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Cover for Biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean: its rich history and bright future.

This book contains 32 chapters focusing on the biological control of many invasive pests, diseases and weeds and ensuring a healthy and sustainable food supply in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The rich history of biological control in the region is documented and steps for...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.; Luna, M. G.; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean: information sources, organizations, types and approaches in biological control.

Biological control with arthropod natural enemies and microbial control agents has been applied since the year 1895 in Latin America and the Caribbean and is currently used on a very large scale. Sources about the history and current situation of biocontrol in this region were not easy to trace and ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.; Luna, M. G.; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Barbados.

Early classical biocontrol successes in Barbados, some in combination with natural control, were the control of: sugarcane borers, sugarcane mealybugs and West Indian cane fly in sugarcane; cottony cushion scale and citrus blackfly in citrus; coconut whitefly in palm; fall armyworm in vegetables...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The uptake of biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Biological control started to be used in the 1880s in Latin America and the Caribbean and has since developed into a widely applied pest management method. Currently almost 32 million hectares are under classical, more than 31 million hectares under augmentative and hundreds of thousands of...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Cock, M. J. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pest management in organic rice: Latin America and the Caribbean.

This chapter focuses on organic rice pest management options for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Information on biological control agents, cultural practices, resistant cultivars and other non-chemical means of pest control are discussed. General principles and practical methods of...

Author(s)
Pantoja, A.; Torres, E. A.; Garcia, A.; Gaterol, E. J.; Prado, G. A.; Cruz, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Jamaica.

Jamaica has a rich history of successful biological control of more than 25 pests of economic and quarantine importance. Approximately 14 classical, 13 natural and six augmentative biocontrol programmes were recorded, as well as two fortuitous introductions. The programmes concerned control of key...

Author(s)
Sherwood, M. A.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in the remaining Caribbean islands.

Biological control activities on 18 (groups of) Caribbean islands are summarized. Many natural enemies were introduced to these islands through Trinidad and Tobago up to 1980. Also, inter-island exchange of biocontrol agents took place. The majority of projects concerned classical biocontrol, while ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Gall midges (Cecidomyiidae) attacking horticultural crops in the Caribbean region and South America.

Gall midges are a major problem of horticultural crops (tomatoes, potatoes, asparagus, pepper) in the Caribbean region and in South America. This chapter describes the hot pepper (Capsicum chinense) gall midge (HPGM) classified as Contarinia spp., undetermined species, and Prodiplosis longifila....

Author(s)
Goldsmith, J.; Castillo, J.; Clarke-Harris, D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The citrus orthezia, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Praelongorthezia praelonga</i> (Douglas) (Hemiptera: Ortheziidae), a potential invasive species.

The citrus orthezia, Praelongorthezia praelonga (Hemiptera: Ortheziidae), is a highly polyphagous scale insect that causes plant damage both directly by its feeding and indirectly due to its associated sooty moulds (generally caused by a fungus, Capnodium sp.). This Neotropical species currently is ...

Author(s)
Kondo, T.; Peronti, A. L.; Kozár, F.; Szita, É.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potential invasive species of scale insects for the USA and Caribbean Basin.

This chapter deals with potential invasive scale insect pests for the USA and the Caribbean Basin. There are approximately 7500 known species of scale insects (Coccoidea) belonging to 45 families (extant and fossil); however, the most common species, and the ones that are usually intercepted at US...

Author(s)
Evans, G. A.; Dooley, J. W.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter

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