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Cover for Integrated pest management.

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an integrated approach for prevention of losses caused by plant diseases and pests. In the IPM approach, the aim is to use ecologically and economically sound methods that reduce or minimize the risk to human health and the environment. This means that...

Author(s)
Munk, L.; Yuen, J.; Djurle, A.; Tronsmo, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dill.

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is cultivated worldwide as a fresh or dried herb and for essential oil. Indian dill, formerly classified as Anethum sowa, is a botanical variety of A. graveolens that predominates in India and South-east Asia. Dill is believed to have originated in the eastern...

Author(s)
Passam, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Discussion.

This chapter discusses and summarizes the introductions and releases of exotic invertebrate biological control agents (IBCAs; including predatory arthropod, parasitoid and phytophagous species) in Europe for the biological control of insect pests and weeds. The challenge in the future for the...

Author(s)
Gerber, E.; Schaffner, U.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390790)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Brief history of the main published works on the mites of economic plants.

This chapter focuses on the main works on economic acarology and the importance of basic knowledge in the intervention that is applied is highlighted by references that are included on systematic and taxonomic aspects. The discussion is arranged by geographic area, i.e. the Mediterranean region...

Author(s)
Vacante, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Exotic insect biocontrol agents released in Europe.

This chapter provides information on the release of natural enemies and biological control agents (which include predatory insects and parasitoids) for the management of 54 known insect pests and some unspecified aphids, scale insects, moths, coccidae and other insect targets in Europe.

Author(s)
Gerber, E.; Schaffner, U.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390790)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction and summary.

This chapter introduces the contents of this review, which provides an overview of all documented releases of exotic (non-European) invertebrate biological control agents into the environment in Europe and summarizes key information on the target species as well as on the biological control agent...

Author(s)
Gerber, E.; Schaffner, U.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390790)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Legume crops and biodiversity.

Modern intensive cropping systems rely on simple cropping sequences, mineral fertilizers and chemical crop protection. This has led to a reduction of crop diversity, simplified landscapes and declines in biodiversity. However, even today in intensive farming systems, legume-supported cropping has...

Author(s)
Everwand, G.; Cass, S.; Dauber, J.; Williams, M.; Stout, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lupins in European cropping systems.

The lupins are an interesting group of legume crop species that produce large seeds containing up to 40% protein. The genus Lupinus is part of the tribe Genisteae. More than 170 species have been described from the New World and only 12 species from Europe, North and East Africa. Wild lupins are...

Author(s)
Gresta, F.; Wink, M.; Prins, U.; Abberton, M.; Capraro, J.; Scarafoni, A.; Hill, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rootstock development.

This chapter deal with almond rootstock development. The most important traits of an almond rootstock are described, which are categorized into five groups: (i) nursery characteristics; (ii) graft compatibility; (iii) orchard characteristics; (iv) resistance to biotic (such as diseases, nematodes...

Author(s)
Rubio-Cabetas, M. J.; Felipe, A. J.; Reighard, G. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter

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