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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 Area-wide management of Asian citrus psyllid in Texas.

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri, is a known vector of the bacterial pathogens Candidatus Liberibacter spp., causal agents of the deadly citrus greening disease or huanglongbing. ACP was first reported in the US in the state of Florida in 1998, but has since invaded all citrus...

Author(s)
Sétamou, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advances in RNA suppression of the Asian citrus psyllid vector and bacteria (huanglongbing pathosystem).

The devastation to the US citrus industries from huanglongbing (HLB or citrus greening disease, caused by 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus') is spread during feeding by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Diaphorina citri. Innovative echnologies, such as RNA suppression by RNAi, morpholino oligos, or...

Author(s)
Hunter, W. B.; Clarke, S. K. V.; Mojica, A. F. S.; Paris, T. M.; Miles, G.; Metz, J. L.; Holland, C. S.; McCollum, G.; Qureshi, J. A.; Tomich, J. M.; Boyle, M. J.; Cano, L.; Altman, S.; Pelz-Stelinski, K. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Venezuela.

Venezuela has a long history in application of pest biological control. The first attempts were recorded at the end of the 19th century with the use of Scelio famelicus for control of the migratory locust Schistocerca paranensis and continued in the middle of the 20th with the introduction of ...

Author(s)
Vásquez, C.; Ferrer, F.; Colmenarez, Y. C.; Morales Sanchez, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic integrated pest management of tropical fruit crops.

This chapter reviews the tactics that could be used or are currently used for organic tropical fruit production. Key insect pests of 4 tropical-subtropical crops, i.e. avocado, mango, pawpaw and banana, are presented and the phases of the IPM programmes for their control are reviewed and discussed.

Author(s)
Peña, J. E.; Carrillo, D.; Fab, B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ticks and dust mites: invasive and health-affecting borderline organisms.

According to the situations and cases presented here, organisms belonging to tick and house dust mite groups can be included within alien invasive pests representing a risk for human health. Rhipicephalus sanguineus, the brown dog tick, a vector for many tick-borne pathogens, is able to efficiently ...

Author(s)
Simoni, S.; Grandi, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Entomopathogenic nematodes for management of insect pests of canola and other oilseed crops.

This chapter reviews the potential of entomophilic nematodes (EPNs) as biological control agents against major insect pests of rape and other Brassica oilseed crops, including Indian mustard, camelina and crambe. Available data on EPN efficacy against different pests is summarized. Future prospects ...

Author(s)
Bal, H. K.; Grewal, P. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control using predators and Parasitoids in Vietnam: from successful participatory approaches to potential challenges.

Author(s)
Costa, A.; Dao, H. T.; Tran, D. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Climate change and urban human health.

This chapter focuses on how to use research to build a resilient city facing the hazards posed by climate change. It takes into account all the interrelationships between climate and pests in cities. It presents an overview of the scientific knowledge on urban health outcomes and their...

Author(s)
Barata, M. M. de L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Innovative formulations useful for area-wide application suitable for climate change.

This chapter provides an overview of the impact of climate change on pest management strategies, and discusses a number of novel technologies, such as the use of 3D-IPNS (3-Dimensional Immobilizing Polymer Network Structure) acting through a physical mechanism, which is a completely new and...

Author(s)
Liszka, D.; Swietoslawski, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter

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