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Potato Golden Cyst Nematode (Globodera rostochiensis) is a serious agricultural and quarantine pest. Cysts can live in soil for 30 years and the nematode can cause direct crop losses, increase pest control costs, constrain cropping patterns, and devalue infested land. Potatoes and tomatoes are the main crops of economic importance attacked by this pest. The nematode also reproduces on the roots of eggplant and on...

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Taphrina deformans is the causative agent of peach and almond leaf curl disease. The fungus spends the winter period on twigs, under affected buds, and in the cracks of bark. The climatic factors suitable for the spread of this disease are a relatively warm and humid winter in addition to humid spring with an average temperature of 13-18 degrees Celsius. A particular stage where trees...

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