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Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug – Effects on Caribbean Trade

The Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus) has caused tremendous economic losses in many Caribbean countries since its introduction to Grenada in 1994. Due to the exportation of flowers and fresh fruits trade in some…

New biological control agent for Parthenium!

An application was recently submitted for the release of the stem-boring weevil into Pakistan. It was approved with permission for CABI to release Listronotus setosipennis in phases in Pakistan. This new biological control agent will…

How has the introduction of the small Indian mongoose impacted Caribbean islands?

The small Indian mongoose is also known as Herpestes auropunctatus. It is an invasive species that has plagued the Caribbean islands since its introduction in the late 19th century to early 20th century. It is…