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Cover for Invasive species and biological control.

This chapter provides an overview of what invasive species are, the origin and sources of these pests, their harm and economic damage, regulations for their prevention, introduction and biological control in Canada.

Author(s)
Parker, D. J.; Gill, B. D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pesticides and biological control.

This chapter reviews how changes in pesticide use during the past 20 years have affected biological control research and implementation in Canada. Focus is given on the development of pesticide resistance by pests, nontarget effects of pesticides, use of pest-resistant crops, and management of...

Author(s)
Floate, K. D.; Bérubé, J.; Boiteau, G.; Dosdall, L. M.; Frankenhuyzen, K. van; Gillespie, D. R.; Moyer, J.; Philip, H. G.; Shamoun, S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Taxonomy and biological control.

This chapter highlights taxonomy and its relationship with biological control, particularly in Canada, and discusses the importance of systematics on biological control, the problems facing taxonomists, the arguments over whether taxonomy is a science or a service, and examples of the benefits that ...

Author(s)
Huber, J. T.; Darbyshire, S.; Bissett, J.; Foottit, R. G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Acantholyda erythrocephala</i> (L.), pine false webworm (Hymenoptera: Pamphiliidae).

This chapter focuses on pine false webworm (Acantholyda erythrocephala) attacking Pinus spp. in Canada, and provides an overview of the biological control agents and parasitoids that have been used to date for its management, the release of the larval parasitoid Myxexoristops hertingi, and the...

Author(s)
Lyons, D. B.; Kenis, M.; Bourchier, R. S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Acleris gloverana</i> (Walshingham), western blackheaded budworm (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).

This chapter focuses on western blackheaded budworm (Acleris gloverana) attacking Tsuga, Picea, Abies and Pseudotsuga spp. in Canada, and provides an overview of the biological control agents, parasitoids and entomopathogens (Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki (Btk) products Dipel, Foray 48B...

Author(s)
Otvos, I. S.; Conder, N.; Heppner, D. G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aculops lycopersici</i> (Massee), tomato russet mite (Acari: Eriophyidae).

This chapter focuses on tomato russet mite, Aculops lycopersici, and provides an overview of its occurrence on tomato, as well as nightshade (Solanum spp.) and petunia (Artemisia jussieana) in Canada, the biological control agents (predatory mites and insects) that are commercially available to...

Author(s)
Shipp, J. L.; Gillespie, D. R.; Ferguson, G. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Adelphocoris lineolatus</i> (Goeze), alfalfa plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae).

This chapter focuses on alfalfa plant bug, Adelphocoris lineolatus, and provides an overview of its occurrence particularly on lucerne in Canada, the biological control agents and parasitoids that have been used to date for its management, the release of Peristenus adelphocoridis, Peristenus...

Author(s)
Soroka, J. J.; Carl, K.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aedes</i>, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Culiseta</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Culex</i> spp., mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae).

This chapter focuses on mosquitoes affecting humans and livestock in Canada (Aedes, Culiseta and Culex spp.), and provides an overview of their biological control using nematodes, fungi and bacteria, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of Romanomermis culicivorax and Bacillus thuringiensis...

Author(s)
Galloway, T. D.; Goettel, M. S.; Boisvert, M.; Boisvert, J.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aphis gossypii</i> Glover, melon/cotton aphid, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aulacorthum solani</i> (Kaltenbach), foxglove aphid, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Macrosiphum euphorbiae</i> (Thomas), potato aphid, and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Myzus persicae</i> (Sulzer), green peach aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae).

This chapter focuses on melon/cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii), foxglove aphid (Aulacorthum solani), potato aphid (Macrosiphum euphorbiae) and green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), providing an overview of their occurrence in greenhouse crops (including fruit, vegetable, flower and spice crops) across...

Author(s)
Gillespie, D. R.; Shipp, J. L.; Raworth, D. A.; Foottit, R. G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Biological control programmes in Canada, 1981-2000.

This book summarizes the biological control programmes in Canada since 1981. The book includes three chapters on the relationships of invasive species, pesticides and taxonomy to biological control, and contains sections on insects and mites (55 chapters, including crop pests, forest pests, public...

Author(s)
Mason, P. G.; Huber, J. T.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book

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