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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Thuja</i> L.

This chapter discusses the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; provenance; yield; timber and uses; and place of western red cedar (Thuja plicata...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for IPM case studies: Brassicas.

This chapter focuses on the various integrated pest management strategies used for aphid control of leafy Brassicas in the UK.

Author(s)
Collier, R. H.; Finch, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for IPM case studies: brassicas.

This chapter focuses on the integrated pest management (IPM) strategies used for controlling aphids on Brassica species in the UK, drawing comparisons with strategies employed in other countries where information is available. Specific sections are provided for the biology of pest aphids in the UK, ...

Author(s)
Collier, R. H.; Finch, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851998190)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Field tests in the UK of a genetically modified baculovirus.

Foreign genes expressing insecticidal proteins have been introduced into baculoviruses to improve their efficacy. These recombinant baculoviruses were shown to paralyze and kill target larvae faster than the wild types. In order to find out whether genetically modified baculoviruses had any...

Author(s)
Cory, J. S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Early history of plant health control measures.

This chapter provides an overview of pest and disease control measures from the Second World War (1939-1945) onwards; spread of plant pests in trade; development of international phytosanitary agreements; phytosanitary legislation in the UK in response to outbreaks of the Colorado beetle (...

Author(s)
Ebbels, D. L.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996806)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Yield loss.

This chapter focuses on crop yield and economic losses due to pest infestations and their measurement. Case studies are presented, dealing with the effects of feeding by larvae of Plutella xylostella and Phaedon cochleariae on the yield of turnip and radish plants; prevalence and regional...

Author(s)
Dent, D.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cultural and interference methods.

This chapter describes the cultural method of insect pest control, which is affected by the manipulation of the environment in such a way as to render it unfavourable for the pest. This may be achieved through techniques such as crop rotation, hermetic storage systems, intercropping, manipulation...

Author(s)
Dent, D.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993409)
Type
Book chapter