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Cover for Pesticides - the future.

This chaper deals with pesticide resistance management, novel biological control agents, spray drift and application techniques. The development of genetically modified crops and the application of genetically modified insects to suppress natural populations of pest insects are discussed. A short...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pests, diseases and weeds.

This chapter describes some pineapple soil-borne pests (including nematodes and arthropods) and pathogens of the roots; weeds; pests and pathogens of the shoot and fruit; and their management, using cultural, chemical, biological, genetic (breeding for resistance and genetic engineering) control...

Author(s)
Sipes, B.; Matos, A. P. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of genetically modified herbicide-resistant oilseed rape on non-target organisms: natural enemies of oilseed rape pests.

This chapter provides information on the impact of transgenic herbicide-resistant oilseed crops on natural enemies of pests. The possible consequences of spraying those broad-spectrum herbicides (glyphosate and glufosinate) on transgenic oilseed rape are also discussed.

Author(s)
Govinda Shrestha; Prashant Jha; Reddy, G. V. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent change of biocontrol services in cotton agro-ecosystem of Northern China.

Author(s)
Lu, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Genetic improvement of entomopathogenic nematodes for enhanced biological control.

This chapter discusses the strategies and future directions of genetic improvement of entomophilic nematodes (EPNs) for biological control, focusing on the traits (i.e. infectivity and persistence) that directly influence their performance in the field. The genomic analyses of Heterorhabditis...

Author(s)
Baiocchi, T.; Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.; Dillman, A. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding entomopathogenic nematodes for enhanced insect pest suppression.

This chapter describes methodologies for genetic improvement of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) for enhanced insect pest suppression. The three main approaches that have been used in classical genetics: selective breeding, cross-breeding and mutagenesis, are discussed. The use of genetic...

Author(s)
Subramanian, S.; Muthulakshmi, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact on insect natural enemies.

This chapter discusses the impact of botanical toxins (including essential oils and transgenic plants expressing protease inhibitors) on predators and parasitoids and brings forth the possibility of their potential as safe insect control agents.

Author(s)
Koul, O.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642703)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dengue virus-mosquito interactions and molecular methods of vector control.

This chapter presents current knowledge regarding dengue virus (DENV)-mosquito interactions, with a focus on mosquito anti-DENV immunity and the molecular entomological strategies for vector control (mosquito transgenesis, pathogen inhibition and reduction of mosquito lifespan by Wolbachia,...

Author(s)
Sim ShuZhen; Cirimotich, C. M.; Ramirez, J. L.; Souza Neto, J. A.; Dimopoulos, G.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939649)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economics of transgenic insects for field release.

The implementation of transgenic insects as components of pest management systems depends on the economic viability of the process in individual cases. The use of radiation-induced sterility in the sterile insect technique (SIT), inundative biological control releases and live vaccine baits provide ...

Author(s)
Mumford, J. D.; Carrasco, L. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Public acceptability of new insect vector control technologies.

This chapter discusses several challenges to public acceptability of new insect vector control technologies (such as transgenics and biological control), including the nature of incentives in research product development, historical injustices in low- and middle-income countries, and the...

Author(s)
King, K. F.; Kolopack, P.; Zahabi-Bekdash, L.; Lavery, J. V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter

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