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Cassava Amblypelta dieback (019) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Cassava shoot dieback, coconut premature nut fall

Scientific Name

Amblypelta species. The species on cassava has not been determined.

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2017) Amblypelta cocophaga (coconut bug). Crop Protection Compendium. ( Photos 1&2 Brisbane Insects and Spiders website. ( Photo 5 Michael Atuai. PNG LNG Livelihood Restoration Team.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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