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Cover for Phytosanitary measures.

This chapter introduces phytosanitary measures, with a particular focus on disinfestation measures and potential issues that researchers and industry should consider when undertaking disinfestation research. Examples drawn from research conducted in Australia, such as the use of laboratory-reared...

Author(s)
Leach, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Introduction of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Tachardiaephagus somervilli</i>, an encyrtid parasitoid, for the indirect biological control of an invasive ant on Christmas Island.

Author(s)
Ong, S. P.; O'Dowd, D. J.; Detto, T.; Green, P. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Arthropod pests of Australian canola during crop emergence: IPM and future directions.

This chapter focuses on the various pest species that are economically important during the crop emergence period of rape in Australia. Some control strategies can be used as a part of integrated pest management approaches are presented and new monitoring and management tools that are being...

Author(s)
Macfadyen, S.; Hill, M. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evidence of absence for invasive species: roles for hierarchical Bayesian approaches in regulation.

Regulatory agencies responsible for managing pest incursions rely upon an adequate knowledge of the distribution of the pest. Spatio-temporal estimates of distribution for an actively invading pest require ecological and surveillance information to be assimilated, a task which is well suited to...

Author(s)
Stanaway, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Tropical fruit flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) of South-East Asia: Indomalaya to North-West Australasia.

The species within the Tribe Dacini, from Indomalaya to north-west Australasia, are described and illustrated. In all, 423 species are recorded from this region and treated under four genera, Bactrocera (with 18 subgenera), Dacus (with five subgenera), Ichneumonopsis and Monacrostichus. One new...

Author(s)
Drew, R. A. I.; Romig, M. C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640358)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insect pests of soybean and their management.

The current chapter reviews the most significant insect pests of soyabean and gives an overview of integrated pest management (IPM) theory and the consequences that can occur with greater frequency when IPM is not practised. The main tactics used in IPM is briefly reviewed and their potential and...

Author(s)
O'Neal, M. E.; Johnson, K. D.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936440)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Decision support systems.

The term 'Decision Support System' (DSS) has been used rather loosely to include a number of different methods of improving pest management and decision making over control measures. In this chapter, DSS is taken to mean one or more models, databases, rules, or piece of information that together...

Author(s)
Knight, J. D.; Thackray, D. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851998190)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Forests and society: sustainability and life cycles of forests in human landscapes.

This book, which contains 8 chapters, provides a framework for the general public, forest managers and policy makers to understand what factors need to be included when working towards using and protecting the world's forests so that they can be sustained. Topics covered include: historical...

Author(s)
Vogt, K. A.; Honea, J.; Vogt, D. J.; Andreu, M.; Edmonds, R.; Sigurdardóttir, R.; Patel-Weynand, T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930981)
Type
Book

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