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Cover for Towards reliable mapping of biosecurity risk: incorporating uncertainty and decision makers' risk aversion.

Pest risk maps are an important source of decision support when devising strategies to minimize introductions of invasive organisms and mitigate their impacts. When possible management responses to an invader include costly or socially sensitive activities, decision makers tend to follow a more...

Author(s)
Yemshanov, D.; Koch, F. H.; Ducey, M.; Haack, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How early discoveries about <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bacillus thuringiensis</i> prejudiced subsequent research and use.

Bacillus thuringiensis is the most successful and widely used microbial biological insecticide to date. Research has focused on the insecticidal properties of this bacterial group. As a result, its other potential roles may have been overlooked. This chapter examines what other ecological roles or...

Author(s)
Côté, J. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Control of mites in pome fruit by inoculation and conservation.

In North America consumers are demanding high-quality fresh apples virtually free of any pesticide residues. Meanwhile, in addition to diseases of apples, there are over a hundred different species of arthropods that are direct or indirect pests of apple. Because of the extensive scientific...

Author(s)
Bostanian, N. J.; Lasnier, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Hoplocampa testudinea</i> (Klug), European apple sawfly (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae).

This chapter focuses on European apple sawfly (Hoplocampa testudinea) infesting apples (Malus domestica) in Canada, and provides an overview of the biological control agents (entomophilic nematodes (Steinernema carpocapsae, Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora) and parasitoids (...

Author(s)
Vincent, C.; Babendreier, D.; Kuhlmann, U.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mindarus abietinus</i> Koch, balsam twig aphid (Hemiptera: Mindaridae).

This chapter focuses on balsam twig aphid (Mindarus abietinus) attacking Abies balsamea and Picea glauca in Canada, and provides an overview of the biological control agents, parasitoids and predators that have been used to date for its management especially in Quebec, and the effectiveness of...

Author(s)
Cloutier, C.; Jean, C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Choristoneura fumiferana</i> (Clemens), eastern spruce budworm (Tortricidae).

This chapter focuses on eastern spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) attacking Picea glauca, Picea rubens, Picea mariana and Abies balsamea in Canada, and provides an overview of the biological control agents, parasitoids and entomopathogens (including fungi and protozoa, but most especially...

Author(s)
Smith, S. M.; Frankenhuyzen, K. van; Nealis, V. G.; Bourchier, R. S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995274)
Type
Book chapter

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