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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 Introduction.

A brief history of the evolution of the oil palm crop is provided, from domestication and small-scale production in Africa (its centre of origin/diversity) to crop expansion, especially in South-east Asia, in becoming the world's top oil crop. Knowledge of the biology and genetics of oil palm are...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Success and failures of IPM in Africa and Asia: the significance of biocontrol.

Author(s)
Murphy, S. T.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Taylor, B.; Thompson, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Old and new host-parasitoid associations: parasitism of the native African and invasive fruit flies species.

Author(s)
Mohamed, S. A.; Ekesi, S.; Wharton, R.; Lux, S. A.; Overholt, W. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Climate-smart push-pull: a conservation agriculture technology for food security and environmental sustainability in Africa.

This chapter describes the push-pull technological innovation developed by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in the UK and partners in East Africa, which addresses smallholder agricultural constraints, food insecurity, and environmental degradation and has the...

Author(s)
Khan, Z. R.; Midega, C. A. O.; Pittchar, J. O.; Murage, A.; Pickett, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards a better understanding of biophysical determinants of yield gaps and the potential for expansion of the rice area in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of rice production systems in Africa and their distribution as a function of spatial variability of climate (agroecological zones) and soils on the continent. The current status of knowledge with respect to yield gaps and disease epidemics is discussed, and the...

Author(s)
Saito, K.; Nelson, A.; Zwart, S. J.; Niang, A.; Sow, A.; Yoshida, H.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bird damage to rice in Africa: evidence and control.

This chapter reviews the available evidence of bird damage to rice in Africa and the bird species involved. Some commonly used measures to control these bird pests are also discussed.

Author(s)
Mey, Y. de; Demont, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Banana systems in the humid highlands of sub-Saharan Africa: enhancing resilience and productivity.

This book addresses issues related to intensification of banana-based cropping systems in the (sub)humid highland areas of Africa. The information that is presented in the 28 chapters of the book is based on research carried out in the Great Lakes Region by CIALCA (Consortium for Improving...

Author(s)
Blomme, G.; Asten, P. van; Vanlauwe, B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book
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Cover for Farmer perceptions of the biophysical constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa, and potential impact of research.

This chapter describes farmer perceptions of major biotic (weeds, diseases, insects, birds and rodents) and abiotic (drought, flooding, extreme temperatures, and soil-related constraints, such as non-fertile soil, low organic matter content, poor waterholding capacity, nutrient deficiency, Fe...

Author(s)
Diagne, A.; Alia, D. Y.; Amovin-Assagba, E.; Wopereis, M. C. S.; Saito, K.; Nakelse, T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Migrations of pest and beneficial insects.

This chapter summarizes the findings from some radar-based field studies of migrations of insect species of major economic importance in Africa, North America and East Asia. Similar investigations that have been made, mostly quite recently, of the migratory flights of beneficial insects (predators...

Author(s)
Drake, V. A.; Reynolds, D. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935566)
Type
Book chapter

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