Content tagged "agrosecurity:plants"

Asian Longhorn Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)

Asian longhorn beetle (ALB), a native of China and Korea, was first discovered in the U.S. on Long Island in New York in 1996. ALB is found in deciduous...

Pink Hibiscus Mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirstutus)

Pink hibiscus mealybug (PHM) can infect more than 300 plant species including hibiscus, citrus, coffee, sugarcane, plums, guava, mango, and several species...

Plum Pox Virus Potyvirus

Plum pox virus (PPV), also known as “sharka,” is one of the most devastating diseases of stone fruits (plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines, almonds, and...

The History of Crops as an Agroterrorism Target

 Plant systems, the “base” of our food production system, have been targeted by military and other groups several times throughout history.In the year 346...

Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum)

Sudden oak death, Phytophthora ramorum, is a funguslike disease that causes leaf spots, cankers, and dieback in more than 12 families of plants. Also known...

Ralstonia (Ralstonia Solanacearum race 3 biovar 2)

Ralstonia solanacearum is a bacterial pathogen of many species of plants. Race 3 biovar 2 infects potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, geraniums and a few...

Karnal Bunt (Tilletia indica)

Karnal bunt is a fungal disease that affects the kernel of wheat and triticale. Climatic conditions play an important role in appearance of the disease. It...

Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic pest of ash trees. It is a recent introduction to the United States. EAB first was detected near Detroit, Michigan,...

Cactus Moth (Cactoblastis cactorum)

The cactus moth has a rather checkered past. It has been used successfully to eradicate extensive infestations of prickly pear (Opuntia spp) cactus in...

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) was first identified in the United States in fall, 2001, in Pennsylvania. BMSB is a known pest of fruit trees and legumes...

Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri)

Asian citrus psyllid is a major pest of citrus, primarily because it transmits Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus bacteria, the causative agent for citrus...

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