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Cover for Economic impacts of integrated pest management practices in developing countries.

Integrated pest management (IPM) is a crop protection strategy that integrates multiple practices, disciplines and concerns for economic, ecological and social wellbeing. Therefore, impact assessment of IPM can focus on a single IPM practice, a few practice(s) or on a complete IPM strategy. This...

Author(s)
Norton, G. W.; Alwang, J.; Kassie, M.; Muniappan, R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soybean disease and production losses.

To gain some perspective on the relative magnitude of crop loss due to disease, this chapter first takes a brief look at the impact of weeds and animal pests (focusing on insect pests) on soyabean production. Then, soyabean production losses to pathogens in the USA and the world are discussed, as...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Arthropod pests.

This chapter describes the major pests of Citrus and the recent changes in their distribution. These pests include the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), citrus leafminer (Phyllocnistis citrella), root weevil (Diaprepes abbreviatus), citrus rust mite (Phyllocoptruta oleivora), and nematodes....

Author(s)
Albrigo, L. G.; Stelinski, L. L.; Timmer, L. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938154)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biology and management of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bactrocera</i> and related fruit flies.

This book with 12 chapters presents the systematics and taxonomy, evolutionary biogeography and biodiversity, basic biology and demographic ecology, reproductive biology and mating behaviour, and pest control of Bactrocera and related fruit flies.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for General introduction.

This chapter provides information on Bactrocera as pests, as well as introducing their value as model organisms for broader scientific research. The discovery of Bactrocera tryoni in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2015, and the immediate steps done to control its spread are also outlined.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Systematics and taxonomy.

This chapter focuses on the taxonomy of Bactrocera (Tephritidae: Diptera) and some related species, such as Dacus and Zeugodacus, which constitutes the tribe Dacini, within the subfamily Dacinae. Some disagreements on their formal, higher-level systematic placement are also presented.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evolutionary biogeography and biodiversity.

The first part of this chapter provides information on some of the drivers of divergence and radiation (i.e. evolutionary biogeography) and the resulting regional and local faunas (i.e. biodiversity) of Bactrocera and Zeugodacus/Dacus species. The second part focuses on what we know about ...

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Basic biology and demographic ecology.

This chapter introduces the basics of Dacini (Tephritidae) fruit fly biology. The first part of the chapter covers their life cycle and life stages and identifies the resources needed by those different life stages. The second part introduces the flies' demographic ecology, which covers population...

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reproductive biology and mating behaviour.

This chapter provides a description of Bactrocera reproductive morphology, the mating systems by which males and females find each other in the environment and the individual components of the courtship process. A lengthy discussion on male lures, one of the most unique components of dacine...

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Host use.

This chapter looks at the patterns of larval host use by Bactrocera and other dacines and at the processes that underpin those patterns. These patterns include host specialism versus generalism and the relationship between female preference and offspring performance. The importance of the knowledge ...

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
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