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Cover for Biological control in Mexico.

During the 1940s and 1950s, the number of native and exotic species of biocontrol agents used in Mexico amounted to 59 and most of these were parasitoids. Classical biocontrol was dominant and included control of hemipteran pests such as the woolly apple aphid, scales, citrus mealybugs, spittlebug, ...

Author(s)
Arredondo-Bernal, H. C.; Rodríguez-Vélez, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Analysis of invasive insects: links to climate change.

Climate change is expected to alter the geographic distribution and abundance of many species, to increase the invasion of new areas by exotic species and, in some cases, to lead to species extinction. This chapter reviews some of the links between invasive insects and climate change. The effects...

Author(s)
Gutierrez, A. P.; Ponti, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641645)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The evolution of key tree-fruit pests: classical cases.

This chapter reviews the legacy that Ronald Prokopy left for workers on sympatric host-race formation, organized in the form of 'Lessons from Ron'. It begins with the exploration of the formative years of Ron's research on Rhagoletis in Door County, Wisconsin, USA, as a young postdoctoral associate ...

Author(s)
Berlocher, S. H.; Feder, J. L.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934842)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Boll weevil eradication: an areawide pest management effort.

This chapter describes an areawide pest management effort for the cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis; the most costly insect pest in the history of American agriculture) eradication in the USA (including North Carolina and South Carolina, California, Arizona and north-western Mexico, Alabama,...

Author(s)
Allen, C. T.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933722)
Type
Book chapter
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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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Cover for Integrated pest management in Mexico.

This chapter covers the history of integrated pest management (IPM); organizational structure of IPM; policy, research and extension in IPM; and successful IPM case studies (management of fruit flies, Plutella xylostella in crucifers, and Keiferia lycopersicella, Helicoverpa zea, H. virescens,...

Author(s)
Mota-Sanchez, D.; Santos Gonzales, F.; Alvarado-Rodriguez, B.; Diaz-Gomez, O.; Bravo Mojica, H.; Santiago Martinez, G.; Bujanos, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The pervasive ecological effects of invasive species: exotic and native fire ants.

This chapter reviews the ecological effects of native and exotic fire ants in the southern United States and Mexico with respect to their effect on biota and the soil. It also reviews the significance of potential control agents (such as predators), especially the largely subterranean foraging...

Author(s)
Carroll, C. R.; Hoffman, C. A.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993942)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Air pollution problems in the forested areas of Mexico and Central America.

Mexico and the Central American countries share many historical and cultural features. Their climatic conditions as well as their vegetation communities are common in some geographical zones, such as the southern Pacific Mexican coast south to Panama. It is interesting and important to point out...

Author(s)
Bauer, L. I. de; Hernandez-Tejeda, T.; Skelly, J. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994819)
Type
Book chapter

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