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Cover for Plant pathology and plant diseases.

This book contains 23 chapters that focuses on the nature, causes and impact of plant diseases, describes the history of plant pathology as a scientific discipline and introduces the disease cycle as the key tool for understanding disease development and devising appropriate management strategies....

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A. M.; Collinge, D. B.; Djurle, A.; Munk, L.; Yuen, J.; Tronsmo, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book
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
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Cover for Strawberries.

This book provides a broad, balanced review of the scientific knowledge of strawberries and their cultivation. This volume incorporates important changes to the taxonomy of strawberries and new understanding of how its ancestors evolved. It also includes coverage of new disease and pest control...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242270)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for The economics of soybean disease control.

This book, which contains eleven chapters, is concerned with one aspect of the quest for productivity, the economics of managing diseases that affect soyabean production. It begins with a historical account of soyabeans and soyabean production, charting their growth from a simple forage crop of...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Endophyte biotechnology: potential for agriculture and pharmacology.

This book gives an overview on the current knowledge about endophytic fungi and bacteria, their diversity, their relationships with plant pests and pathogens, their distribution and activities inside the plant and their (potential) applications in developing more sustainable agricultural practices. ...

Author(s)
Schouten, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book
Full TextCABI Book InfoOpen Access
Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Transcriptomics in entomological research.

This book introduces transcriptomics and presents an array of its uses in entomology, past and present. It starts with a thorough introduction to how transcriptomics works, its history, and some of its broad-stroke uses in insect science (Chapter 1). This chapter is followed by an exhaustively...

Author(s)
Shelomi, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Field trials in oil palm breeding: a manual.

A central objective in Verdant's mission is to develop better, more productive and more sustainable cultivars of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), rubber and other plantation crops, particularly through plant breeding. Field testing is an essential component in selecting and developing new varieties...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nursery screening for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> response in oil palm seedlings: a manual.

This manual present methods in a seedling screen for Ganoderma resistance/susceptibility in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), which means large numbers of seedlings can be screened at the nursery level, and hence allow large numbers to be handled. The results of such selection will give palms, families ...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book
Full TextCABI Book InfoOpen Access
Cover for Biopesticides manual: guidelines for selecting, sourcing and using biocontrol agents for key pests of tobacco.

This manual aims to make information resources and technical advice available in order to support the deployment of biopesticides, which include microbials (e.g. bacteria, algae, protozoa, viruses and fungi), macrobials (e.g. predatory insects, parasitoids and beneficial nematodes), botanicals, and ...

Author(s)
Holmes, K.; Chaudhary, M.; Babendreier, D.; Bateman, M.; Grunder, J.; Mulaa, M.; Durocher-Granger, L.; Faheem, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242027)
Type
Book

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