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Cover for Biological control in Argentina.

Biological control in Argentina has a longstanding tradition with records of natural enemy introductions since the beginning of the 20th century, mainly between 1900 and 1940. Eight predators, 70 parasitoids and seven pathogens have been introduced for arthropod control, plus eight weed biocontrol...

Author(s)
Greco, N. M.; Walsh, G. C.; Luna, M. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Old and new host-parasitoid associations: parasitism of the native African and invasive fruit flies species.

Author(s)
Mohamed, S. A.; Ekesi, S.; Wharton, R.; Lux, S. A.; Overholt, W. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Climate-smart push-pull: a conservation agriculture technology for food security and environmental sustainability in Africa.

This chapter describes the push-pull technological innovation developed by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in the UK and partners in East Africa, which addresses smallholder agricultural constraints, food insecurity, and environmental degradation and has the...

Author(s)
Khan, Z. R.; Midega, C. A. O.; Pittchar, J. O.; Murage, A.; Pickett, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farmer perceptions of the biophysical constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa, and potential impact of research.

This chapter describes farmer perceptions of major biotic (weeds, diseases, insects, birds and rodents) and abiotic (drought, flooding, extreme temperatures, and soil-related constraints, such as non-fertile soil, low organic matter content, poor waterholding capacity, nutrient deficiency, Fe...

Author(s)
Diagne, A.; Alia, D. Y.; Amovin-Assagba, E.; Wopereis, M. C. S.; Saito, K.; Nakelse, T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Migrations of pest and beneficial insects.

This chapter summarizes the findings from some radar-based field studies of migrations of insect species of major economic importance in Africa, North America and East Asia. Similar investigations that have been made, mostly quite recently, of the migratory flights of beneficial insects (predators...

Author(s)
Drake, V. A.; Reynolds, D. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935566)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Other African fruit: tamarind, marula and ackee.

This chapter on tamarind (Tamarindus indica), marula (Sclerocarya birrea) and ackee (Blighia sapida) covers the following: taxonomy, area of origin and geographical distribution, environmental conditions for growth (soil chemical and physical properties, and climate), plant morphology (whole tree,...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937898)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control of the cassava green mite in Africa: overcoming challenges to implementation.

Ten years after the discovery of the cassava green mite in Africa in the 1970s, the pest had a tremendous negative impact on cassava production across the continent. I address key questions and the remedial actions taken by an international team in the following chapter.

Author(s)
Yaninek, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Green Muscle<sup xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">TM</sup>, a fungal biopesticide for control of grasshoppers and locusts in Africa.

Locusts and grasshoppers are some of the most devastating insect pests known to mankind. This is the story of the formation of LUBILOSA, a consortium of agencies funded by numerous countries, whose mission was to develop a microbial control agent to fight these notorious pests. After 12 years and...

Author(s)
Langewald, J.; Kooyman, C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control and integrated pest management.

This chapter discusses the major approaches to the biological control of pests in both subsistence and production agriculture. The applications of conservation (modification of environmental factors that may limit the control effectiveness of natural enemies), augmentation (direct manipulation of...

Author(s)
O'Neil, R. J.; Yaninek, J. S.; Landis, D. A.; Orr, D. B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bridging the gap with the CGIAR system-wide program on integrated pest management.

This chapter describes the following aspects of the System-Wide Programme on Integrated Pest (arthropods, vertebrates, pathogens, weeds and other organisms detrimental to agricultural production) Management (SP-IPM), a global network in IPM established by the CGIAR in 1995, with Africa, Asia and...

Author(s)
James, B.; Neuenschwander, P.; Markham, R.; Anderson, P.; Braun, A.; Overholt, W. A.; Khan, Z. R.; Makkouk, K.; Emechebe, A.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter

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