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Cover for Biological control.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is susceptible to herbivory, but there are no herbivores or pathogens in the introduced ranges that are known to exert any critical impact on parthenium weed. Classical biological control, using host-specific (highly selective) natural enemies introduced...

Author(s)
Dhileepan, K.; McFadyen, R.; Strathie, L.; Naeem Khan
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora cinnamomi</i> in Australia.

Recent technological advances, including the current sequencing of the P. cinnamomi genome and the ability to silence selected genes, promise to greatly facilitate research that will increase our knowledge of P. cinnamomi biology, leading to a better understanding of P. cinnamomi pathogenicity and, ...

Author(s)
Hee, W. Y.; Torreña, P. S.; Blackman, L. M.; Hardham, A. R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640938)
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 Diseases of fenugreek (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trigonella foenum-graecum</i> L.) and their control measures, with special emphasis on fungal diseases.

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is an annual legume crop cultivated in India, the Mediterranean region, China, parts of Africa, Europe and Australia and, in recent years, in North America. Although traditionally used as a spice crop, fenugreek has important medicinal and nutraceutical...

Author(s)
Acharya, S. N.; Thomas, J. E.; Prasad, R.; Basu, S. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Decision support systems.

The term 'Decision Support System' (DSS) has been used rather loosely to include a number of different methods of improving pest management and decision making over control measures. In this chapter, DSS is taken to mean one or more models, databases, rules, or piece of information that together...

Author(s)
Knight, J. D.; Thackray, D. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851998190)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of tourism in spreading dieback disease in Australian vegetation.

This paper describes the life history, distribution and ecological effects of Phytophthora cinnamomi in Australia. It establishes the fact that tourism contributes to the spread of P. cinnamomi dieback both by spreading spores, mycelium and infected plant material, and by changing conditions in...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.; King, N.; Zubrinich, T.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998107)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Forests and society: sustainability and life cycles of forests in human landscapes.

This book, which contains 8 chapters, provides a framework for the general public, forest managers and policy makers to understand what factors need to be included when working towards using and protecting the world's forests so that they can be sustained. Topics covered include: historical...

Author(s)
Vogt, K. A.; Honea, J.; Vogt, D. J.; Andreu, M.; Edmonds, R.; Sigurdardóttir, R.; Patel-Weynand, T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930981)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Litchi and longan: botany, production and uses.

Litchi and the related fruit longan are grown extensively in China and South East Asia, as well as in Australia, Florida (USA), southern Europe and southern Africa. This book represents the only comprehensive balanced and internationally focused publication on these fruits. It covers all aspects of ...

Author(s)
Menzel, C. M.; Waite, G. K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management in Australia.

This chapter covers the following aspects of integrated pest management (IPM) in Australia: policy support in IPM; case studies on the use of insect viruses, predatory mites, pheromone-mediated mating disruption, and transgenic pest-resistant crops (cotton) in insect pest control; integrated...

Author(s)
Williams, D. G.; Il'ichev, A. L.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter

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