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Cover for Integrated management of insect pests of rapeseed (canola) in China.

This chapter focuses on the major insect pests of rape in China, their damage and the economic losses that they cause. The importance ond benefits of the integration of various methods in the control of these insect pests are also discussed.

Author(s)
Zhao ZiHua; Wang LeYun; Reddy, G. V. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent change of biocontrol services in cotton agro-ecosystem of Northern China.

Author(s)
Lu, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Conservation biological control and IPM practices in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brassica</i> vegetable crops in China: a step Further.

Author(s)
Liu, Y. Q.; Liu, S. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Status of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management strategies in China.

This chapter summarizes the current status of entomophilic nematodes (EPNs) as biological control agents (BCAs) against important Chinese agricultural pests in integrated pest management and some important research advances of EPNs in controlling pests in China. The present drawbacks in research on ...

Author(s)
Wang CongLi; Li ChunJie
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Releases of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trissolcus japonicus</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anastatus</i> sp. for suppression of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Halyomorpha halys</i> in kiwifruit orchards.

Author(s)
Mi, Q. Q.; Zhang, J. P.; Han, Y. X.; Yan, Y. C.; Zhang, B. X.; Li, D. S.; Zhang, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for New horizons in diversification of temperate fruit crops.

Diversification of fruits refers to expansion in different kinds and varieties grown in a specific geographical region, area or zone with the aim of increasing productivity and marketability and showing a direct impact on the overall economy of the grower. Due to the increase in population and...

Author(s)
Mir, M. M.; Umar Iqbal; Sheikh Mehraj; Mir, S. A.; Munib-ur-Rehman; Banday, S. A.; Rather, G. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Status of resistance to Bt cotton in China: cotton bollworm and pink bollworm.

Transgenic cotton that expresses a gene derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has been deployed for combating the cotton pests Helicoverpa armigera and Pectinophora gossypiella since 1997 in China. The pest management tactics associated with Bt cotton have resulted in a drastic...

Author(s)
Gao YuLin; Liu ChenXi; Wu YiDong; Wu KongMing
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical fruit flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) of South-East Asia: Indomalaya to North-West Australasia.

The species within the Tribe Dacini, from Indomalaya to north-west Australasia, are described and illustrated. In all, 423 species are recorded from this region and treated under four genera, Bactrocera (with 18 subgenera), Dacus (with five subgenera), Ichneumonopsis and Monacrostichus. One new...

Author(s)
Drew, R. A. I.; Romig, M. C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640358)
Type
Book
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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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Cover for Mechanisms of degradation in grazed rangelands.

This chapter describes the mechanisms of degradation in grazed rangelands (loss of perennial grasses and shrubs), invasion by toxic and unpalatable plants, rodent outbreaks and the impact of periodic prolonged drought on plant growth and survival under intense grazing pressure. The components of...

Author(s)
Li XiangLin
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934965)
Type
Book chapter

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