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Cover for Optical manipulation of arthropod pests and beneficials.

This book presents the current knowledge on arthropod vision and the results of successful manipulations of arthropods. It also suggests new methods for using optical manipulation to protect against arthropod pests and to improve the performance of beneficial arthropods. Due to the applied nature...

Author(s)
Abrieux, A.; Ben-Yakir, D.; Chiu, J. C.; Funderburk, J. E.; Gottlieb, D.; Horváth, G.; Lev-Yadun, S.; Lim, U. T.; Martini, X.; Shimoda, M.; Tol, R. W. H. M. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book
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Cover for Applied ecology and methods of control.

This chapter provides information on the general ecology of insect pests, various methods of pest control and their efficacy and target pests and the benefits of integrated pest management in various cropping systems. Some pests relevant to the medical and veterinary entomology fields are presented ...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management.

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an integrated approach for prevention of losses caused by plant diseases and pests. In the IPM approach, the aim is to use ecologically and economically sound methods that reduce or minimize the risk to human health and the environment. This means that...

Author(s)
Munk, L.; Yuen, J.; Djurle, A.; Tronsmo, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
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
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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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Cover for Economic principles and concepts in area-wide genetic pest management.

The objective of the article was to explore the key economic principles for the inclusion of genetically engineered insects within integrated pest management (IPM) programmes, discussing proposed examples with agriculture and health applications.

Author(s)
Brown, Z. S.; Jones, M. S.; Mumford, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Arthropod pests.

This chapter describes the major pests of Citrus and the recent changes in their distribution. These pests include the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), citrus leafminer (Phyllocnistis citrella), root weevil (Diaprepes abbreviatus), citrus rust mite (Phyllocoptruta oleivora), and nematodes....

Author(s)
Albrigo, L. G.; Stelinski, L. L.; Timmer, L. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938154)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas.

This chapter describes diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas. Information is given on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology (e.g. insect vector and mechanical transmission), host reaction, and control using ...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter

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