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Cover for Biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean: its rich history and bright future.

This book contains 32 chapters focusing on the biological control of many invasive pests, diseases and weeds and ensuring a healthy and sustainable food supply in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The rich history of biological control in the region is documented and steps for...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.; Luna, M. G.; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean: information sources, organizations, types and approaches in biological control.

Biological control with arthropod natural enemies and microbial control agents has been applied since the year 1895 in Latin America and the Caribbean and is currently used on a very large scale. Sources about the history and current situation of biocontrol in this region were not easy to trace and ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.; Luna, M. G.; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Barbados.

Early classical biocontrol successes in Barbados, some in combination with natural control, were the control of: sugarcane borers, sugarcane mealybugs and West Indian cane fly in sugarcane; cottony cushion scale and citrus blackfly in citrus; coconut whitefly in palm; fall armyworm in vegetables...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The uptake of biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Biological control started to be used in the 1880s in Latin America and the Caribbean and has since developed into a widely applied pest management method. Currently almost 32 million hectares are under classical, more than 31 million hectares under augmentative and hundreds of thousands of...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Cock, M. J. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Jamaica.

Jamaica has a rich history of successful biological control of more than 25 pests of economic and quarantine importance. Approximately 14 classical, 13 natural and six augmentative biocontrol programmes were recorded, as well as two fortuitous introductions. The programmes concerned control of key...

Author(s)
Sherwood, M. A.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in the remaining Caribbean islands.

Biological control activities on 18 (groups of) Caribbean islands are summarized. Many natural enemies were introduced to these islands through Trinidad and Tobago up to 1980. Also, inter-island exchange of biocontrol agents took place. The majority of projects concerned classical biocontrol, while ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pest management in organic rice: Latin America and the Caribbean.

This chapter focuses on organic rice pest management options for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Information on biological control agents, cultural practices, resistant cultivars and other non-chemical means of pest control are discussed. General principles and practical methods of...

Author(s)
Pantoja, A.; Torres, E. A.; Garcia, A.; Gaterol, E. J.; Prado, G. A.; Cruz, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism management in warm-water island destinations: systems and strategies.

This volume focuses on the management of tourism in island environments, particularly in the Caribbean. The first part of the book (chapters 2-5) is about resources for islands, including transport and hospitality, and demand for islands. This part addresses the core resources of tourism products...

Author(s)
McLeod, M.; Croes, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390929)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tourist motivation and demand for islands.

This chapter sheds light on the characteristics that determine the demand for island tourism, by assessing the motivational and economic aspects of tourists choosing to visit island destinations. The chapter focuses on the various demand models that are suitable for islands that are smaller in size ...

Author(s)
Croes, R.; Ridderstaat, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390929)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Island hospitality, services and businesses.

This chapter considers the nature of hospitality services on Caribbean islands and the changing types of tourists that warrant new approaches to ensure business success. The chapter focuses on the emerging dynamic of both 'new tourists' and millennials and identifies the implications of these...

Author(s)
Crick, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390929)
Type
Book chapter

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