PhD student steps up fight against ragweed which is rated world’s fourth most serious invasive weed

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CABI is co-supervising a new PhD student who is stepping up the fight against common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) which is considered the world’s fourth most serious invasive weed. Common ragweed, which originates from North America, reduces crop yields, shifts flora of natural habitats, and seriously negatively impacts human health. Its…
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Study highlights mass rearing capabilities of an important natural enemy to fight brown marmorated stink bug pest

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A study involving scientists from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)-CABI Joint Laboratory (Joint Lab) has highlighted the mass rearing capabilities of a natural enemy to fight the brown marmorated stink bug pest. Dr Feng Zhang, CABI’s Regional Director, East & South-East Asia, led research which shows…
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Multi-channel approach to extension reaps benefits for farmers fighting fall armyworm pest in Eastern Rwanda

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A multi-channel approach to extension reaps greater benefits for smallholder farmers fighting the fall armyworm pest in Eastern Rwanda according to new CABI-led research published in the journal Food and Energy Security. The study, which was led by Dr Justice Tambo and included colleagues from CABI’s regional centre for Africa…
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CABI shares expertise at International Congress of Entomology

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CABI fielded a strong team of scientists at the International Congress of Entomology – ICE 2022 Helsinki – which returned to Europe for the first time in 25 years and focussed on the theme of ‘Entomology for our Planet.’ Dr Lukas Seehausen, Dr Yelitza Colmenarez, Dr Tim Haye, and Dr…
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‘Bio-superhero’ tackles Himalayan balsam at Hell Wath

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A ‘bio-superhero’ rust fungus has this week been released at Hell Wath Local Nature Reserve in Ripon, UK, to help tackle Himalayan balsam – one of the UK’s most invasive weed species. Harrogate Borough Council has joined forces with CABI – who are experts in the field of classical biological…
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CABI answers call to tackle invasive water lettuce in Kenya’s Maasai-Mara ecosystem

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CABI has responded to a call from residents of the Naretoi Conservancy in Kenya’s Maasai-Mara ecosystem to help rid it of invasive water lettuce. The aquatic water lettuce plant (Pistia stratiotes L.), also known locally as ‘yungi, can have a range of detrimental effects on biodiversity including the degradation of…
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