New pathogen threatens fennel yield in Italy

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  • March 31, 2020
  • Symptoms caused by Ochraceocephala foeniculi on fennel plants

    A new fungal genus and species Ochraceocephala foeniculi causes fennel yield losses of about 20-30% for three different cultivars. It damages the crops with necrotic lesions on the crown, root and stem.
    International research group makes the first step in handling the new fennel disease by publishing their paper in the open-access journal Mycokeys.

    Parasite vs. Invader: New endoparasitoid wasp can save the Dominican Republic economy

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  • September 12, 2015
  • While biocontrol agents come in different shapes, often taking a lot of time for scientists to research, test and produce, natural ones always seem to be the better option. Now that Drs. Taveras and Hansson have discovered a new parasitoid wasp species in the Dominican Republic, they might have not only met the worst natural […]