CABI-led study creates first forecasting models targeting Fall Armyworm larval stages for Africa to help fight against devastating pest

Farmer 2
A CABI-led study has developed the first forecasting models targeting the larval stages of fall armyworm – using near real-time earth observation data and pest occurrence within a farmers field, the models will assist in the fight against the devastating fall armyworm (FAW) pest which in Africa alone is estimated…
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Biological control of tree of heaven

Tree of heaven invasion in Summerland, British Columbia (Lisa Scott, OASISS)
Tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima, is a deciduous tree native to north-east and central China and Taiwan. It was brought to Europe and North America as an ornamental, but became invasive and is now an invasive species of concern in many countries, including Canada. Once established, tree of heaven is…
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Biological control of parrot feather in North America

Parrot feather
Parrot feather, Myriophyllum aquaticum, is a very popular garden and ornamental plant and has a long history of invasion worldwide. It was first recorded in Canada in 1980 from British Columbia and has since been recorded in the Lower Mainland and in the USA. Parrot feather forms dense impenetrable mats…
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Study highlights ways to strengthen the Invasive Alien Species system in Zambia

Lantana camara
A CABI-led study has highlighted recommendations to help improve the invasive species system in Zambia including the establishment of a central body to coordinate Invasive Alien Species (IAS) activities and advocation of increased funding for the prevention, early detection, rapid response and control of IAS. ‘CABI Working Paper 27: An…
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CABI’s expertise in Integrated Pest Management shines at 10th International IPM Symposium

Plant doctors at a plant clinic in Kenya
The CABI-led global Plantwise programme and the integration of more environmentally friendly and safer-to-use biological controls for crop pest and disease management have been highlighted at the 10th International IPM Symposium. In addition, Plantwise scooped the IPM Team category in the associated 2021 International IPM Achievement Awards of Excellence. The…
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Field cage study highlights safety of classic biological control agent against devastating invasive fruit fly

D. suzukii on cherry
CABI scientists have led new research which highlights the safety of a classical biological control agent against the devastating invasive fruit fly Drosophila suzukii which attacks over 150 wild and cultivated fruits, including cherries, blueberries and strawberries, as well as the fruits of ornamental plants. Drosophila suzukii, or commonly called…
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