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Cover for Cassava: pests and diseases.

Cassava is attacked by numerous pests and diseases that cause significant losses, especially in South America, its area of origin. Some pathogens attack only the stakes and invade the vascular system, constituting primary sources of infection, while others attack only foliar or root tissues. This...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Argentina.

Biological control in Argentina has a longstanding tradition with records of natural enemy introductions since the beginning of the 20th century, mainly between 1900 and 1940. Eight predators, 70 parasitoids and seven pathogens have been introduced for arthropod control, plus eight weed biocontrol...

Author(s)
Greco, N. M.; Walsh, G. C.; Luna, M. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Diabrotica speciosa</i>: an important soil pest in South America.

This chapter describes the biology, life cycle, distribution, host plants, damage, and control (using insecticides, sex pheromones, plant resistance and biological control agents), and rearing of Diabrotica speciosa, an important soil pest in South America.

Author(s)
Ávila, C. J.; Santana, A. G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biology, ecology and management of the South American tomato pinworm, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Tuta absoluta</i>.

This chapter focuses on the South American tomato pinworm Tuta absoluta (i) origin, spread and current distribution; (ii) basic but critical information regarding bioecology; (iii) rearing techniques; (iv) known host plants; (v) sampling and monitoring techniques; and (vi) control methods available ...

Author(s)
Urbaneja, A.; Desneux, N.; Gabarra, R.; Arnó, J.; González-Cabrera, J.; Mafra Neto, A.; Stoltman, L.; Pinto, A. de S.; Parra, J. R. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The tomato fruit borer, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Neoleucinodes elegantalis</i> (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), an insect pest of neotropical Solanaceous fruits.

The tomato fruit borer, N. elegantalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) is one of the most important pests in the production of Solanaceae in South America. This chapter reports several aspects of its biology (including life cycle and morphology), habits, geographical range, monitoring and sampling...

Author(s)
Montilla, A. E. D.; Solis, M. A.; Kondo, T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gall midges (Cecidomyiidae) attacking horticultural crops in the Caribbean region and South America.

Gall midges are a major problem of horticultural crops (tomatoes, potatoes, asparagus, pepper) in the Caribbean region and in South America. This chapter describes the hot pepper (Capsicum chinense) gall midge (HPGM) classified as Contarinia spp., undetermined species, and Prodiplosis longifila....

Author(s)
Goldsmith, J.; Castillo, J.; Clarke-Harris, D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The citrus orthezia, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Praelongorthezia praelonga</i> (Douglas) (Hemiptera: Ortheziidae), a potential invasive species.

The citrus orthezia, Praelongorthezia praelonga (Hemiptera: Ortheziidae), is a highly polyphagous scale insect that causes plant damage both directly by its feeding and indirectly due to its associated sooty moulds (generally caused by a fungus, Capnodium sp.). This Neotropical species currently is ...

Author(s)
Kondo, T.; Peronti, A. L.; Kozár, F.; Szita, É.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potential invasive pests of agricultural crops.

This book highlights studies on potential invasive pests, focusing on pests from South America, Central America and the islands of the Caribbean basin. These include the Coleopterans, followed by the Lepidopterans. The importance of several dipterans is also treated. Tephritid fruit flies are...

Author(s)
Peña, J. E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Tecia solanivora</i> Povolny (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), an invasive pest of potatoes <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Solanum tuberosum</i> L. in the Northern Andes.

T. solanivora (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is a key pest of potato tubers that recently invaded some cultivation areas in South America and the Canary Islands, with disastrous effects on the potato industry in these areas. This chapter describes the pest distribution, life history, life cycle,...

Author(s)
Carrillo, D.; Torrado-Leon, E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for IPM case studies: cotton.

This chapter presents the biological and ecological characteristics of Aphis gossypii, its infestation of cotton crop, its damage and economic importance. Some advantages and disadvantages of A. gossypii control strategies (chemical, cultural, biological and integrated control and use of pest...

Author(s)
Deguine, J. P.; Vaissayre, M.; Leclant, F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851998190)
Type
Book chapter

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