CABI showcases its expertise in biological weed control at Invasives 2020 event in Canada

Hariet at BC Invasives Conference
  CABI has showcased its expertise in biological weed control at Invasives 2020 – the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia’s (ISBC) 15th Annual Forum & AGM which was held at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond, Canada. Dr Hariet Hinz, Country Director and Head Weed Biological Control based at…
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New tool promotes safer products to fight the world’s crop pests

BioProtection Portal
Dr Ulrich Kuhlmann speaking at the launch of the CABI BioProtection Portal in Nairobi, Kenya. Innovative CABI BioProtection Portal launches first in Kenya to help growers reduce reliance on chemical pesticides and produce safer and healthier food CABI has launched in Kenya a dedicated online resource…
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Study calls for ‘early detection and rapid response’ to stop spread of woody weeds in Eastern Africa

Lantana camara
Lantana camara is one of two woody weeds the scientists studied which could spread further across Eastern Africa A team of international invasive plant experts are recommending a coordinated management plan to halt the scourge of woody weeds threatening rangeland and biodiversity in Eastern Africa. Lead…
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Working in partnership to ‘close the net’ on fall armyworm pest in Botswana

Fall armyworm app
Since 2019, CABI has been working in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) as part of its Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control to help farmers in Botswana ‘close the net’ on this devastating crop pest. FAO has started rolling out a mobile phone…
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Study reveals ‘net’ is closing in on more viable biological control options for fall armyworm menace

Fall armyworm
Fall armyworm is seriously threatening food security as a pest of cereals – photo: Daniel Adjokatcher The ‘net’ is closing in on more viable biological control agents to fight the scourge of the fall armyworm (FAW) pest which is already wreaking havoc in most African countries as…
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Space-age pest monitoring features at UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020

Boris Johnson MP
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP opened the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 The CABI-led Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE), which uses space-age technology to provide farmers with an early warning of potentially devastating pest outbreaks, has featured at the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 in London.…
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Scientists highlight the 13 ‘invaders’ most likely to impact the Antarctic Peninsula over next decade

Mussels
Chilean, Common blue and Mediterranean species of mussel feature on the list of 13 invaders most likely to impact the Antarctic Peninsula region in the next 10 years – Photo: Kevin Hughes and David Barnes @ BAS. AN invasive plant expert from CABI shared his expertise…
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Study shows life table of crop-devastating diamondback moth has changed little in 65 years

Diamondback moth
The life cycle of the diamondback moth in Ontaria, Canada, has changed little in nearly seven decades A team of international researchers, including CABI’s Dr Tim Haye, suggest that the life table of the diamondback moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) in Ontario, Canada, has been largely unaffected by…
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CABI teams up with colleagues to pioneer the biological control of Japanese knotweed in the Netherlands

Japanese knotweed
The impact of Japanese knotweed knows no bounds and includes rivers, roads and railways CABI is sharing its expertise in invasive weed management to help colleagues in the Netherlands control the scourge of Asian knotweeds (Fallopia spp.) which is threatening to dominate native biodiversity, impinge on…
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Enhancing the capacity of Uganda’s fruit and vegetable sector to comply with phytosanitary requirements

Fruit and veg stall
Uganda’s rural agriculture sector is the main driver for the country’s economy and a major employer – exporting fresh fruits and vegetables (FFVs) supports both rural employment and economic development. However, challenges faced by managing pests and diseases are causing Uganda to face export rejections. This project will help Uganda…
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