipennis (emerald ash borer)

The emerald ash borer, A. planipennis is an East Asian wood-boring beetle that is presently causing dramatic damage to ash...

Cover for Tuta absoluta

Tuta absoluta

Following its introduction into Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, T. absoluta has already caused extensive economic damage....

Cover for Xanthomonas vesicatoria (bacterial spot of tomato and pepper)

Xanthomonas vesicatoria (bacterial spot of tomato and pepper)

Pohronezny and Volin (1983) noted significant yield losses, especially of larger fruits from early infection by the bacterial spot pathogen. Yield...

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

Xylella fastidiosa (Pierce's disease of grapevines)

Based on its long absence from regions other than the Americas, X. fastidiosa would appear not to be very invasive. Plants harbouring populations...

Cover for Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)

Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)

F. benjamina is a large, spreading, strangling fig tree of Asian origin, frequently introduced as an ornamental, but listed as...


Ficus elastica (rubber plant)

F. elastica is a popular ornamental tree grown around the world. It is listed as an “environmental weed, garden thug,...


Ficus pumila (creeping fig)

F. pumila is a dense, rapid-growing, aggressively climbing species with adventitious roots and high tolerance for drought and shade,...

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