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Cover for Engineering pest tolerance.

This chapter summarizes the ways in which genetic engineering has been used to improve the survival, growth, and defence against various pests of poplar (Populus spp.).

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Disease and pest management.

This chapter provides information on the broad array of fungal, bacterial and viral diseases and insect and nematode pests and their impacts on strawberry production. Some important notes regarding the causal organisms, damage and control methods are also presented.

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242270)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: pests and diseases.

Cassava is attacked by numerous pests and diseases that cause significant losses, especially in South America, its area of origin. Some pathogens attack only the stakes and invade the vascular system, constituting primary sources of infection, while others attack only foliar or root tissues. This...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet potato: pests and diseases.

This chapter focuses on insect pests, plant parasitic nematodes, plant diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses, and their integrated control in sweet potatoes.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yams: pests and diseases.

This chapter focuses on insect pests, plant parasitic nematodes, plant diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses, and their integrated control in yams.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Endophytes as novel pest control agents: myth or reality?

Endophytic fungi are ubiquitous in nature and their potential for pest control in grassland systems is well understood. However, their role as novel pest control agents in herbaceous crops is far less clear. These fungi can be broadly split into two groups: unspecialized species (including...

Author(s)
Gange, A. C.; Currie, A. F.; Spong, J. R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological and chemical soil fumigation and pest and disease management comparisons in the Western Cape.

Brassica spp. are cultivated all over the world; commercial species include cabbage, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi and turnip. In this study the focus was on production of broccoli, Brassica oleracea, in the Western Cape province of South Africa and its economically important pests and diseases,...

Author(s)
Niekerk, A. van; Auerbach, R.; Lamprecht, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phytotoxins.

Evidence of the existence of a wide range of secondary compounds and proteins in plants with pharmacological activity or with the potential to cause adverse effects in other living organisms is now firmly embedded in the scientific literature. The term 'phytotoxins' is conventionally used to...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Belize.

Parasitoids were first introduced into Belize in 1969 for control of Anastrepha spp. fruit flies, but although this and other classical biocontrol attempts sometimes resulted in establishment, control was insufficient. During the same period, natural control of the West Indian cane fly was...

Author(s)
Sosa, E. E.; Blanco, F.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
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