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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 Vertisols management in South Africa.

This chapter reviews and discusses physical, chemical and biological constraints associated with Vertisol cultivation in South Africa. Unsustainable cultivation practices induce detrimental changes in soil structure, which could be prevented and even reversed by following sustainable cultivation...

Author(s)
Merwe, A. J. van der; Villiers, M. C. de; Bühmann, C.; Beukes, D. J.; Walters, M. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for South African king crickets (Anostostomatidae).

This chapter focuses on the South African king crickets (Anostostomatidae [Gryllidae]). The composition of the fauna and the noteworthy species (Borborothus opaca, Onosandrus, Henicus monstrosus, Nasidius sp., Libanasa sp. and Libanasidus vittatus) are described. Future developments are mentioned.

Author(s)
Toms, R. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994086)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The biology of wetas, king crickets and their allies.

Wetas are native to New Zealand and in evolutionary terms are insect 'dinosaurs' within the Orthoptera. Related species occur in South Africa, Australia, North America and to a lesser extent, Europe. This book brings together all known information on these groups (mostly in superfamilies...

Author(s)
Field, L. H.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994086)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for The sustainable management of Vertisols.

This book provides an up-to-date information on Vertisols research, and guides readers to important reference material. Four keynote papers and eight country papers and national perspectives on the management of Vertisols in Malawi, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana and...

Author(s)
Syers, J. K.; Penning de Vries, F. W. T.; Nyamudeza, P.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Community-based ecotourism, social exclusion and the changing political economy of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

This chapter examines tourism in South Africa, more specifically in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Interviews conducted with the major stakeholders between 1994 and 1999 set out to consider whether, within the context of the province's political economy, ecotourism allowed the authors to identify a ...

Author(s)
Brennan, F.; Allen, G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994338)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Underutilized edible plants from South Africa: a perspective.

This paper focuses on the data obtained from a comprehensive survey which dealt with the traditional use of edible plants among the rural populations of South Africa.

Author(s)
Jacobs, T. V.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Urocyclus flavescens</i> Kerferstein (Urocyclidae) as a pest of banana in South Africa.

Banana (Musa acuminata) production in South Africa; the emergence of U. flavescens as a pest of banana in the region; and the ecology and integrated control of U. flavescens are briefly discussed.

Author(s)
Jager, K. de; Daneel, M.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993201)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Helicidae as pests in Australian and South African grapevines.

Viticulture in Australia and South Africa is described. The geographical distribution, dispersal and phenology of Cantareus aspersus and Theba pisana, the major gastropod species infesting grape-producing regions in Australia and South Africa, are briefly discussed. The control of these pests by...

Author(s)
Sanderson, G.; Sirgel, W.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993201)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Efficiency effects of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bt</i> cotton adoption by smallholders in Makhathini Flats, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The results of a survey of 100 smallholders in the Makhathini Flats region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa give cause for cautious optimism regarding the impact of Bt cotton. The farmers who adopted the Bt cotton variety in the 1998 and 1999 seasons benefited from the new technology, according to...

Author(s)
Ismaël, Y.; Beyers, L.; Thirtle, C.; Piesse, J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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