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Cover for Epidemiology of huanglongbing: implications of infective colonization events.

This chapter discusses the epidemiology of huanglongbing (HLB or citrus greening, presumably caused by 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus and vectored by the psyllid Diaphorina citri) in light of a new transmission mechanism. Examples given are from Florida (USA), where incursion of HLB has been...

Author(s)
Halbert, S.; Singer, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated management of Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing in Florida: past, present and future.

First detected in 1998, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Diaphorina citri swept through Florida (USA) in record time, comparable in spread only to the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella detected 5 years earlier. Movement of both pests was aided by commercial transport of plants throughout the...

Author(s)
Stansly, P. A.; Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Area-wide management of Asian citrus psyllid in Texas.

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri, is a known vector of the bacterial pathogens Candidatus Liberibacter spp., causal agents of the deadly citrus greening disease or huanglongbing. ACP was first reported in the US in the state of Florida in 1998, but has since invaded all citrus...

Author(s)
Sétamou, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of Asian citrus psyllid in California.

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri, was first detected in southern California (USA) in 2008 and the putative causal bacterium of huanglongbing (HLB), 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus', was first found in a single residential tree in 2012. Studies of insecticide efficacy for ACP control...

Author(s)
Grafton-Cardwell, E. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production and trade.

This chapter presents an overview of the world production, export, import and consumption trends of papaya (Carica papaya) in the US and European Union (EU) markets. Despite the noticeable rise in global demand for papaya, production issues, particularly Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) disease,...

Author(s)
Evans, E. A.; Ballen, F. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control of grape canker pathogens.

This chapter presents experiments conducted to: (i) isolate and identify microorganisms that occur naturally on grapevine pruning wounds; and (ii) evaluate in vitro and in planta the ability of these microorganisms to prevent infection by grapevine canker pathogens, members of the...

Author(s)
Costadone, L.; Gubler, W. D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risk of uncontrolled importation of seed potato from Europe to East and Central Africa: what are the policy options?

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is an important food and cash crop. It is among the 10 strategic staple crops for food and income security in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). Its importance continues to rise due to increased urbanization, change in eating habits and uptake of processed potato products...

Author(s)
Kaguongo, W.; Rwomushana, I.; Kashaija, I. N.; Ntizo, S.; Kabira, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Work of multiple organizations to improve seed potato health in the USA and an example of change to reduce <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Potato virus Y</i> in seed potato lots.

In the USA, seed potato improvement starts with the individual seed potato grower. The seed grower also has resources that are available from university experts and from the organizations that certify the seed potatoes. Systems that exist for the production of seed potatoes have similar but...

Author(s)
Whitworth, J. L.; Nolte, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The NCSU/APHIS plant pest forecasting system (NAPPFAST).

This chapter describes the North-Carolina-State-University/Animal-and-Plant-Health-Inspection-Service Plant Pest Forecasting System (NAPPFAST). NAPPFAST, developed for pest risk modelling and mapping, was formerly used to support pest detection, emergency response and risk analysis for the US...

Author(s)
Magarey, R. D.; Borchert, D. M.; Fowler, G. A.; Hong, S. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora infestans</i> in the USA.

Late blight of tomato and potato caused by Phytophthora infestans is a recurring and costly problem for growers in the USA. The history of late blight in the USA, current status of late blight in the USA, grower attitudes towards late blight, management, current research, and future perspectives of ...

Author(s)
Halterman, D.; Gevens, A. J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640938)
Type
Book chapter

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