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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ambrosia artemisiifolia</i> L., common ragweed (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Asteraceae</i>).

Common ragweed, A. artemisiifolia has rapidly become a serious agricultural weed, especially in vegetable crops grown in the muck soils of southwestern Quebec and Ontario, Canada. This chapter presents information on the pest status in the country, followed by a comprehensive background on previous ...

Author(s)
Watson, A. K.; Teshler, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Vincetoxicum nigrum</i> (L.) Moench, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">V. rossicum</i> (Kleopow) Barbar., swallow-worts, dog strangling vine (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apocynaceae</i>).

European populations of swallow-worts, Vincetoxicum nigrum and V. rossicum, have become established in northeastern North America, where there are no effective arthropod herbivores to suppress populations and deter further spread. The two species are now widely distributed along the Atlantic coast...

Author(s)
Bourchier, R. S.; Weed, A.; Casagrande, R.; Gassmann, A.; Smith, S. M.; Cappuccino, N.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Convolvulus arvensis</i> L., field bindweed (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Convolvulaceae</i>).

This chapter focuses on field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), a weed of cropland, a prohibited noxious weed under the Canada Seeds Act, and a noxious weed under the provincial Weed Control Acts of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, Canada. It provides an overview of the fungi (...

Author(s)
McClay, A. S.; Clerck-Floate, R. A. de
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Forficula auricularia</i> L., European earwig (Dermaptera: Forficulidae).

This chapter focuses on European earwig (Forficula auricularia) infesting vegetable and flower gardens in Canada, and provides an overview of the biological control agents and parasitoids (Triarthria setipennis and Ocytata pallipes) that have been used to date for its management, the release of T....

Author(s)
Kuhlmann, U.; Sarazin, M. J.; O'Hara, J. E.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Choristoneura fumiferana</i> (Clemens), eastern spruce budworm (Tortricidae).

This chapter focuses on eastern spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) attacking Picea glauca, Picea rubens, Picea mariana and Abies balsamea in Canada, and provides an overview of the biological control agents, parasitoids and entomopathogens (including fungi and protozoa, but most especially...

Author(s)
Smith, S. M.; Frankenhuyzen, K. van; Nealis, V. G.; Bourchier, R. S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lymantria dispar</i> (L.), gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae).

This chapter focuses on gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) occurring on broadleaf trees, particularly oaks (Quercus spp.), in Canada. It provides an overview of the biological control agents (entomopathogenic bacteria (Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki), virus (nuclear polyhedrosis virus) and...

Author(s)
Nealis, V. G.; Carter, N.; Kenis, M.; Quednau, F. W.; Frankenhuyzen, K. van
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter

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