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May 8th, 2015 / AllAfrica.com

thumb.aspxThe fast spreading and highly destructive papaya mealy bug has invaded Tanzania, IITA has reported. “The pest is rapidly spreading through the coastal areas of Tanzania around Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar,” IITA statement posted on its website says.The pest is attacking important food crops such as papaya and cassava, and ornamental plants such as hibiscus and frangipani. Read more