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The Role of Plantwise in Improving Detection and Action on Pest Situations

Plantwise Annual Report 2019

Implementation and Adoption of Integrated Pest Management Approaches in Latin America: Challenges and Potential

Plantwise: improving food security through better Plant Health System

Managing invasive Madagascar rubbervine in Brazil

Invasion by the alien plant Madagascar rubbervine is endangering native flora and fauna in northeastern Brazil. In the Caatinga area, the endemic Carnaúba palm, with its highly valued wax, has come under threat. CABI, in collaboration with Brazilian counterparts, is seeking to evaluate the rust Maravalia cryptostegia as a potential biocontrol agent for Madagascar rubbervine. The same rust has been used in Australia to successfully control another invasive alien rubbervine species.