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Management of fruit flies Bactrocera invadens and Ceratitis cosyra in mangoes using traps


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Malawi
,
August
2014
Management of fruit flies in mangoes using traps
Recognize the problem
Fruit flies damage mangoes by laying their eggs in the fruits, just under the
skin. After eggs hatch, the larvae feed on the flesh of the fruit, causing it to
turn mushy and eventually rot. The problem of fruit flies in a mango orchard
can be mitigated using fruit fly traps.
Background
A fruit...

plantwise.org

Bacterial leaf streak on rice


Black Sigatoka disease management


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Grenada
,
October
2012
Black Sigatoka disease management
Recognize the problem
Black Sigatoka, a leaf spot disease of banana, plantain, rock fig and other
related species is now widespread throughout the island. This disease, caused
by a fungus, has the potential to destroy banana fields and cut production
significantly if sanitation and chemical control is not employed.
Early...

plantwise.org

Soil moisture conservation


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Grenada
,
October
2012
Soil Moisture Conservation
Recognize the problem
Water is often a limiting aspect of crop production and as a result we need to
conserve soil moisture (water) to get good yields.
Background
Moisture loss from the soil occurs when the surface of the soil is heated by the
sun which dries the soil out. Some plants, for example tomato, are particularly
susceptible...

plantwise.org

Harlequin bug in apple orchards


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Harlequin Bug in apple orchards
May 2015, Primefact 1403 first edition
Kevin Dodds, Development Officer Temperate Fruits, Horticulture Unit, Tumut
Background
Harlequin bug Dindymus versicolor (Herrich-
Schaeffer) (Figure 1), is a native Australian plant
bug in the family Pyrrhocoridae. Prior to the
introduction of synthetic insecticides in the
1950s, harlequin bug was considered a
significant pest of a range of cultivated crops
including...

dpi.nsw.gov.au

Blueberry scorch disease


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ISSN 1812-2442 Programme
Against
African
Trypanosomiasis
P AA T year 2005
volume 28
vol.
28 / 2 2005
FAO
part 2
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TSETSE AND TRYPANOSOM IASIS INFORM ATION
Department for
International
DevelopmentVolu m e 2 8
Part 2 , 2 005
Num bers 1 32 84–13465Tse ts e a nd T ry p ano so m ia sis I n fo rm atio n
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T SE TSE A ND T R YPA NO SO M IA SIS I N FO RM ATIO N T he Tse ts e an...

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Plant Pathology Fact SheetPP-10Florida Cooperative Extension Service/ Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/ University of Florida/ Christine Waddill, Dean Bacterial Speck of Tomato
Ken Pernezny and R. B. Volin, Professor and Extension Specialist, Plant Pathol-
ogy , Everglades REC, Belle Glade and Former Associate Professor, Plant Pathol-
ogy (Vegetables), Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead, respec-
tively. 1979, Revised...

plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu

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Plant Pathology Fact SheetPP-8Florida Cooperative Extension Service/ Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/ University of Florida/ Christine Waddill, Dean Early, Late, and Bacterial Blights of Celery
Tom Kucharek and Dick Berger, Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist and Professor and Re-
search Plant Pathologist, respectively, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida,
Gainesville. 1979; Revised November 2000.
Three major...

plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu

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Plant Pathology Fact SheetPP-126Florida Cooperative Extension Service/ Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/ University of Florida/ Christine Waddill, Dean Brown Stem in Florida Celery
Ken Pernezny, Lawrence Datnoff, Richard Lentini, and Mark Sommerfield, Re-
spectively, Professor, Professor, Sr. Biological Scientist; Everglades Research
and Education Center, Belle Glade, FL 33430; University of Florida, Gainesville,
32611., and former...

plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu

09AGI2010


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A g r i c u l t u r a l I n n ov a t i o n s Fact Sheet
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S o u t h \f a s t \b A S u s t a i n a b l \f A p p r o a c h
William G. Hudson 1,2, David \f. Shapi\bo-\fl\van 3, Wayne A. Ga\bdne\b 4, Ted E. Cott\bell 3, Bob Behle 5
Inside this fact sh\Weet:
• Introduction
• Pecan Wee\fil Life C\bcle and\W Impacts
on Crops
• Fungal Pathogens for Pecan Wee\...

sare.org

GrowNote Barley West 10 Plant growth


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CANOPY MANAGEMENT | KEY STAGES FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND CANOPY
MANAGEMENT | USE OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS
WESTERN
SEPTEMBER 2018
SECTION 10
PLANT GROWTH
REGULATORS AND
CANOPY MANAGEMENT
BARLEY
1 PlANt gRoWtH REgUlAtoRS AND CANoPY MANAgEMENt
seCtIon 10 BARLEY
WESTERN
JUNE 2017
Plant growth regulators
and canopy management
10.1 Canopy management
Canopy management is the manipulation of the green surface area of the crop
canopy to optimise...

grdc.com.au

GrowNote Chickpea South 2 Pre planting


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VARIETAL PERFORMANCE AND RATINGS YIELD | PLANTING SEED QUALITY |
REDUCING TEMPERATURE IN GRAIN SILOS | FUTURE BREEDING DIRECTIONS
SOUTHERN
SEPTEMBER 2018
SECTION 2
PRE-PLANTING
CHICKPEA
1 PRe-PLAnTInG
seCtIon 2 CHICKPEA
SOUTHERN
JULY 2017
Pre-planting
Key messages
• In variety choice, consider yield and adaptation to the area, disease resistance,
grain quality, marketability, and proximity to receival point.
• Be aware of the specific...

grdc.com.au

GrowNote Sorghum North 07 Insects


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SORGHUM PESTS AT A GLANCE | HELICOVERPA (HELICOVERPA ARMIGERA)
| SORGHUM MIDGE (STENODIPLOSIS SORGHICOLA) | MINOR PESTS |
CORN APHID (RHOPALOSIPHUM MAIDIS)
NOR THERN
SECTION 7
INSECT CONTROL
FEBRUARY 2017
SORGHUM1 InseCt Control
seCtIon 7 SORGHUM
February 2017
Insect control
Sorghum is susceptible to insect pests from emergence to late grainfill.\
Early sorghum
pests include armyworms and soil insects. These pests are normally present in...

grdc.com.au

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Defra PP Factsheet Oct 2016 FINAL4


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Red palm weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
Figure 1. Red palm weevil adult intercepted in the UK on a gourd imported from Sri Lanka © Fera
Background
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a highly invasive pest of
palms that can have a significant economic, environmental and social impact when
introduced into new geographical areas. It is the most important pest of date palm
(Phoenix dactylifera) in the world and...

planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk

paropsisterna selmani


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Tasmanian Eucalyptus Beetle
Paropsisterna selmani
Background
In 2007 , an exotic leaf beetle was found damaging cultivated Eucalyptus species in County
Kerry, Republic of Ireland. The same beetle had been previously found damaging
Eucalyptus plantati ons in Tasmania, Australia, and i n 2012 a single adult was
photographed in a garden in London. The beetle was tentatively identified as
Paropsisterna gloriosa (Blackburn) (Coleoptera:...

planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk

argentineStemWeevil


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Figure 1. Lateral dorsal and ventral views of Listronotus bonariensis (Kuschel).
Scale bar =1 mm Image © Fera
Argentine stem weevil
Listronotus bonariensis (Kuschel)
Background
The Argentine stem weevil Listronotus bonariensis (Kuschel) (Coleoptera:
Curculionidae) is an II/A1 EU listed quarantine pest of pasture grasses and cereals
that is native to South America. It has since spread across the Pacific region and is
most notably a pest in New...

planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk

platanusLaceBug


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PLANT PEST NOTICE
CENTRAL SCIENCE
LABORATORY
No 46
Platanus lace bug
Corythucha ciliata
Fig. 1 Corythucha ciliata adult (Copyright James Turner)
Background
During September and October 2006, the Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate
visited two nurseries in Bedfordshire where they discovered lace bugs infesting
London plane (Platanus x acerifolia) and oriental plane (P. orientalis) trees imported
from France and Italy. Some of the infested...

planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk

paysandisia archon palm borer factsheet


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Palm borer
Paysandisia archon
Figure 1. Adult Paysandisia archon © J.C. Streito, LNPV -Entomologie, Montpellier (FR)
Background
In August 2002, a large adult moth was o bserved in a private garden in W est Sussex.
Martin Honey (Natural History Museum, London) confirmed its identification as the South
American palm borer Paysandisia archon Burmeister (Lepidoptera: Castniidae). This was
the first discovery of this non -indigenous pest...

planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk

strauzia longipennis factsheet v6


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Sunflower maggot
Strauzia longipennis
Background
Strauzia longipennis (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), commonly known as the
sunflower maggot, is native to North America, and is a pest of Helianthus annuus
(sunflower). In 2010, two females of the species were recorded on a young sunflower in
Treptow -köpenick , a borough of Berlin, Germany. This was the first record of the species
in Europe and was followed by three more records...

planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk

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