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Cover for Optical manipulation of arthropod pests and beneficials.

This book presents the current knowledge on arthropod vision and the results of successful manipulations of arthropods. It also suggests new methods for using optical manipulation to protect against arthropod pests and to improve the performance of beneficial arthropods. Due to the applied nature...

Author(s)
Abrieux, A.; Ben-Yakir, D.; Chiu, J. C.; Funderburk, J. E.; Gottlieb, D.; Horváth, G.; Lev-Yadun, S.; Lim, U. T.; Martini, X.; Shimoda, M.; Tol, R. W. H. M. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The dynamics of insect numbers 2: pattern and process.

This chapter focuses on the spatial structure of the insect's world (patch, habitat and global) and then discusses the outcomes for dynamic processes at each of these levels. Information on the evolution of insect population dynamics and the relationship between population dynamics and integrated...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Applied ecology and methods of control.

This chapter provides information on the general ecology of insect pests, various methods of pest control and their efficacy and target pests and the benefits of integrated pest management in various cropping systems. Some pests relevant to the medical and veterinary entomology fields are presented ...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect pest management.

This book aims to provide an overview of insect pest management, highlighting the major problem areas and contentious issues and, where possible, attempting to identify promising lines and directions for future research and implementation. The book includes descriptions and explanations of the...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Programme design, management and implementation.

This chapter deals with integrated pest management (IPM) programme design, management, delivery of research results, implementation and adoption. There is no detailed formula for the development of an IPM programme that can be applied to every situation. This is as much because of the variety of...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Driving forces and future prospects for IPM.

This chapter considers the current status of pest management from a number of different perspectives, first by describing three crop/pest management systems and a few of the lessons that can be learnt from these. This is followed by an analysis of the influence of the 'panacea mentality' on the...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management.

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an integrated approach for prevention of losses caused by plant diseases and pests. In the IPM approach, the aim is to use ecologically and economically sound methods that reduce or minimize the risk to human health and the environment. This means that...

Author(s)
Munk, L.; Yuen, J.; Djurle, A.; Tronsmo, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: pests and diseases.

Cassava is attacked by numerous pests and diseases that cause significant losses, especially in South America, its area of origin. Some pathogens attack only the stakes and invade the vascular system, constituting primary sources of infection, while others attack only foliar or root tissues. This...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aroids: pests and diseases.

Aroids (Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma) are fairly robust plants with leathery leaves, which are difficult for most insects to chew. As a group, they are often left to grow without pesticides and still manage to produce significant yields. There are, however,...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for The economics of integrated pest management of insects.

This book contains 10 chapters addressing the economic analyses of integrated management of pests in crops, animals and humans. The economic evaluation that can identify which factors in the IPM system are most important in their impact on the comparison of costs and benefits are also discussed.

Author(s)
Onstad, D. W.; Crain, P. R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book

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