IRRDB publishes book on SALB

ERJ staff report (DS)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — The IRRDB (International Rubber Research and Development Board) has published a book on the organism Microcyclus uleï which causes South American Leaf Blight in the rubber tree, Hevea Brasiliensis. Funding was provided by the Common Fund for Commodities.

The organism is currently limited to South America, but the industry is concerned that increased global air travel will permit spread to other regions, notably south-east Asia. The IRRDB compiled the work…

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