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Cover for Sampling and economic thresholds for Asian citrus psyllid.

This chapter discusses the most used and evaluated passive sampling methods for Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) monitoring and detection. The economic thresholds and economic injury levels for Asian citrus psyllid control, and crop yield are also discussed.

Author(s)
Monzo, C.; Stansly, P. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Disease and pest management.

This chapter provides information on the broad array of fungal, bacterial and viral diseases and insect and nematode pests and their impacts on strawberry production. Some important notes regarding the causal organisms, damage and control methods are also presented.

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242270)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pre-harvest management.

This chapter provides information on the damages caused by Bactrocera and Dacini fruit flies on various horticultural crops. Some problems faced by growers in the effective control of these fruit fly species are presented and the merits of different individual control options and how they can be...

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode pathogens.

Many different plant parasitic nematodes are found in association with banana, abacá and enset, but only a relatively small number cause significant damage. These nematodes often occur in mixed populations, which can create difficulties in assessing the damage caused by each species and thus...

Author(s)
Coyne, D. L.; Kidane, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Arthropod pests and their management.

In the present chapter, the first part deals with pomegranate integrated pest management (which involves chemical, cultural, physical and biological control methods), followed by a description of the main pests in relation to their potential economic importance worldwide and grouped according to...

Author(s)
Cocuzza, G. E. M.; Goldansaz, S. H.; Harsur, M.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Methods for extraction, processing and detection of plant and soil nematodes.

Diagnosis of nematode damage requires methods for their extraction, handling and detection. The methods take advantage of the size, density and motility of the nematodes to separate them from plant tissue and soil particles by means of sieving, centrifugation and filtration. Different methods allow ...

Author(s)
Hallmann, J.; Subbotin, S. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of rice.

Rice nematodes can be divided conveniently into two groups depending on their parasitic habits: the foliar parasites, feeding on stems, leaves and panicles; and the root parasites. This chapter describes some genera and species of plant parasitic nematodes associated with rice, including the...

Author(s)
Peng DeLiang; Gaur, H. S.; Bridge, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of cereals.

This chapter provides an insight into the economically important nematode pests of cereal grains other than rice, such as maize, wheat, barley, sorghum, millet, oat and rye. It details the distribution, biology and life cycle, damage potential and economic importance of major nematode pests. Viable ...

Author(s)
Dababat, A. A.; Fourie, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of potato and sweet potato.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Information is given on their origin and distribution, biology, symptoms of damage, spread, environmental factors affecting parasitism, other hosts, disease complexes, economic...

Author(s)
Niere, B.; Karuri, H. W.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nematode parasites of tropical root and tuber crops (excluding potatoes).

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of root and tuber crops, including cassava (Manihot esculenta), yams (Dioscorea spp.), taro (Colocasia esculenta) and tannia (Xanthosoma spp.). Information is given on their distribution, biology and life cycle, symptoms of damage, environmental factors ...

Author(s)
Coyne, D.; Affokpon, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter

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