- Taipei-Manila ECA study nearly complete
- Biotech experts meet
- Emerging infectious diseases in food crops
- Finding ways to solve the Asian water problems
- The quest for fresh and safe seafood
- Plant pathologists meet in Tokyo
- Soil info managers exchange experience
- Citrus HLB: up close
- Revitalizing rural areas
Emerging infectious diseases in food crops
Poleroviruses and thrips-borne tospoviruses have been keeping plant pathologists busy lately because they are now considered as emerging threats to the production of important vegetable and fruit crops in tropical and sub-tropical Asia. A recently concluded FFTC and Tokyo University of Agriculture co-sponsored international seminar in japan tackled these new emerging infectious diseases in food crops.
The Tomato spotted ringspot virus (TNRV) is a new tospovirus species affecting tomato and pepper in the northern and central regions of Thailand.