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Cover for Integrated management of insect pests of rapeseed (canola) in China.

This chapter focuses on the major insect pests of rape in China, their damage and the economic losses that they cause. The importance ond benefits of the integration of various methods in the control of these insect pests are also discussed.

Author(s)
Zhao ZiHua; Wang LeYun; 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 Conservation biological control and IPM practices in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brassica</i> vegetable crops in China: a step Further.

Author(s)
Liu, Y. Q.; Liu, S. S.
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 China.

This chapter summarizes the current status of entomophilic nematodes (EPNs) as biological control agents (BCAs) against important Chinese agricultural pests in integrated pest management and some important research advances of EPNs in controlling pests in China. The present drawbacks in research on ...

Author(s)
Wang CongLi; Li ChunJie
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Releases of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trissolcus japonicus</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anastatus</i> sp. for suppression of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Halyomorpha halys</i> in kiwifruit orchards.

Author(s)
Mi, Q. Q.; Zhang, J. P.; Han, Y. X.; Yan, Y. C.; Zhang, B. X.; Li, D. S.; Zhang, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Status of resistance to Bt cotton in China: cotton bollworm and pink bollworm.

Transgenic cotton that expresses a gene derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has been deployed for combating the cotton pests Helicoverpa armigera and Pectinophora gossypiella since 1997 in China. The pest management tactics associated with Bt cotton have resulted in a drastic...

Author(s)
Gao YuLin; Liu ChenXi; Wu YiDong; Wu KongMing
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
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 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 <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Beauveria bassiana</i> for pine caterpillar management in the People's Republic of China.

Pine caterpillars are common forest pests in China, causing severe defoliation and economic loss. This story describes the 36-year history of a successful biological control programme using Beauveria bassiana for pine caterpillar management in China and the gradual development of an unusual but...

Author(s)
Li ZengZhi
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
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

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