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Cover for Area-wide management of Asian citrus psyllid in Texas.

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri, is a known vector of the bacterial pathogens Candidatus Liberibacter spp., causal agents of the deadly citrus greening disease or huanglongbing. ACP was first reported in the US in the state of Florida in 1998, but has since invaded all citrus...

Author(s)
Sétamou, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards reliable mapping of biosecurity risk: incorporating uncertainty and decision makers' risk aversion.

Pest risk maps are an important source of decision support when devising strategies to minimize introductions of invasive organisms and mitigate their impacts. When possible management responses to an invader include costly or socially sensitive activities, decision makers tend to follow a more...

Author(s)
Yemshanov, D.; Koch, F. H.; Ducey, M.; Haack, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management with the sterile insect technique.

This chapter covers the eradication of screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax), fruit fly, insect pests infesting Citrus in Texas, USA, and codling moth (Helicoverpa armigera) in Western North America using sterile insect release (SIT). The incorporation of SIT in integrated pest management programmes...

Author(s)
Thomas, D. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930646)
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 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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