The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is warning sweet potato growers about an emerging root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne enterolobii, which has been identified in fields in Columbus, Johnston, Wayne and Wilson counties

 

 http://www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/release/2017/5-17emergingnematode.htm#.WVpaytyPV1Q.email

 

 
The spread of pests and pathogens that damage plant life could cost global agriculture $540 billion a year, according to a report published on Thursday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-environment-plants-idUSKCN18E005T

 

 

Link to a pdf

 

 

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