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Cover for Aproceros leucopoda (elm zigzag sawfly)

Elm zigzag sawfly is considered a minor pest within its native range in East Asia, but since first arriving in Hungary and Poland in 2003 the sawfly...

Cover for Puccinia triticina (wheat brown rust)

Introduction Leaf rust seldom kills wheat, but it is capable of causing 35-50% yield loss in endemic areas on susceptible cultivars, where severity...


Snake gourd plants are moderately-sized vines possessing angular, rather slender stems and pubescent, generally palmately five-lobed leaf laminae and...

Cover for Rhynchophorus palmarum (South American palm weevil)

Since the beginning of twentieth century R. palmarum has been reported as one of the most important pests on ornamental palms and on oil palms,...

Cover for Homalodisca vitripennis (glassy winged sharpshooter)

In economic terms, grapes are worth US $3.2 billion and associated economic activity exceeds US $33 billion in California. In addition, crops such as...

Cover for Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot)

IntroductionSclerotinia diseases may affect both yield and quality of crops; the range of crop losses can vary from 0 to100% (Purdy, 1979) depending...

Cover for Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly)

C. capitata is a highly invasive species. It has a high dispersive ability, a very large host range and a tolerance of both natural and cultivated...

Cover for Gerbera (Barbeton daisy)

Gerbera is a stemless and tender perennial herb. Leaves petioled, lanceolate, entire or lightly lobed, narrower at the base and wider at the tip,...

Cover for Phragmidium rubi-idaei (raspberry yellow rust)

Infection at the uredinial stage can cause some loss of vigour; when leaves are severely infected this rust causes premature defoliation and the...


R. rubi may cause significant injury on highly susceptible cultivars but this is not common, having only occasionally been reported on Rubus and...

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