New pests

Japan’s coveted cherry blossoms, other ecosystems threatened by alien species External link

Source country japantimes Monday, March 27, 2017 9:03:00 AM CEST | info [other]

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Spring has come — the season when cherry blossoms bloom nationwide. But ecologists warn that Japan’s most popular sites for hanami ( cherry blossom-viewing) might disappear in the next couple of decades. This is because red-necked longhorn beetles, a species foreign to the country, are eating the blossoms and damaging the trees....

UK Government sets out water sector cyber security strategy External link

Source country energylivenews Monday, March 27, 2017 9:02:00 AM CEST | info [other]

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has set out a new strategy to reduce the risks of cyber-attacks in the water industry. The ‘Water Sector Cyber Security’ strategy incorporates contributions from the sector and aims to guide activities across water companies and government....

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Stem Rust

Plant scientists to discuss latest UNH research External link

Source country fosters Friday, March 24, 2017 3:59:00 PM CET | info [other]

Trigger words: [StemRust] Stem Rust[1];

Other categories: Environment; Food Contact Material;

DURHAM — Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station will discuss their latest research at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses at a Research ȁ#x201c;Field Dayȁ#x201d; Friday, March 31. The event, which will be held as part of the UNH Spring Greenhouse Open House, runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a....

Getreideschwarzrost - Pilzbefall bedroht die Getreideernte im Mittelmeerraum External link

Source country deutschlandfunk Friday, March 17, 2017 8:48:00 PM CET | info English text... [en] [other]

Trigger words: [StemRust] Schwarzrost[3]; Getreideschwarzrost[5];

Other categories: FAO;

Getreideschwarzrost Pilzbefall bedroht die Getreideernte im Mittelmeerraum. Im vergangenen Jahr sind durch Pilzbefall große Teile der Getreideernte auf Sizilien vernichtet worden. Ursache war eine bisher unbekannte Variante des Getreideschwarzrosts. Die Sporen können mit dem Wind weite Strecken.......

Cereals black rust - fungus threatens the grain harvest in the mediterranean

Cereals black rust fungi growth threatens the wheat crop in the mediterranean. In the last year by fungus large parts of the wheat crop in sicily were destroyed. The cause was a hitherto unknown variant of the Getreideschwarzrosts. The spores can with the Wind long distances....

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