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Cover for Pests and pollinators of avocado.

Information on the pests of avocado belonging to the order Acari, Isoptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, Thysanoptera and Lepidoptera, Diptera and Coleoptera are reviewed. Pollination biology of avocado including its flower morphology and behaviour, as well as information on the pollinators of the crop...

Author(s)
Wysoki, M.; Berg, M. A. van den; Ish-Am, G.; Gazit, S.; Peña, J. E.; Waite, G. K.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994345)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pests of minor tropical fruits.

The phenology of durian, mangosteen, rambutan, acerola and carambola are reviewed, along with the key pests infesting the crops. Notes are presented on the economic importance of the pests and their control.

Author(s)
Ooi, P. A. C.; Winotai, A.; Peña, J. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994345)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biology and management of the red palm weevil, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rhynchophorus ferrugineus</i>.

This chapter summarizes the research developed during the last century on different aspects of the red palm weevil R. ferrugineus, including latest findings on its biology, morphotaxonomy, geographical distribution, economic impact and management and prevention options, including chemical,...

Author(s)
Giblin-Davis, R. M.; Faleiro, J. R.; Jacas, J. A.; Peña, J. E.; Vidyasagar, P. S. P. V.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Avocado weevils of the genus <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Heilipus</i>.

This chapters describes the distribution, developmental stages, host plants, biology, damage, sampling, monitoring, assessment of damage and economic thresholds, and management tactics (including cultural, chemical and biological) of avocado weevils of the genus Heilipus. These include the seed...

Author(s)
Castañeda-Vildózola, A.; Equihua-Martinez, A.; Peña, J. E.
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 Organic integrated pest management of tropical fruit crops.

This chapter reviews the tactics that could be used or are currently used for organic tropical fruit production. Key insect pests of 4 tropical-subtropical crops, i.e. avocado, mango, pawpaw and banana, are presented and the phases of the IPM programmes for their control are reviewed and discussed.

Author(s)
Peña, J. E.; Carrillo, D.; Fab, B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Likelihood of dispersal of the armored scale, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aonidiella orientalis</i> (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), to avocado trees from infested fruit discarded on the ground, and observations on spread by handlers.

Results are presented of experiments conducted in Homestead, Florida, USA, from 2007 to 2009 to investigate the likelihood of infestation of orchard avocado trees by crawlers of oriental red scale, Aonidiella orientalis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), originating from artificially infested fruit...

Author(s)
Hennessey, M. K.; Peña, J. E.; Zlotina, M.; Santos, K.
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Planococcus minor</i> (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): bioecology, survey and mitigation strategies.

This chapter describes the host range, economic impact, pest status, origin and distribution, molecular identification, biology, life history, rearing techniques, sampling and monitoring, damage and economic thresholds, and control tactics (including chemical, biological, ant control, mating...

Author(s)
Roda, A.; Francis, A.; Kairo, M. T. K.; Culik, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
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