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Cover for Asian citrus psyllid management in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This chapter focuses on the main management strategies used by citrus growers for Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) control in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Control strategies include monitoring and phytosanitary alert system, chemical control, biological control, and external actions. Farm size and the presence or...

Author(s)
Miranda, M. P.; Ayres, A. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Brazil.

Classical biological control attempts from 1921 to 1944 were not effective. During the 1960s, an important success was obtained by controlling the rhodesgrass scale in thousands of hectares of pastures with an introduced parasitoid. Also biocontrol of wheat aphids by introduction of parasitoids and ...

Author(s)
Bueno, V. H. P.; Parra, J. R. P.; Bettiol, W.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Thaumastocoris peregrinus</i> (Hemiptera: Thaumastocoridae) in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Eucalyptus</i> plantations in Brazil: an update.

Author(s)
Wilcken, C. F.; Barbosa, L. R.; Velozo, S. M.; Becchi, L. K.; Junqueira, L. R.; Sá, L. A. N. de; Zanuncio, J. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Options and challenges for pest control in intensive cropping systems in tropical regions.

This chapter focuses on the current status of pest problems and management in the intensive cropping systems of the Brazilian savanna. The major challenges and considerations for pest management in this region are also discussed.

Author(s)
Paula-Moraes, S. V.; Silva, F. M. de A.; Specht, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Status of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management strategies in Brazil.

This chapter presents the current research status on EPNs in Brazil, emphasizing their use in integrated pest management programmes. Studies on their diversity, biology, ecology, production and formulation are outlined. Their application in vegetable and arable crops; parks, urban tree plantings...

Author(s)
Leite, L. G.; Andaló, V.; Dolinski, C.; Moino Junior, A.; Batista, E.; Iede, E. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Plant Sciences Reviews 2011.

Plant Sciences Reviews provides scientists and students in the field with timely analysis on key topics in current research. These chapters were originally published in CAB Reviews. This volume makes available in printed form the reviews in plant sciences published during 2011.

Author(s)
Hemming, D.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640150)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Living in the land of ghosts: fruit traits and the importance of large mammals as seed dispersers in the Pantanal, Brazil.

This chapter presents the characteristics of fleshy-fruited plants in the Pantanal (Central Brazil) and describes the contributions of different animal guilds to seed dispersal. Fruits traits in the Pantanal are compared with those in the Atlantic rain forest (Brazil), in a mosaic of forest and...

Author(s)
Donatti, C. I.; Galetti, M.; Pizo, M. A.; Guimarães, P. R., Jr.; Jordano, P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931650)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Frugivory by birds in degraded areas of Brazil.

This chapter investigates which birds eat fruits and disperse seeds in degraded areas of two Brazilian global biodiversity hotspots that have suffered intense and ongoing degradation (Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado). Focus is given on quantitative assessment of two aspects of avian frugivory, i.e. ...

Author(s)
Pizo, M. A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931650)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control for insect pests in greenhouses: an unexpected success.

Crop protection in greenhouses became strongly chemically oriented in the 1950s. Rapid development of pesticide resistance initiated a search for alternatives. Presently, in greenhouse vegetables of northern Europe, most arthropod problems can be solved without the use of pesticides. This is the...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A nucleopolyhedrovirus for control of the velvetbean caterpillar in Brazilian soybeans.

Implementation of an IPM project in Brazil to control the velvetbean caterpillar in soyabean presented a unique opportunity to take advantage of a naturally occurring nucleopolyhedrosis virus against the pest. This is the story of the discovery and implementation of this virus, which is presently...

Author(s)
Moscardi, F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter

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