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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
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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
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Exploiting alien genetic variation for germplasm enhancement in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brassica</i> oilseeds.

This chapter focuses on wide hybridization, alien gene transfer, interspecific and intergeneric hybridization, disease resistace, pest resistance, abiotic stress resistance, and genes for quality traits in Brassicaceae.

Author(s)
Mehak Gupta; Banga, S. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter examines the global benefits of international trade in plants and plant products. The problem of exponentially increasing introduction of phytosanitary pests and pathogens via the plant trade pathway is then explored to point towards phytosanitary risk management as the global...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risk.

This chapter provides a description of the risk concepts that risk managers need to understand in order to function in their jobs. It does not adhere strictly to the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) notions of risk management. Phytosanitary risk...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Uncertainty.

This chapter provides information on why uncertainty is critically important for risk managers to understand. Though a legitimate focal point for most risk analysis communities of practice, it remains somewhat subtle in its role in phytosanitary risk management. There is an opportunity for...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risk managers.

This chapter takes a high-level look at who the risk managers are, what they do, the roles they play, vertical and horizontal alignment of risk management and the qualities of a good risk manager. It identifies the risk managers in two broad categories of risk: production risk, which is borne and...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter

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