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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 Impacts of North American native and introduced natural enemies on population dynamics of the invasive emerald ash borer.

Author(s)
Duan, J. J.; Bauer, L. S.; Driesche, R. G. van
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Native North American vs. Asian Parasitoid natural enemies of invasive brown marmorated stink bug.

Author(s)
Abram, P. K.; Hoelmer, K. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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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 The challenge of swede midge management in canola.

This chapter is intended to help to increase capacity to address the swede midge, Contarinia nasturtii (a highly invasive species), which is increasingly problematic in canola, by summarizing its invasion history and patterns of damage, synthesizing the knowledge and experience gained over the past ...

Author(s)
Hallett, R. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Noctuid (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) pests of canola in North America.

Rape is attacked by a complex of species in the family Noctuidae (Lepidoptera). These species are highly variable in terms of feeding behaviour, region of occurrence and timing of different life stages. This chapter summarizes general information on these pests, their natural enemies (parasitoids,...

Author(s)
Floate, K. D.; Hervet, V. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phasmarhabditis</i>: the slug and snail parasitic nematodes in North America.

Invasive gastropods are among the most damaging pests of agriculture and horticulture in North America, with many species feeding directly on and reducing the yield and quality ratings of a wide range of crops. This chapter focuses on the importance of invasive gastropods in North America; the...

Author(s)
Ley, I. T. de; McDonnell, R.; Paine, T. D.; Ley, P. de
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and biological control in agricultural systems: principles and examples from North America.

Biological control of pests is a key feature of integrated pest management programmes in many agroecosystems. An assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on biological control is critical but challenging, because biological control depends on interspecific interactions, which are...

Author(s)
Eigenbrode, S. D.; Davis, T. S.; Crowder, D. W.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643786)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic factors, climatic variability and forest insect pests.

Abiotic factors have both direct and indirect effects on insects. This chapter focuses on the direct effects of abiotic factors, especially temperature, on insects with different life histories. We draw examples from forest insect pests, mainly from temperate and boreal regions. We also illustrate...

Author(s)
Neuvonen, S.; Virtanen, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643786)
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

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