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Cover for Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (bacterial canker of kiwifruit)

Bacterial canker of kiwifruit, caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa), is a serious threat to kiwifruit production worldwide. At least...

Cover for Tuta absoluta (tomato leafminer)

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

Cover for Aphelenchoides besseyi (rice leaf nematode)

Rice A. besseyi is widely distributed because of its dissemination in seed, but its importance varies between regions, countries and localities....

Cover for Harmonia axyridis (harlequin ladybird)

H. axyridis, a species of Asian origin, has been used as a biological control agent against aphids worldwide. The first releases were made in North...

Cover for Raphanus sativus (radish)

Erect, annual, more or less densely hairy herb, 20-100 cm tall; upper part of taproot and hypocotyl swollen, tuberous, globular, cylindrical or...

Cover for Hirschmanniella oryzae (rice root nematode)

It is estimated that Hirschmanniella spp. infest 58% of the world's ricefields, causing 25% yield losses (Hollis and Keoboonrueng, 1984). However,...


Atriplex hortensis is a hardy, annual plant, with an erect, branching stem, varying in height from 0.6 m to 1.8 m, according to the variety and soil....

Cover for Polymyxa betae

Polymyxa betae is not a serious threat to crops, but as the vector of rhizomania disease of sugar beet it is of great significance. Rhizomania...

Cover for Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (bacterial canker or blast (stone and pome fruits))

P. syringae pv. syringae occurs in many areas, from the tropics to the frigid zone (e.g. Alaska). It attacks major crops, including beans (Phaseolus...

Cover for Puccinia coronata (crown rust)

Oat crown rustCrown rust (P. coronata) belongs to the most widespread and damaging diseases of oat and other grasses. It affects leaves, sheaths and...

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