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Cover for Integrated pest management for sustainable agriculture.

This chapter describes the implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) in Australian cotton as an example of the broad strategic and tactical approach that could be applied to a range of field crops. The Australian cotton industry illustrates well the numerous challenges of integration and...

Author(s)
Fitt, G.; Wilson, L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938086)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect resistance to genetically modified crops.

Crops genetically modified to produce crystal (Cry) toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for insect control can reduce reliance on conventional insecticides. Evolution of resistance to Bt toxins by insect populations is the primary threat to the continued success of this approach. Resistance of...

Author(s)
Tabashnik, B. E.; Carrière, Y.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Are GURTs needed to remedy intellectual property failures and environmental problems with GM crops?

This chapter addresses the use of two types of genetic use restriction technologies (GURTs) in agriculture: variety-level GURTs (V-GURTs) and trait-specific GURTs (T-GURTs). It examines weaknesses in plant breeders' rights and patent and contract laws, but questions whether breeders really need the ...

Author(s)
Budd, G.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges and opportunities with GM crops in Vietnam: the case of Bt cotton.

This chapter provides an overview of biosafety regulations for agricultural biotechnology in Vietnam, status of genetically modified (GM) plants and products in Vietnam, cotton production in Vietnam, cultivation of GM cotton worldwide (USA, Australia, China, Argentina, Brazil and South Africa), and ...

Author(s)
Nguyen Van Tuat; Andow, D. A.; Fitt, G. P.; Sujii, E. R.; Fontes, E.; Just, D. R.; Le Quang Quyen
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933906)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Australia.

This chapter examines the integration of environmental, social, and economic considerations in agriculture in Australia. Environmental and human-health issues related to agriculture, including water-related environmental problems, salinity and soil erosion, and biodiversity, are discussed....

Author(s)
Stringer, R.; Anderson, K.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995861)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental and human-health standards influencing competitiveness.

This chapter is a synthesis of the principal environmental and human health related standards applying to agriculture in the EU, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It provides a comparison of the main environmental and health issues causing concern in the 5 countries, the policy measures and...

Author(s)
Brouwer, F.; Ervin, D. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995861)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management in Australia.

This chapter covers the following aspects of integrated pest management (IPM) in Australia: policy support in IPM; case studies on the use of insect viruses, predatory mites, pheromone-mediated mating disruption, and transgenic pest-resistant crops (cotton) in insect pest control; integrated...

Author(s)
Williams, D. G.; Il'ichev, A. L.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter

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