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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology and management of the generalist herbivore, the bertha armyworm, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mamestra configurata</i> (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), on canola in western Canada.

This chapter reviews the biology and management of the bertha armyworm (Mamestra configurata) on rape in Canada. Potential new avenues for non-insecticidal control of the bertha armyworm are also discussed.

Author(s)
Evenden, M. L.; Batallas, R. E.; Weeraddana, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management in canola and other <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brassica</i> oilseed crops: how far we have come and what is still needed.

This chapter focuses on the main insects of concern on rape and other Brassica oilseed crops n the northern USA and Canada and their negative effects on crop production. The importance of the integration of various methods in the control and management of these damaging insect pests are also...

Author(s)
Gavloski, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risks and benefits of accidental introductions of biological control agents in Canada.

Author(s)
Mason, P. G.; Olfert, O. O.; Haye, T.; Gariepy, T. D.; Abram, P. K.; Gillespie, D. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Estimating parasitoid suppression of aphid populations in the field.

Author(s)
Leblanc, A.; Brodeur, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Status of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management strategies in Canada.

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) commonly refer to species of Steinernema and Heterorhabditis. This chapter provides a general overview of EPN research and development in Canada, focusing on the specific knowledge gap in EPN biodiversity. The status of EPNs in integrated pest management strategies ...

Author(s)
Yu Qing; Sun FengCheng; Coupland, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control programmes in Canada 2001-2012.

This volume (71 chapters), the fifth in a series documenting biological control programmes in Canada, presents new information on specific insect, weed or plant diseases, some of which are updates of on-going studies on historical biological control projects while other chapters report on...

Author(s)
Mason, P. G.; Gillespie, D. R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book
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Cover for Climate change and biological control in Canada.

This chapter discusses the possible effects of climate change on the ecology of invasive pests and their natural enemies in Canada, and describes the applications of climate modelling in studying range expansion of biological control agents and target pests.

Author(s)
Gillespie, D. R.; Olfert, O. O.; Cock, M. J. W.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A novel approach for developing microbial biopesticides.

Those familiar with the premise of developing a microbial biological control agent into a biopesticide product will confess that the basic concept underestimates the complexities involved in taking a living organism from the lab bench through a process of mass production and formulation, towards...

Author(s)
Boyetchko, S. M.; Svircev, A. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reproductive parasites: symbiotic bacteria for potential use in biological control.

Symbiotic bacteria increasingly are being recognized for their profound and diverse effects on the survival and reproduction of their arthropod hosts. This has increased interest in the potential application of these bacteria in biological control programmes. This chapter provides an overview for...

Author(s)
Floate, K. D.; Kyei-Poku, G. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter

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