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Cover for Managing pests, pathogens, and beneficial organisms.

The first section of this chapter describes the ecological approach to managing non-crop organisms in the garden. The second section briefly describes the common types of pests, pathogens and other organisms (including beneficial organisms) found in gardens. Five sections covers five basic...

Author(s)
Orum, T. V.; Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
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 Integrated management of Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing in Florida: past, present and future.

First detected in 1998, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Diaphorina citri swept through Florida (USA) in record time, comparable in spread only to the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella detected 5 years earlier. Movement of both pests was aided by commercial transport of plants throughout the...

Author(s)
Stansly, P. A.; Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in the Dominican Republic.

During the first part of the 20th century several introductions were made, resulting in successful classical biocontrol of coconut scale and cottony cushion scale. After 1970, biocontrol activities increased and prospecting for biocontrol agents of pests, diseases and weeds took place. Other...

Author(s)
Serra, C.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
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
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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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Cover for Tomato and pepper.

This chapter describes some diseases (including postharvest diseases) of tomato and pepper, including their symptoms and causal agents (bacteria, viral and fungi, including seedborne and soilborne). Some control measures are given, such as use of pesticides, cultural methods, resistant cultivars,...

Author(s)
O'Neill, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bacterial pathogens of ornamentals, including mycoplasmas.

This chapter describes some diseases (including storage decay) of ornamental plants caused by bacteria, including mycoplasmas. Information is given on the disease symptoms, causal agents and control measures, including the use of bactericides, cultural methods, biological control agents, and...

Author(s)
Fox, R. T. V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fusarium graminearum</i> Schwabe (teleomorph <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gibberella zeae</i> (Schwein.) Petch.), Fusarium head blight disease (Nectriaceae).

This chapter describes the economic importance of Fusarium head blight (FHB; F. graminearum [Gibberella zeae]) in Canada, and provides an overview of crop breeding for FHB resistance, and of chemical and biological control methods for FHB management in the region.

Author(s)
He JianWei; Boland, G. J.; Zhou Ting
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Armillaria root rots.

Armillaria causes root disease of woody plants (including forest trees, amenity trees, orchard trees and vines). This chapter summarizes the knowledge of the fungus in forestry and emphasizes interesting facts for the forest manager. Information is provided on their distribution, detection,...

Author(s)
Guillaumin, J. J.; Legrand, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640402)
Type
Book chapter

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