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Cover for Cultural and interference methods.

This chapter provides different methods of cultural control of insect pests. Cultural control of insect pests uses manipulation of the environment in such a way as to render it unfavourable for the pest. Many of the methods interfere with the pest's ability to colonize a crop, thus promoting...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management.

This chapter defines integrated pest management and its components, i.e. cultural, biological and chemical controls. Some of the cultural control methods described include sowing of resistant cultivars and crop rotation, as well as application of interference methods (using pheromones and...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pest management in organic olive.

This chapter presents information on the major insect pests of organic olive production and the various strategies used in their management, such as biological control, use of behaviour modifying chemicals, insecticides and sterile insect technique, among others.

Author(s)
Delrio, G.; Lentini, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Argentina.

Biological control in Argentina has a longstanding tradition with records of natural enemy introductions since the beginning of the 20th century, mainly between 1900 and 1940. Eight predators, 70 parasitoids and seven pathogens have been introduced for arthropod control, plus eight weed biocontrol...

Author(s)
Greco, N. M.; Walsh, G. C.; Luna, M. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Area wide integrated pest management incorporating the sterile insect technique: gut microbiota impacts on tephritid fitness and performance.

Author(s)
Shuttleworth, L. A.; Deutscher, A. T.; Osborne, T.; Khan, M. A. M.; Collins, D.; Burke, C.; Chapman, T.; Darling, A.; Riegler, M.; Reynolds, O. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Emerging technologies for urban mosquito management.

This chapter reviews novel technologies for controlling urban mosquito pests and their associated diseases, including impregnated fabrics, polystyrene beads, ovitraps and adult traps, insecticidal paints, sugar baits, entomopathogenic fungi, laser, auto-dissemination systems, nematodes, copepods,...

Author(s)
Entwistle, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642758)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conditional dominant lethals - RIDL.

This chapter focuses on sterile insect technique (SIT) improvement through the use of conditional dominant lethal genes, which can be used for sterilization and/or sex separation. When these conditional lethal genes are transgenes, i.e. constructed using recombinant DNA methods with at least some...

Author(s)
Alphey, L.; Koukidou, M.; Morrison, N. I.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transgenic approaches for sterile insect control of dipteran livestock pests and lepidopteran crop pests.

This chapter focuses on the various transgenic approaches in the control of dipteran livestock pests and lepidopteran crop pests based on the sterile insect technique.

Author(s)
Scott, M. J.; Morrison, N. I.; Simmons, G. S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sexual sterilization of mosquitoes.

This chapter discusses how genetic sterility can be induced by transgenic methods in mosquitoes, with a focus on Anopheles gambiae. It examines mechanisms for inducing sterility that have already been identified or that represent promising targets, and reviews current research on genetic sterility...

Author(s)
Gabrieli, P.; Marois, E.; Catteruccia, F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for RIDL: modelling release of insects carrying a dominant lethal.

This chapter focuses on the use of release of insects carrying a dominant lethal (RIDL) technology in achieving a version of sterility using genetic engineering rather than sterilizing radiation or chemosterilization. The importance of mathematical models in the development and assessment of this...

Author(s)
Alphey, N.; Bonsall, M. B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter

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