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D. ambrosioides is a herb considered a cosmopolitan weed (Correa et al., 2004). It produces thousands of small seeds that can be...


Melinis repens, commonly known as Natal grass, is a short-lived perennial...


Within and outside its native distribution range, N. canescens is an herbaceous species that often grows in disturbed and open...

Cover for Canna indica (canna lilly)

C. indica is native to South and Central America including the Caribbean, but has been introduced pan-tropically, more recently as an...

Cover for High plains virus (high plains disease)

A fully susceptible maize hybrid may be killed in the seedling stage by early infection. This has been observed more commonly in sweetcorn than in...

Cover for Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly)

Bactrocera dorsalis is a highly invasive species. Native to Asia, Oriental fruit fly is now found in at least 65 countries,...


T. caput-medusae is a self-pollinating, annual grass. It is originally from the Mediterranean region, occurring eastwards in Asia to...


M. separatella is a stem borer of sub-Saharan and Indian Ocean islands and is the only rice stem borer that has widespread...

Cover for Pyrenopeziza brassicae (light leaf spot)

Although globally less widespread than the other major diseases of oilseed rape, stem canker (Leptosphaeria maculans), stem rot (Sclerotinia...

Cover for Parthenium hysterophorus (parthenium weed)

P. hysterophorus is an annual herb that aggressively colonises disturbed sites. Native to southern United States, Mexico...

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