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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 in Chile.

The first introduction of a predator of olive black scale in 1903 marked the start of biocontrol in Chile. In 1915 the Ministry of Agriculture began a programme of introduction of beneficial organisms and since then approximately 200 species of beneficial insects have been introduced into the...

Author(s)
Barra-Bucarei, L.; Moreno, L. D.; Iglesias, A. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Nicaragua.

Biological control started in Nicaragua in 1957 with a study of parasitoids of the fall armyworm and augmentative releases of parasitoids and predators against pests in cotton. In the 1970s, cotton production was no longer profitable due to the high costs of frequent pesticide sprays. With...

Author(s)
Castillo, P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic tomato.

This paper provides information on the guiding principles and standards of organic agriculture and focuses on the productivity and profitability, cultivar selection, seedling production, use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments, irrigation systems, pest, pathogen and weed control strategies...

Author(s)
Dorais, M.; Schwarz, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Training guide for field technicians and farmers: biopesticides and how to work with.

This chapter presents training materials to provide an overview of biopesticides in general together with detailed information on how to work with the key biopesticides that have already been used successfully to manage key pests in tobacco. These include the use of biopesticides including...

Author(s)
Holmes, K.; Chaudhary, M.; Babendreier, D.; Bateman, M.; Grunder, J.; Mulaa, M.; Durocher-Granger, L.; Faheem, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242027)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grapevine pests, diseases and disorders.

This chapter concentrates on the more ubiquitous, global pests: those causing problems in many grape-growing areas. These include fungal, bacterial and viral diseases; other disorders; insect pests; mites; animal pests, including nematodes and birds; and weeds. Some methods of controlling these...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant gene silencing: mechanisms and applications.

This book describes both the theory of gene silencing and also the application. The first five chapters discuss different aspects of the gene silencing mechanism. Since the silencing pathways are particularly diverse in plants, a whole chapter is dedicated to describe these (chapter 1). It is a...

Author(s)
Dalmay, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Beneficial nematodes in agroecosystems: a global perspective.

This chapter outlines the historical records of insect nematology before highlighting the major groups of beneficial nematodes. These include entomopathogenic nematodes to use against insect pests, slug nematodes to manage mollusc pests, entomophilic nematodes such as Thripinema to manage thrips,...

Author(s)
Askary, T. H.; Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Damage to roots and collars of broadleaf woody plants.

This chapter describes and illustrates the damage types (including the possible damaging agents) to roots and collars of broadleaf woody plants: root and butt rot (Agaricales, Polyporales, Hymenochaetales), root rot (Oomycetes, fungi), bark-feeding insect damage, mammal and bird damage, root and...

Author(s)
Glavendekić, M.; Matsiakh, I.; Lakatos, F.; Csóka, G.; Moreira, A. C.; Doğmuscedilla˜-Lehtijärvi, H. T.; Lehtijärvi, A. T.; Beram, R. C.; Kaya, A. G. A.; Cleary, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394415)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Damage to roots and collars of coniferous woody plants.

This chapter describes and illustrates the damage types (including the possible damaging agents) to roots and collars of coniferous woody plants: root and butt rot (fungi), root rot (Oomycetes, fungi), bark-feeding insect damage, mammal damage, root and collar-tunnelling (insects), abiotic damage...

Author(s)
Glavendekić, M.; Matsiakh, I.; Lakatos, F.; Csóka, G.; Moreira, A. C.; Doğmuscedilla˜-Lehtijärvi, H. T.; Lehtijärvi, A. T.; Beram, R. C.; Kaya, A. G. A.; Cleary, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394415)
Type
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