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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
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Cover for Treatments.

This chapter argues that the strength of risk management measures can and should be tailored to the available scientific information. Treatments are applied to plants, plant products or other regulated articles to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of pests. Even though treatments,...

Author(s)
Bloem, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Haiti.

Biocontrol on Haiti is mainly in the form of classical biological control. Successful early projects are control of citrus blackfly by a hymenopteran parasitoid since the 1930s and control of the sugarcane borer by an introduced tachinid parasitoid since 1953. After 1970 three hymenopteran...

Author(s)
Ryckewaert, P.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carrot diseases resulting from phytoplasmas and viruses.

Among several bacteria-like organisms and virus-induced diseases observed in association with diseased plants in the carrot family (Apiaceae), those that consistently appear to be particularly harmful are referenced in this chapter. These include aster yellows phytoplasmas ('Candidatus Phytoplasma...

Author(s)
Groves, R. L.; Clements, J. R.; Bradford, B. Z.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic carrot production.

This chapter provides information on weed control, insect and nematode control, plant disease management, soil fertility, fertilizer application, seed production, and plant breeding in an organic carrot production.

Author(s)
Colley, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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

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