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The Eleventh Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures successfully held in Rome

Posted on Wed, 13 Apr 2016, 08:40

The Eleventh Session of the Commission of Phytosanitary Measures (CPM 11) was successfully held from 4-8 April 2016, in FAO-HQ, Rome, Italy. The CPM 11 was the first meeting for the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) towards next five years ...

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Biodiversity brings disease resistance study suggests

Posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2016, 10:05

A novel study of a Tibetan alpine meadow has shown a clear link between higher biodiversity and greater infectious disease resistance. The researchers say it provides further strong evidence that maintaining biodiversity among the world''s species should be a ...

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Black wattle***s new biogeographic distribution threatens flight safety in China

Posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2016, 10:00

Black wattle, flowering trees also known as Australian acacia, have been observed to rapidly invade local airports in Yunnan province, southwestern China. According to the ecologists, this alien species and its fast spreading populations are to lead to new threats ...

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Plants vital to human diets but face growing risks from pests and diseases

Posted on Tue, 05 Apr 2016, 13:51

4 April 2016, FAO, Rome - Invasive ants that devour crops, or the insidious olive quick decline syndrome, which scorches leaves and withers branches, are just some of the multitude of plant-health threats that are spreading more easily in today''s ...

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Tests find trees tolerant to olive tree killer pathogen

Posted on Fri, 01 Apr 2016, 18:47

Tests suggests some varieties of olive trees appear to be resistant to an invasive pathogen posing a serious risk to Europe''s olive industry. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35917107?SThisFB

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