Rice pests multiply post-floods in Thai…

As an example of the kind of environmental disaster that can unfold onto rice, Thailand’s rice crop is being hit hard by two rice pests fueled by the devastating floods that hit the country through the end of last year. The pest, known as brown planthopper (BPH), transmits two viruses that hit yields as well as eating away at rice plants. The brown plant-hopper, also known as the brown leaf-hopper, is one of the pests that Chinese and International Rice Research Institute scientists are seeking to thwart

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