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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Whole-body transcriptome of the Douglas-fir seed chalcid, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Megastigmus spermotrophus</i>, reveals ecological and evolutionary insights.

This chapter aims to show the utility of whole-body transcriptomics in the study of wasp venom evolution and of associated microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria and intracellular parasites. It focuses on a unique chalcid wasp, Megastigmus spermotrophus, that has secondarily evolved to...

Author(s)
Paulson, A. R.; Ehlting, J.; Aderkas, P. von; Perlman, S. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Symbionts and pathogens of the Asian citrus psyllid.

This chapter focuses on the associations between Asian citrus physllid (Diaphorina citri) and its community of microorganisms. D. citri harbors a community of microorganisms that contribute to the metabolic needs, and thus the overall fitness, of its insect host. These microorganisms may also alter ...

Author(s)
Pelz-Stelinski, K. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Huanglongbing pathogens: acquisition, transmission and vector interactions.

This chapter provides information on the main components of the transmission process of Liberibacter asiaticus and other Huanglongbing (HLB)-associated bacteria, i.e. acquisition from infected plants, translocation from the gut into other organs and tissues of the vector, evidence for...

Author(s)
El-Desouky, A.; Shatters, R. G., Jr.; Heck, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management objectives and integration of strategies for the Asian citrus psyllid.

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) poses a major threat to citrus everywhere and is the prime focus of citrus pest management wherever it is present. The objective of psyllid management is to slow the establishment of the psyllid and disease by regulatory actions and also by regional 'eradication' efforts...

Author(s)
Stansly, P. A.; Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of the Asian citrus psyllid in Asia.

This chapter focuses on the origin and spread, pest status, current distribution and influence of abiotic factors, chemical control, spread of huanglongbing, insecticide resistance, natural enemies, plant volatiles, and physical control of the Asian citrus psyllid. Citrus industries and orchards...

Author(s)
Beattie, G. A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Asian citrus psyllid management in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This chapter focuses on the main management strategies used by citrus growers for Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) control in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Control strategies include monitoring and phytosanitary alert system, chemical control, biological control, and external actions. Farm size and the presence or...

Author(s)
Miranda, M. P.; Ayres, A. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean: information sources, organizations, types and approaches in biological control.

Biological control with arthropod natural enemies and microbial control agents has been applied since the year 1895 in Latin America and the Caribbean and is currently used on a very large scale. Sources about the history and current situation of biocontrol in this region were not easy to trace and ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.; Luna, M. G.; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
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 Biological control in Colombia.

The history of biological control of agricultural pests in Colombia dates back to 1880. The first documented cases include both classical biocontrol and the use of biopesticides against insect pests. The need to protect four national production systems of great economic importance (oil palm,...

Author(s)
Kondo, T.; Manzano, M. R.; Cotes, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter

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