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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CABI-led research prioritizes Invasive Alien Species threat to Kenya

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CABI has led research which prioritizes 120 potential Invasive Alien Species (IAS) that could pose a threat to agriculture and biodiversity in Kenya. From the initial assessment, the study, published in the journal Biological Invasions, drew up a list of 21 arthropods, 9 nematodes and 20 pathogenetic species which the…
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Extension campaign helps nearly 61,500 farmers in Ghana increase maize productivity

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A CABI-led pilot project has helped nearly 61,500 farmers in Ghana tackle fall armyworm and stalk borer by broadcasting advice from a network of Community Information Centres (CICs) with a view to increasing their yields of maize. One hundred CICs were engaged in the Bono and Bono East Regions of…
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‘Wonder Weevil’ released in fight against invasive floating pennywort

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CABI research has been at the forefront of a world-first after a South American weevil more than 10 years under study has been released in England to sustainably fight the invasive non-native species floating pennywort. The release was timed to coincide with Invasive Species Week 2022. Invasive Species Week is…
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