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Cover for Engineering pest tolerance.

This chapter summarizes the ways in which genetic engineering has been used to improve the survival, growth, and defence against various pests of poplar (Populus spp.).

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> banana and plantain.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of bananas and plantains (Musa spp.). The importance of developing various genetic...

Author(s)
Smith, M. K.; Rouard, M.; Sardos, J.; Roux, N.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases and nematodes.

Cucurbits suffer from many diseases that are caused by bacteria, fungi (and oomycetes), nematodes, viruses and phytoplasmas. Disease pathogens attack cucurbits at every stage of development, from damping off at the beginning of germination to postharvest fruit rots. Reliable fruit yield and quality ...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Symbionts and pathogens of the Asian citrus psyllid.

This chapter focuses on the associations between Asian citrus physllid (Diaphorina citri) and its community of microorganisms. D. citri harbors a community of microorganisms that contribute to the metabolic needs, and thus the overall fitness, of its insect host. These microorganisms may also alter ...

Author(s)
Pelz-Stelinski, K. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Huanglongbing pathogens: acquisition, transmission and vector interactions.

This chapter provides information on the main components of the transmission process of Liberibacter asiaticus and other Huanglongbing (HLB)-associated bacteria, i.e. acquisition from infected plants, translocation from the gut into other organs and tissues of the vector, evidence for...

Author(s)
El-Desouky, A.; Shatters, R. G., Jr.; Heck, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management objectives and integration of strategies for the Asian citrus psyllid.

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) poses a major threat to citrus everywhere and is the prime focus of citrus pest management wherever it is present. The objective of psyllid management is to slow the establishment of the psyllid and disease by regulatory actions and also by regional 'eradication' efforts...

Author(s)
Stansly, P. A.; Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of the Asian citrus psyllid in Asia.

This chapter focuses on the origin and spread, pest status, current distribution and influence of abiotic factors, chemical control, spread of huanglongbing, insecticide resistance, natural enemies, plant volatiles, and physical control of the Asian citrus psyllid. Citrus industries and orchards...

Author(s)
Beattie, G. A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Asian citrus psyllid management in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This chapter focuses on the main management strategies used by citrus growers for Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) control in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Control strategies include monitoring and phytosanitary alert system, chemical control, biological control, and external actions. Farm size and the presence or...

Author(s)
Miranda, M. P.; Ayres, A. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter examines the global benefits of international trade in plants and plant products. The problem of exponentially increasing introduction of phytosanitary pests and pathogens via the plant trade pathway is then explored to point towards phytosanitary risk management as the global...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
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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