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Cover for Weeding.

Various weed species are common in the main nursery and include grasses and sedges as well as broad-leafed plants. The main nursery is susceptible to weeds, especially wind-dispersed species, as there are open spaces between the bags. Weeds are managed using mechanical and chemical methods. It is...

Author(s)
Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Rusfiandi, H.; Forster, B. P.; Sembiring, E. H.; Subbarao, A. S.; Zahara, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242140)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management: physical, cultural, chemical.

The ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), particularly its persistent soil seed bank, the multiple dispersal mechanisms and the ability to reach reproductive maturity quickly, allows it to persist in areas following initial control activities. To attain the desired level of...

Author(s)
Campbell, S. D.; Vogler, W. D.; Tamado Tana
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Impacts and management options for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i> in plantations.

This chapter looks at the impact of mikania (M. micrantha) in plantation crops and reviews options for its management. A tabulated summary of the various impacts of mikania in plantations and commercial crops in the Asia-Pacific region is provided. Options for controlling mikania in plantations...

Author(s)
Sankaran, K. V.; Tjitrosemito, S.; Sastroutomo, S. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Vertebrate pests and their control.

This chapter deals with vertebrate pests, including rats and mice (which transmit parasites and diseases to other animals and humans, and can be found in gardens and forests), bats (find shelter in structures) and birds (which create problems when they come into conflict with human). Information is ...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395146)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management and good agricultural practice recommendations in greenhouse crops.

This chapter focuses on the major insect and mite pests of greenhouse crops and the losses that they cause during production. The benefits of the integration of various control methods (biological, physical, mechanical and chemical, among others) in the management of these pests are also discussed.

Author(s)
Hanafi, A.; Rapisarda, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cultural practices.

Tahiti lime (Citrus latifolia) is a widely cultivated species among all lime species, therefore, the information presented in this chapter is mainly focused on this species. Some cultural practices are described, including planting density, types of pruning (tree training, cleaning and...

Author(s)
Siqueira, D. L. de; Salomão, L. C. C.; Aquino, C. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for History and management - Southern Africa and western Indian Ocean islands.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) has been recorded in the Southern African countries of South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and most recently Botswana, and the western Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Mauritius including Rodrigues, as well as Réunion, Seychelles, Comoros,...

Author(s)
Strathie, L. W.; McConnachie, A. J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Control options for invasive alien plants in agroforestry in the Asia-Pacific region.

In the Asia-Pacific region, some of the world's worst invasive alien plants have been present for over a century. Top of the list of terrestrial weeds that affect agroforestry are species such as Lantana camara (lantana), Chromolaena odorata (chromolaena), Parthenium hysterophorus (parthenium), ...

Author(s)
Sankaran, K. V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Weed control strategies for potato (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Solanum tuberosum</i>).

This chapter describes some common and troublesome weeds in potato, and their management. Integrated weed management is discussed, which can be divided into three phases: seedbank management, minimization of seedling establishment, and reduction of weed-crop interference. It is suggested that...

Author(s)
Burke, I. C.; Everman, W. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642802)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Planococcus minor</i> (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): bioecology, survey and mitigation strategies.

This chapter describes the host range, economic impact, pest status, origin and distribution, molecular identification, biology, life history, rearing techniques, sampling and monitoring, damage and economic thresholds, and control tactics (including chemical, biological, ant control, mating...

Author(s)
Roda, A.; Francis, A.; Kairo, M. T. K.; Culik, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter

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