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Cover for Manipulation of chronobiology.

This chapter proposes chronobiology considerations and the manipulation of arthropod biological clocks. The effects of light on circadian and photoperiodic responses are complex and can affect arthropod biology at many levels. The development of methods to alter daily and seasonal rhythms of...

Author(s)
Abrieux, A.; Gottlieb, D.; Chiu, J. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Quantitative genetics in improving root and tuber crops.

This chapter focuses on the breeding methods, inbreeding depression, epistasis and heterosis in root and tuber crops and bananas (RTBs). The importance of assessing epistasis in diallel crosses in RTB crops are also discussed.

Author(s)
Ceballos, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Insect pest management.

This book aims to provide an overview of insect pest management, highlighting the major problem areas and contentious issues and, where possible, attempting to identify promising lines and directions for future research and implementation. The book includes descriptions and explanations of the...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Host plant resistance.

This chapter deals with host plant resistance to pests, discussing the genetics of virulence and resistance, resistance evaluation, breeding methods and new plant breeding techniques. The potential of host plant resistance as a means of managing insect pests has always been considered fundamental...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Programme design, management and implementation.

This chapter deals with integrated pest management (IPM) programme design, management, delivery of research results, implementation and adoption. There is no detailed formula for the development of an IPM programme that can be applied to every situation. This is as much because of the variety of...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Driving forces and future prospects for IPM.

This chapter considers the current status of pest management from a number of different perspectives, first by describing three crop/pest management systems and a few of the lessons that can be learnt from these. This is followed by an analysis of the influence of the 'panacea mentality' on the...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
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 Guatemala.

Biological control was initiated in Guatemala in the 1990s, after costs for chemicals had increased substantially and had resulted in a drastic decrease in production of, for example, cotton and tomato. Most often, augmentative biocontrol is used in Guatemala. Examples of successful programmes are...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Guyana.

Conservation biological control, implemented in the 1910s by erecting perches in rice fields for insectivorous birds, resulted in effective control of the fall armyworm. Guyana is supposed to be the first country where the tachinid parasitoid Lydella minense, which had been collected in 1932 in...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Paraguay.

Biological control in Paraguay started in the 1980s with the use of a baculovirus for augmentative biocontrol of the soybean caterpillar and application of parasitoids to control the sugarcane borer. Since 2000, organic production has stimulated use of biocontrol. Also in 2000, large-scale...

Author(s)
Cabral Antúnez, C. C.; Resquín Romero, G.; Gómez López, V. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter

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