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Cover for Management of the Asian citrus psyllid in Asia.

This chapter focuses on the origin and spread, pest status, current distribution and influence of abiotic factors, chemical control, spread of huanglongbing, insecticide resistance, natural enemies, plant volatiles, and physical control of the Asian citrus psyllid. Citrus industries and orchards...

Author(s)
Beattie, G. A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phyto-pathogens and soil nutrients shape biological control of invasive mealybugs in Asia's cassava crops.

Author(s)
Wyckhuys, K. A. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Integration of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in vitro</i> techniques in informal seed production systems of potato in Africa.

Presently, Asia and Europe are the world's major potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) producing regions, accounting for more than 80% of world production. Harvests in Africa and Latin America are far smaller, with productivity of around 11-12 t/ha and 16 t/ha, respectively, in comparison with North...

Author(s)
Kumar, V. A.; Kumar, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Other tropical Asian and Pacific fruit.

This chapter on langsat and duku (Lansium domesticum), santol (Sandoricum koetjape), wax apple (Syzygium samarangense), pummelo (Citrus maxima) and ambarella (Spondias dulcis) covers the following: taxonomy, areas of origin and distribution, environmental conditions for cultivation (climate, and...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937898)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Occurrence of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pyrenophora tritici-repentis</i> causing tan spot in Argentina.

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is currently considered as one of the most important crops worldwide. It can be affected by several diseases. However, only a limited number of them, like 'tan spot' resulting from the fungus produced by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, cause serious problems to the crop...

Author(s)
Moreno, M. V.; Perelló, A. E.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bridging the gap with the CGIAR system-wide program on integrated pest management.

This chapter describes the following aspects of the System-Wide Programme on Integrated Pest (arthropods, vertebrates, pathogens, weeds and other organisms detrimental to agricultural production) Management (SP-IPM), a global network in IPM established by the CGIAR in 1995, with Africa, Asia and...

Author(s)
James, B.; Neuenschwander, P.; Markham, R.; Anderson, P.; Braun, A.; Overholt, W. A.; Khan, Z. R.; Makkouk, K.; Emechebe, A.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The viruses and virus diseases of cassava.

The history, symptoms, distribution and prevalence, aetiology, epidemiology and control of cassava viral diseases from Africa, South/Central America and Asia/Pacific are discussed.

Author(s)
Calvert, L. A.; Thresh, J. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995243)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding for crop improvement.

The topics covered include: cytotaxonomy of the genus Manihot; flower behaviour, hybridization techniques and seed management; breeding strategy (for Africa; for Latin Americas; for Asia); breeding for high yield; breeding for root quality (starch and dry matter content); breeding for low content...

Author(s)
Jennings, D. L.; Iglesias, C.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995243)
Type
Book chapter

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