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Cover for Transcriptomics in pest management research.

This chapter focuses on how transcriptomics has boosted research in pest science, the lessons it teaches and possible directions for future study. Some of the biggest areas for future research, i.e. transcriptome characterization of insect pests, invasive species and biological control agents,...

Author(s)
Malacrinò, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Barbados.

Early classical biocontrol successes in Barbados, some in combination with natural control, were the control of: sugarcane borers, sugarcane mealybugs and West Indian cane fly in sugarcane; cottony cushion scale and citrus blackfly in citrus; coconut whitefly in palm; fall armyworm in vegetables...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for General introduction.

This chapter provides information on Bactrocera as pests, as well as introducing their value as model organisms for broader scientific research. The discovery of Bactrocera tryoni in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2015, and the immediate steps done to control its spread are also outlined.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bactrocera</i> as invasive organisms.

This chapter covers our understanding of Bactrocera species as invasive organisms, with a particular focus on their movement capacity and the related quarantine aspects of surveillance, early detection and response.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Transcriptomics in entomological research.

This book introduces transcriptomics and presents an array of its uses in entomology, past and present. It starts with a thorough introduction to how transcriptomics works, its history, and some of its broad-stroke uses in insect science (Chapter 1). This chapter is followed by an exhaustively...

Author(s)
Shelomi, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Argentina.

Biological control in Argentina has a longstanding tradition with records of natural enemy introductions since the beginning of the 20th century, mainly between 1900 and 1940. Eight predators, 70 parasitoids and seven pathogens have been introduced for arthropod control, plus eight weed biocontrol...

Author(s)
Greco, N. M.; Walsh, G. C.; Luna, M. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in continental Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Biological control has been used against agricultural pests and diseases on mainland Ecuador for over 80 years and its use as a pest management tool is increasing. Classical and augmentative biocontrol techniques are now commonly used for a wide range of crops, fruits and flowers that are grown...

Author(s)
Castillo, C. C.; Gallegos, P. G.; Causton, C. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Jamaica.

Jamaica has a rich history of successful biological control of more than 25 pests of economic and quarantine importance. Approximately 14 classical, 13 natural and six augmentative biocontrol programmes were recorded, as well as two fortuitous introductions. The programmes concerned control of key...

Author(s)
Sherwood, M. A.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in the remaining Caribbean islands.

Biological control activities on 18 (groups of) Caribbean islands are summarized. Many natural enemies were introduced to these islands through Trinidad and Tobago up to 1980. Also, inter-island exchange of biocontrol agents took place. The majority of projects concerned classical biocontrol, while ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Suriname.

Research on biological control in Suriname started in the 1910s with reports of native entomopathogenic fungi attacking pests in coffee, followed by native predators attacking pests in cotton in the 1920s. Many other native natural enemies of crop pests were identified in the period up to the 1970s ...

Author(s)
Sauers-Muller, A. van; Jagroep, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter

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