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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 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 Recent mite invasions in South America.

This chapter focuses on five phytophagous mites that were reported in South America during the last decade and that were considered relevant due to their current or potential socioeconomic importance and/or their invasive history: the Hindustan Citrus Mite, Schizotetranychus hindustanicus; the...

Author(s)
Navia, D.; Marsaro Júnior, A. L.; Gondim Júnior, M. G. C.; Mendonça, R. S. de; Pereira, P. R. V. da S.
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 <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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