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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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Cover for Biological control of plant diseases.

Biological control can be defined into several categories of which two have special relevance for biological control of plant diseases, i.e. inoculation and conservation biological control. This chapter defines biological control, and provides some tips on how to select a good biological control...

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A.; Collinge, D. B.; Alabouvette, C.; Jensen, D. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Endophyte biotechnology: potential for agriculture and pharmacology.

This book gives an overview on the current knowledge about endophytic fungi and bacteria, their diversity, their relationships with plant pests and pathogens, their distribution and activities inside the plant and their (potential) applications in developing more sustainable agricultural practices. ...

Author(s)
Schouten, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter gives an overview on the current knowledge about endophytic fungi and bacteria, their diversity, their relationships with pests and pathogens, their distribution and activities inside the plant and their (potential) applications in developing more sustainable agricultural practices....

Author(s)
Schouten, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Endophytic fungi: definitions, diversity, distribution and their significance in plant life.

Endophytes are set opposite to pathogens and therefore should colonize plants asymptomatically. However, as will be illustrated, endophytic fungi may behave differently under various biotic and abiotic circumstances, in which the host plant can play a defining role as well. The genetic differences...

Author(s)
Schouten, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Endophytes as novel pest control agents: myth or reality?

Endophytic fungi are ubiquitous in nature and their potential for pest control in grassland systems is well understood. However, their role as novel pest control agents in herbaceous crops is far less clear. These fungi can be broadly split into two groups: unspecialized species (including...

Author(s)
Gange, A. C.; Currie, A. F.; Spong, J. R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichoderma</i>: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> disease control in oil palm: a manual.

This manual describes methods for isolating Trichoderma from the wild, in vitro culture methods, assessing virulence in combating Ganoderma, commercial production and application to the soil during field planting of nursery-produced oil palm plants. The manual is one in a series of manuals on...

Author(s)
Virdiana, I.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Forster, B. P.; Schmoll, M.; Flood, J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241457)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Health and safety considerations.

Standard health and safety protocols are an important requirement in Trichoderma production and nursery screening activities, both in the laboratory, nursery and the field. The standards may vary depending on the requirements needed. Identification and elimination of hazards and risks in some...

Author(s)
Virdiana, I.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Forster, B. P.; Schmoll, M.; Flood, J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241457)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">In vitro trichoderma</i> antagonism screening.

A protocol is described of how to carry out an in vitro test to assess Trichoderma antagonism against Ganoderma. This is known as a Dual Culture Test. Dual culture is a simple method which, as implied, involves growing Trichoderma along side Ganoderma in a culture plate. The medium used to grow...

Author(s)
Virdiana, I.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Forster, B. P.; Schmoll, M.; Flood, J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241457)
Type
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