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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 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 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
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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
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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 What is a plant disease?

This chapter provides an introduction to the various factors, i.e. the host plants, the pathogens (fungi and fungal-like organisms, bacteria, viruses and nematodes) and the environment, and their interactions that may or may not result in a plant disease.

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A. M.; Munk, L.; Djurle, A.; Yuen, J.; Collinge, D. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Asian citrus psyllid: biology, ecology and management of the huanglongbing vector.

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri, is an insect pest which transmits a bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), primarily through feeding in newly emergent foliage of citrus trees. This pathogen causes a disease known as Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, which has...

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

This chapter focuses on the various host plants associated with the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri). The risks associated with the movement of plants and parts of plants in spreading D. citri and its associated bacterium are also discussed.

Author(s)
Beattie, G. A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Carrot diseases resulting from phytoplasmas and viruses.

Among several bacteria-like organisms and virus-induced diseases observed in association with diseased plants in the carrot family (Apiaceae), those that consistently appear to be particularly harmful are referenced in this chapter. These include aster yellows phytoplasmas ('Candidatus Phytoplasma...

Author(s)
Groves, R. L.; Clements, J. R.; Bradford, B. Z.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter

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