CABI’s expertise showcased at fourth International Congress on Biological Invasions

CABI’s expertise in invasive species has been showcased at the fourth International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI2023) held in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is the first time the event has been held outside of China and attracted over 400 participants from different backgrounds and from about 27 different countries including…
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Impact of fall armyworm pest in Sub-Saharan Africa worsened by COVID-19, study reveals

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The impact of the fall armyworm pest on maize crops and communities in Sub-Saharan Africa were worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new CABI-led research published as a Current Opinion article in the journal Environmental Sustainability. Drawing upon recent empirical literature on the pest since it was first reported…
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Study recommends greater awareness of biopesticides to help fight locust outbreaks in China

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A new study led by scientists from the Chinese MARA-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety suggests greater awareness of biopesticide market availability, efficacy and field application processes could help tackle locust outbreaks in China. The researchers, who outline their findings in the journal Sustainability, argue that future studies should also focus…
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Carol Ellison Science Award winner for 2023 announced

A PhD student from Pakistan who is investigating a natural enemy to fight the brown marmorated stink bug – which threatens fruit and nut crops around the world – has been awarded the Carol Ellison Science Award 2023. Muhammad Yasir Ali, who is being supervised for his doctorate studies by…
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Study determines optimum height for drones to fly and target desert locusts with biopesticide

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A study, led by the first winner of the inaugural Carol Ellison Science Award 2021, has determined the optimum height for a drone to fly and target desert locusts with biopesticides in order for it be most effective as a tool to fight the devastating crop pest. Violet Ochieng, of…
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CABI Distribution Database contributes to synoptic review of plant disease epidemics and outbreaks

The CABI Distribution Database – which holds over a million geographic records of living organisms – contributed to a synoptic review of plant disease epidemics and outbreaks in 2021 as part of new research published in the journal Phytopathology. CABI data analysts Dr Hannah Fielder, Tim Beale, and Dr Anna…
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