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Cover for Agricultural biotechnology for food and nutritional security.

This chapter considers the role of agricultural biotechnology in enhancing food and nutritional security in India. An overview is presented of non-genetic modification (non-GM) biotechnology as well as GM technology. The global trends in GM crops, the status of GM crops in India, the Bt cotton...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent change of biocontrol services in cotton agro-ecosystem of Northern China.

Author(s)
Lu, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Chronicling the socio-economic impact of integrating biological control, technology, and knowledge over 25 years of IPM in Arizona.

Author(s)
Ellsworth, P. C.; Fournier, A.; Frisvold, G.; Naranjo, S. E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Successes and failures of transgenic Bt crops: global patterns of field-evolved resistance.

Farmers planted genetically engineered crops that produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) on a cumulative total of 570 million ha worldwide from 1996 to 2013. These Bt crops kill some key insect pests, yet they are not toxic to most other organisms, including...

Author(s)
Tabashnik, B. E.; Carrière, Y.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Status of resistance to Bt cotton in China: cotton bollworm and pink bollworm.

Transgenic cotton that expresses a gene derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has been deployed for combating the cotton pests Helicoverpa armigera and Pectinophora gossypiella since 1997 in China. The pest management tactics associated with Bt cotton have resulted in a drastic...

Author(s)
Gao YuLin; Liu ChenXi; Wu YiDong; Wu KongMing
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect resistance management and integrated pest management for Bt crops: prospects for an area-wide view.

Throughout this book, several authors have reviewed the pest resistance challenges within the context of the use of genetically modified (GM) crops, the solutions that are necessary to mitigate the evolution of insect pest resistance and the continued need for effective insect resistance management ...

Author(s)
Hutchison, W. D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Research in cotton fibre improvement.

This chapter discusses the cotton fibre development and cellulose synthesis (fibre initiation, elongation and primary cell wall development, fibre secondary cell wall development and fibre maturation), fibre properties (physiochemical composition and structural properties of cellulose and physical...

Author(s)
Aleman, L.; Allen, R. D.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936167)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cotton production, processing and uses of cotton raw material.

This chapter focuses on the cotton production statistics and practices, sustainable production systems and genetic improvement and postharvest aspects, such as fibre processing, harvesting and ginning, classing, marketing and spinning, and fibre quality. The different uses of cotton raw materials...

Author(s)
Campbell, B. T.; Hinze, L.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936167)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resistance management of transgenic insect-resistant crops: ecological factors.

From their introduction in 1996-2007, the genetically modified (GM) crops grown with traits for insecticide resistance (GM IR) have been predominantly maize and cotton varieties expressing Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1 toxins for the control of larval stages of relatively few key moth pest species....

Author(s)
Raymond, B.; Wright, D. J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management for sustainable agriculture.

This chapter describes the implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) in Australian cotton as an example of the broad strategic and tactical approach that could be applied to a range of field crops. The Australian cotton industry illustrates well the numerous challenges of integration and...

Author(s)
Fitt, G.; Wilson, L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938086)
Type
Book chapter

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