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RNA interference (RNAi) induces gene silencing in order to participate in immune-related pathways. Previous studies have shown that the LmSerpin1 gene upregulates the immune responses of Locusta migratoria manilensis, and that the infection of locusts with Metarhizium anisopliae can be enhanced...

Author(s)
Wang JunYa; Li HongMei; Cheng YuMeng; Wang GuangJun; Nong XiangQun; Luke, B.; Davaasambuu, U.; Zhang GuoCai
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Agriculture, 2022, 12, 4,
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This study assesses the use and benefits of the Plantwise Knowledge Bank (PWKB) using mixed methods. Focusing on website activity for 2021, study findings show that the PWKB has diverse users within national plant health ecosystems from both Plantwise and non-Plantwise countries. Plantwise...

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Kadzamira, M. A. T. J.; Ogunmodede, A.; Iqbal, M.; Williams, F.; Hill, S.; Curry, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
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CABI Working Paper, 2022, 30, pp 36 pp.
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This working paper reports on a study conducted to assess two sets of information: awareness and use of biopesticide/biological control products (BCPs; generally taken to include macro- and micro-organisms, botanical extracts and semiochemicals), and awareness and use of CABI's web-based...

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Bundi, M.; Mbugua, F.; Williams, F.; Rware, H.; Mibei, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
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CABI Working Paper, 2022, 29, pp 30 pp.
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In Nepal, the Plantwise programme, in collaboration with International Development Enterprises (iDE), has established networks of locally owned plant clinics, run by community business facilitators (CBFs) trained as plant doctors, who provide practical plant health advice. This study examines how...

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Lamichhaney, D.; Sah, L.; Gurung, K. J.; O'Hara, C.; Vinod Pandit
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Study Brief Series, 2022, 42, pp unpaginated
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Eotetranychus lewisi (McGregor) is an important pest mite found in peach crops. This pest has recently been reported in the province of Tungurahua, Ecuador, little information is available. The biology and life table of E. lewisi using three peach cultivars (Zapallo, Blanco Abridor, and Tejón) was...

Author(s)
Miño, C.; Santana, R.; León, O.; Colmenárez, Y.; Villa-Murillo, A.; Vásquez, C.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
International Journal of Acarology, 2022, 48, 3, pp 275-278
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Since its invasion in late 2016, the fall armyworm has a widespread year-round distribution within Africa where it continues to threaten cereal production, particularly maize. Most recommended control advice emphasises the need for interventions against larvae early after colonization of a new...

Author(s)
Lowry, A.; Durocher-Granger, L.; Oronje, M.; Mutisya, D.; Mfune, T.; Gitonga, C.; Musesha, M.; Taylor, B.; Wood, S.; Chacha, D.; Beale, T.; Finch, E. A.; Murphy, S. T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2022, 157,
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Invasive alien species (IAS) continue to shape the global landscape through their effects on biological diversity and agricultural productivity. The effects are particularly pronounced in Sub-Saharan Africa, which has seen the arrival of many IAS in recent years. This has been attributed to porous...

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Kenis, M.; Agboyi, L. K.; Adu-Acheampong, R.; Ansong, M.; Arthur, S.; Attipoe, P. T.; Baba, A. S. M.; Beseh, P.; Clottey, V. A.; Combey, R.; Dzomeku, I.; Eddy-Doh, M. A.; Fening, K. O.; Frimpong-Anin, K.; Hevi, W.; Lekete-Lawson, E.; Nboyine, J. A.; Ohene-Mensah, G.; Oppong-Mensah, B.; Nuamah, H. S. A.; Puije, G. van der; Mulema, J.
Publisher
Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, Bulgaria
Citation
NeoBiota, 2022, 71, pp 129-148
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Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is an important pest on maize, and it can cause large yield losses. As S. frugiperda has invaded many developing countries in Africa and Asia in recent years, it could impact food security. Pesticides remain the main method to control S....

Author(s)
Chen HaoLiang; Xie MingHui; Lin LuLu; Zhong YongZhi; Zhang Feng; Su WeiHua
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Insect Science, 2022, 22, 1,
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Asian corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis (Guenée), is an important insect pest of maize throughout most of Asia. The rind of a maize stalk is a key barrier against corn borer larvae boring into the plant. There is a need to better understand the relationship between stalk strength and O. furnacalis...

Author(s)
Guo JingFei; He KangLai; Meng YuJie; Hellmich, R. L.; Chen ShaoJiang; Lopez, M. D.; Lauter, N.; Wang ZhenYing
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Plant Direct, 2022, 6, 2,
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Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding (parallel sequencing of DNA/RNA for identification of whole communities within a targeted group) is revolutionizing the field of aquatic biomonitoring. To date, most metabarcoding studies aiming to assess the ecological status of aquatic ecosystems have...

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Pawlowski, J.; Bruce, K.; Panksep, K.; Aguirre, F. I.; Amalfitano, S.; Apothéloz-Perret-Gentil, L.; Baussant, T.; Bouchez, A.; Carugati, L.; Cermakova, K.; Cordier, T.; Corinaldesi, C.; Costa, F. O.; Danovaro, R.; Dell'Anno, A.; Duarte, S.; Eisendle, U.; Ferrari, B. J. D.; Frontalini, F.; Frühe, L.; Haegerbaeumer, A.; Kisand, V.; Krolicka, A.; Lanzén, A.; Leese, F.; Lejzerowicz, F.; Lyautey, E.; Maček, I.; Sagova-Marečková, M.; Pearman, J. K.; Pochon, X.; Stoeck, T.; Vivien, R.; Weigand, A.; Fazi, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2022, 818,

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