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Cover for Risk analysis team.

This chapter presents an argument for the need for a team. It describes a traditional interaction between phytosanitary risk managers and risk assessors and follows this up with a description of an ideal set of interactions. It concludes with the qualities of a good team and a discussion of the...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Thinking about risk management.

This chapter presents a conceptual holistic approach to risk management. It considers risk management as part of a larger process. The chapter also presents a number of models that are useful to aid one's big-picture thinking about risk management and reviews some of the seminal phytosanitary risk...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A phytosanitary risk management model.

This chapter introduces the risk management model that is proposed as a template for those national plant protection organization (NPPOs) with a desire to update and improve their approach to risk management.

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter focuses on the history of pest management and some primary causes of pest outbreaks. The importance of stakeholders in pest management is also discussed in detail.

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sampling, monitoring and forecasting.

This chapter provides both a basic framework of information on sampling, monitoring and forecasting and an insight into some of the problems confronting scientists working in the field of pest management.

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fleas and pets.

This chapter includes questions and answers on the causes and signs of flea infestation of dogs and cats, whether fleas can kill, effect of grooming, why fleas bite, how to spot a flea, how to determine if a dog or cat has fleas, the difference of fleas with lice and ticks, how to take fleas off a...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; Dryden, M. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245486)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation.

This chapter summarizes current knowledge on the effects (including physiological, biochemical and behavioral) of UVA (315-400 nm) and UVB (280-315 nm) radiation on terrestrial arthropods of economic importance. These effects result from either direct exposure of the arthropods or indirect...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Deterrence of pests.

This chapter focuses on deterring host landing and establishment of plant pests by: (i) reflective mulch (silver plastic as a soil cover); (ii) reflective coating (spray plants with aluminium silicate clay mineral); (iii) combining methods (i) and (ii); and (iv) reflective cladding materials,...

Author(s)
Martini, X.; Funderburk, J. E.; Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Attraction of pests.

This chapter provides information on some recent results from laboratory and field studies aimed at developing attractive and selective traps for a specific insect pest in a specific agricultural environment. Species from different orders such as Psocoptera, Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, Diptera,...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.; Horváth, G.; Tol, R. W. H. M. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Current status and future prospects.

This chapter focuses on the current status and future prospects of optical manipulation for protecting against arthropod pests, or enhancing the activity of beneficial arthropods. Optical manipulation by reflective sunlight is suitable for geographical regions that have a high intensity of direct...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter

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