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Cover for Post-harvest processing and handling.

This chapter discusses post-harvest processing and handling practices and their effects on plant commodities/products moving in trade. The primary objective of post-harvest processing and handling is to maintain the plant product's quality. The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures...

Author(s)
Bloem, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strawberries.

This book provides a broad, balanced review of the scientific knowledge of strawberries and their cultivation. This volume incorporates important changes to the taxonomy of strawberries and new understanding of how its ancestors evolved. It also includes coverage of new disease and pest control...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242270)
Type
Book
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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
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Crop protection: pest and disease management.

This chapter reviews pests and diseases important to global tomato production and provides an update of basic and applied research on the management of some pests and diseases with some considerations for greenhouse and open field production. Special emphasis is given on integrated pest management...

Author(s)
Vallad, G. E.; Messelink, G.; Smith, H. A.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
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 Interactions with other pathogens.

This chapter discusses the terminologies and methodologies used in interaction studies between nematodes and other organisms. A detailed literature review of studies on interactions between cyst nematodes and other organisms are presented and future directions in this area of research are also...

Author(s)
Lopez-Nicora, H. D.; Niblack, T. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390837)
Type
Book chapter

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