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Cover for The grammar of graphics family of packages.

This chapter introduces a couple of advanced graphics packages that are becoming more popular because of their customizability (ggplot2, ggpubr, ggplotly). The 'gg' part of the names stands for 'Grammar of Graphics'.

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book InfoOpen Access

This book contains 4 chapters focusing on techniques for small-scale rearing of the egg parasitoids Trichogramma spp. in the factitious host Anagasta kuehniella [Ephestia kuehniella]. These parasitoids are among the most widely used natural enemies in the world, and in Brazil are used to control...

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Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access

More than 235 species of Trichogramma have been described worldwide, 29 of which are reported in Brazil. These tiny egg parasitoids (0.25 mm) are associated mainly with lepidopteran pests and have been released on 18 million hectares, primarily in socialist countries (the former Soviet Union and...

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Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access

This chapter provides a technical guide for rearing Anagasta kuehniella [Ephestia kuehniella] for Trichogramma production. Optimal container capacity, inactivation of A. kuehniella embryos, thermal conditions, exploitation time of adult and egg collection trays, rearing problems, and storage and...

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Cover for Light in the agricultural environment.

This chapter describes the general characteristics and the different sources of light. The direct physiological effects of light on arthropods, including insect plant and stored products pests as well as disease vectors, are mentioned. Also, the induction of plant resistance to pests using light is ...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.; Horváth, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Postharvest handling, storage and quality.

This chapter provides information on the various factors to consider during the harvesting and handling of pawpaw fruits, such as fruit maturity and visual and sensorial quality characteristics. The benefits of the use of coatings and wraps, optimum temperatures and various packing and storage...

Author(s)
Pauziah Muda; Chen Jung [Chen, J. N.]; Paull, R. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The insect pests of flowers and fruits.

This chapter contains examples of insect pests specialized to attack flowers, fruits and seeds, including biting pests (such as Dermaptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, and Hymenoptera), and sucking pests (such as Thysanoptera, Heteroptera, and Sternorrhyncha). Examples of pests, mainly...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Post-harvest processing and handling.

This chapter discusses post-harvest processing and handling practices and their effects on plant commodities/products moving in trade. The primary objective of post-harvest processing and handling is to maintain the plant product's quality. The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures...

Author(s)
Bloem, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Commodities for consumption.

This chapter examines the unique aspects of risk management for those items that are identified as commodities for consumption, such as agricultural goods or materials bought and sold as an article of commerce. They may be raw, unprocessed products such as grain or fresh fruits. They may also be...

Author(s)
Griffin, R. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Postharvest physiology, handling and storage.

This chapter discusses pineapple fruit development, physiology, harvesting and handling, including postharvest treatment, storage and grading. The postharvest changes in fruit quality, insect disinfestation by irradiation, disorders and malformations of pineapples are also described.

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Chen ChingCheng
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
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