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Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History and management - Southern Africa and western Indian Ocean islands.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) has been recorded in the Southern African countries of South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and most recently Botswana, and the western Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Mauritius including Rodrigues, as well as RĂ©union, Seychelles, Comoros,...

Author(s)
Strathie, L. W.; McConnachie, A. J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Which haystack? Climate matching to narrow the search for weed biological control agents.

The shrub Chromolaena odorata (L.) King and Robinson (Asteraceae) is highly invasive in southeastern Africa and is the subject of a South African biological control programme. The biotype of C. odorata growing in South Africa differs in several respects from the more common type noted to be...

Author(s)
Robertson, M. P.; Zachariades, C.; Kriticos, D. J.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Hydrilla verticillata</i> threatens South African waters.

South Africa's inland water systems are currently under threat from hydrilla, Hydrilla verticillata L. Royle (Hydrocharitaceae), the worst submerged aquatic weed in the USA. The presence of the weed was confirmed for the first time in South Africa in February 2006, on Pongolapoort Dam in...

Author(s)
Coetzee, J. A.; Madeira, P. T.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for History, distribution and uses.

This chapter reviews the origin of avocado including their ecological races; ecological adaptations; early distributions; subsequent distributions (South Africa, Israel, Chile, Australia, USA); world production and marketing; fruit composition and uses; lipid content; nutritive value, vitamins,...

Author(s)
Knight, R. J., Jr.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Helicidae as pests in Australian and South African grapevines.

Viticulture in Australia and South Africa is described. The geographical distribution, dispersal and phenology of Cantareus aspersus and Theba pisana, the major gastropod species infesting grape-producing regions in Australia and South Africa, are briefly discussed. The control of these pests by...

Author(s)
Sanderson, G.; Sirgel, W.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993201)
Type
Book chapter

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