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Cover for Postharvest handling, storage and quality.

This chapter provides information on the various factors to consider during the harvesting and handling of pawpaw fruits, such as fruit maturity and visual and sensorial quality characteristics. The benefits of the use of coatings and wraps, optimum temperatures and various packing and storage...

Author(s)
Pauziah Muda; Chen Jung [Chen, J. N.]; Paull, R. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Ecological and economic entomology: a global synthesis.

This book contains 13 chapters focusing on the ecology and control of insects as they affect human society. A brief outline of the insect structure, classification and importance is presented and the various geographical and landscape aspects of the distribution of terrestrial plants and the...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book
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Cover for General introduction.

This chapter discusses the importance of insects (including biological control agents and those that attack field, forest and orchard, domesticated animals and man), as well as their size and taxonomy in relation to physiology and ecology. The function of insect stages is described and the role of...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An introduction to plant pests.

Before starting to classify plant pests, this chapter looks briefly at classification in general to provide some insights. Then, the physical drivers and the global distribution of plant associations are discussed. The classification of plant pests, including the ecological method of...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The pests of roots, tubers and sown seed.

This chapter provides information on some biting pests (generalized or polyphagous feeders and specialized or oligophagous feeders) and sucking pests of roots, tubers and sown seeds, including species from Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Auchenorrhyncha (Cicadidae and Cercopidae), Sternorrhyncha...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The pests of plant stems.

Stem systems are variously affected by pest insects. The great majority are biting, internal pests, gaining protection as well as nutrition from the plant they attack. This chapter contains examples of different species of biting and sucking pests of woody stems and soft and cereal stems.

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The insect pests of flowers and fruits.

This chapter contains examples of insect pests specialized to attack flowers, fruits and seeds, including biting pests (such as Dermaptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, and Hymenoptera), and sucking pests (such as Thysanoptera, Heteroptera, and Sternorrhyncha). Examples of pests, mainly...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The dynamics of insect numbers 1: history, classical theories, time series, life tables, models.

This chapter presents a brief history of population dynamics and evolution, classical theories on the control of animal numbers and empirical time-series data on insect population dynamics. The importance, construction, analysis and limitations of insect life tables are discussed and the value and...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The dynamics of insect numbers 2: pattern and process.

This chapter focuses on the spatial structure of the insect's world (patch, habitat and global) and then discusses the outcomes for dynamic processes at each of these levels. Information on the evolution of insect population dynamics and the relationship between population dynamics and integrated...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Applied ecology and methods of control.

This chapter provides information on the general ecology of insect pests, various methods of pest control and their efficacy and target pests and the benefits of integrated pest management in various cropping systems. Some pests relevant to the medical and veterinary entomology fields are presented ...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter

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