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Cover for Fungal diseases of the root, corm and pseudostem.

This chapter discusses fungal diseases of the root, corm and pseudostem of banana (Musa and Ensete), providing information on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology, host reaction, and control using cultural, chemical, biological and other...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fungal diseases of banana fruit.

This chapter discusses fungal diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete) fruit, providing information on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology, host reaction, and control using cultural, chemical, biological and other control methods.

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases and management.

Pomegranate, which once had no major biotic problems except fruit borer, today faces a multitude of biotic stresses. Among them, bacterial and fungal diseases are prominent in pomegranate production regions, leading to considerable fruit losses throughout the growing season. More than 55 pathogens...

Author(s)
Sharma, J.; Manjunath, G.; Xavier, K. V.; Vallad, G. E.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
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 Biological control.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is susceptible to herbivory, but there are no herbivores or pathogens in the introduced ranges that are known to exert any critical impact on parthenium weed. Classical biological control, using host-specific (highly selective) natural enemies introduced...

Author(s)
Dhileepan, K.; McFadyen, R.; Strathie, L.; Naeem Khan
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Minor families.

This chapter includes mites in five families (Dolichocybidae, Siteroptidae, Pygmephoridae, Scutacaridae and Microdispidae) that have in common a capacity to be either directly or indirectly injurious to mushrooms (including edible and cultivated mushroom species). Information is given on their...

Author(s)
Vacante, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for New biocontrol strategies for strawberry fungal pathogens.

This chapter discusses the use of methyl bromide and other fungicides to control fungal damage in strawberry cultivation. It also discusses the various alternatives that are being developed for biological control of strawberry crop diseases, as well as the mode of action of these biological control ...

Author(s)
Carbú, M.; González-Rodríguez, V. E.; Garrido, C.; Husaini, A. M.; Cantoral, J. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646633)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Status of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management strategies in the USA.

This chapter aims to document the uses for entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) in the USA, and to pay special attention to examples where EPNs accomplish something that other pest management strategies do not. The status of integrated pest management (IPM) in the USA is described. The application of...

Author(s)
Stevens, G.; Lewis, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Status of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management strategies in South Africa.

Integrated pest management (IPM) strategies are currently implemented against several insect pests in South Africa, of which noteworthy targets include: the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta, on citrus; potato leaf miner, Liriomyza huidobrensis, in potato; grapevine mealybug, Planococcus ...

Author(s)
Hatting, J. L.; Malan, A. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Strawberry.

This chapter describes some diseases (including storage decay) of strawberry, caused by fungi (including soilborne), Oomycota and bacteria. Information is given on the disease symptoms, causal agents and control measures, such as the use of fungicides and bactericides, cultural methods, biological...

Author(s)
Saville, R.; Xu XiangMing; Berrie, A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book chapter

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