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Cover for Aroids: pests and diseases.

Aroids (Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma) are fairly robust plants with leathery leaves, which are difficult for most insects to chew. As a group, they are often left to grow without pesticides and still manage to produce significant yields. There are, however,...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Arthropod pests and their management.

In the present chapter, the first part deals with pomegranate integrated pest management (which involves chemical, cultural, physical and biological control methods), followed by a description of the main pests in relation to their potential economic importance worldwide and grouped according to...

Author(s)
Cocuzza, G. E. M.; Goldansaz, S. H.; Harsur, M.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Thuja</i> L.

This chapter discusses the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; provenance; yield; timber and uses; and place of western red cedar (Thuja plicata...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phytosanitary measures.

This chapter introduces phytosanitary measures, with a particular focus on disinfestation measures and potential issues that researchers and industry should consider when undertaking disinfestation research. Examples drawn from research conducted in Australia, such as the use of laboratory-reared...

Author(s)
Leach, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regulatory controls.

This chapter focues on the importance of the role of the International Plant Protection Convention and its International Standards for Phytosanitary Measurements in ensuring the adequacy of pre- and/or postharvest fruit fly controls to minimize risk to a standard acceptable to allow the free...

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

This chapter speculates on the future of selected areas of fruit fly research such as omics and whole-systems biology, a world without the use of pesticides and biodiversity assessment.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for The economics of integrated pest management of insects.

This book contains 10 chapters addressing the economic analyses of integrated management of pests in crops, animals and humans. The economic evaluation that can identify which factors in the IPM system are most important in their impact on the comparison of costs and benefits are also discussed.

Author(s)
Onstad, D. W.; Crain, P. R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book
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Cover for Major economic issues in integrated pest management.

This chapter focuses on economic issues in integrated pest management (IPM) in animal and crop production. The types of costs involved in major approaches to IPM were provided. Economic analyses on classical biological control, choice of livestock breed and crop variety, schedule for crop or...

Author(s)
Onstad, D. W.; Crain, P. R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic value of arthropod biological control.

Overall, biological control (use of natural enemies, such as predators, parasitoids and pathogens) potentially provides among the highest returns on investment available in integrated pest management (IPM) even while estimation of its economic value has received relatively little attention from...

Author(s)
Naranjo, S. E.; Frisvold, G. B.; Ellsworth, P. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economics of host-plant resistance.

Host-plant resistance (HPR) has been declared the foundation of integrated pest management (IPM), which is compatible with all strategies and integrated tactics. However, there is bias in publications about HPR. Most published studies highlight positive results with research and development. Very...

Author(s)
Onstad, D. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter

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