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Cover for Soybean disease and production losses.

To gain some perspective on the relative magnitude of crop loss due to disease, this chapter first takes a brief look at the impact of weeds and animal pests (focusing on insect pests) on soyabean production. Then, soyabean production losses to pathogens in the USA and the world are discussed, as...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Policy frameworks for the implementation of a classical biological control strategy: the Indian experience.

This chapter is intended to share the Indian experience on importing and utilizing a rust pathogen for the classical biological control of a weed - the first ever attempt to introduce a plant pathogen for classical biological control of a weed by any country in the region. As a prelude to this, the ...

Author(s)
Rabindra, R. J.; Kumar, P. S.; Verghese, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
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 Production in open field.

This chapter discusses the most important field procedures for managing the tomato crop, including soil preparation and disinfection, planting techniques, crop management and harvesting.

Author(s)
Santos, B. M.; Salamé-Donoso, T. P.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
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 Blueberry diseases and pests, their management and cultivar resistance.

This chapter covers the most relevant pests, diseases and weeds that attack blueberries. The information on diseases, caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi, is presented based on the organs affected. The symptoms associated with diseases and pests are also described.

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pests, diseases and weeds.

This chapter describes some pineapple soil-borne pests (including nematodes and arthropods) and pathogens of the roots; weeds; pests and pathogens of the shoot and fruit; and their management, using cultural, chemical, biological, genetic (breeding for resistance and genetic engineering) control...

Author(s)
Sipes, B.; Matos, A. P. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
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 Biological control.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is susceptible to herbivory, but there are no herbivores or pathogens in the introduced ranges that are known to exert any critical impact on parthenium weed. Classical biological control, using host-specific (highly selective) natural enemies introduced...

Author(s)
Dhileepan, K.; McFadyen, R.; Strathie, L.; Naeem Khan
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Classical biological control of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i>: the sustainable solution.

This chapter focuses on the application of classical biological control (CBC) of M. micrantha using natural enemies such as insects and fungi. A number of key issues that need to be addressed when considering CBC as a strategy for the control of invasive alien weeds are summarized. The release of...

Author(s)
Ellison, C. A.; Cock, M. J. W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter

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