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Cover for Air pollution problems in the forested areas of Mexico and Central America.

Mexico and the Central American countries share many historical and cultural features. Their climatic conditions as well as their vegetation communities are common in some geographical zones, such as the southern Pacific Mexican coast south to Panama. It is interesting and important to point out...

Author(s)
Bauer, L. I. de; Hernandez-Tejeda, T.; Skelly, J. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994819)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bioassays of entomopathogenic microbes and nematodes.

The background theory and practical protocols for bioassays of biological control agents against agricultural and medical insect pests are provided. Chapters are presented on the bioassays of Bacillus thuringiensis, bacteria against soil-dwelling insect pests, entomopathogenic viruses, entomogenous ...

ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994222)
Type
Book
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Cover for Sampling and monitoring in crop protection. The theoretical basis for developing practical decision guides.

This book is divided into the following chapters: basic concepts of decision-making in pest management; basic concepts of sampling for pest management; classifying pest density; distributions; sequential sampling for classification; enhancing and evaluating the usefulness of sampling plans;...

Author(s)
Binns, M. R.; Nyrop, J. P.; Werf, W. van der
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993478)
Type
Book
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Cover for Hemp diseases and pests: management and biological control - an advanced treatise.

This unique book combines a review of the hemp (Cannabis) pest and disease literature published over the past 50 years with up-to-date information on modern biological control techniques. Each pest and disease organism is presented in the same format, covering economic impact, geographical and...

Author(s)
McPartland, J. M.; Clarke, R. C.; Watson, D. P.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994543)
Type
Book
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Cover for Insect pest management.

This book aims to provide an overview of insect pest management for undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers. Emphasis is placed on the underlying principles and experimental approaches to the science that underpins the development of working integrated pest management systems. Case...

Author(s)
Dent, D.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993409)
Type
Book
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Cover for Crop ecosystem responses to climatic change: root and tuberous crops.

The responses of root and tuber crops to climatic change are reviewed in this chapter. The topics discussed include: expected effects of climate on root and tuber crops (phenology, development, biomass, yield and photosynthesis); herbivory; and carbon dioxide and climatic change interaction in...

Author(s)
Miglietta, F.; Bindi, M.; Vaccari, F. P.; Schapendonk, A. H. C. M.; Wolf, J.; Butterfield, R. E.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994390)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop ecosystem responses to climatic change: pests and population dynamics.

This chapter reviews the effects of climatic changes on pest population dynamics. The topics discussed include: the use of growth indices in climate matching; some modelling preliminaries; physiology-based analysis; per unit mass growth dynamics; climatic effects on tritrophic systems; climatic...

Author(s)
Gutierrez, A. P.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994390)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Priorities in biopesticide research and development in developing countries: biopesticides series no. 2.

This chapter presents a case study of the development of a Metarhizium anisopliae-based biological insecticide for controlling locusts and grasshoppers, under the LUBILOSA (Lutte Biologique contre les Locusts et Sauteriaux) programme. This product was trademarked Green Muscle and was registered for ...

Author(s)
Harris, J.; Dent, D. R.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994796)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Questionnaire design and target researchers.

This chapter describes the distribution of questionnaires on biopesticides to 1038 researchers in 50 different developing countries. The various sources of contact details of these biopesticide researchers are listed.

Author(s)
Harris, J.; Dent, D. R.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994796)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology.

This chapter concentrates on the biotechnological techniques developed in the fields of plant cell tissue culture and genetic engineering. Information is presented under the following headings: in vitro cultures and plant regeneration of grain legumes, including introduction to in vitro culture,...

Author(s)
Kuchuk, N.; Griga, M.; Kosturkova, G.; Ilieva-Stoilova, M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994673)
Type
Book chapter

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