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After 35 years of studies, biological control using Trichogramma species is already a routine technique in Brazil. Studies in Brazil have advanced significantly, with increasing potential for use of Trichogramma species on sugarcane, cotton, soybean, corn, forests, fruit trees, and vegetables,...

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Cover for Bioinformatics approaches for pathway reconstruction in orphan crops - a new paradigm.

This chapter outlines approaches for gene assembly and gene annotation of orphan crops (including sugarcane) that allow for sequence assembly even if no closely related sequence is available. It demonstrates the utility of full text mining for gene annotation and pathway discovery and shows that it ...

Author(s)
Evans, D. L.; Joshi, S. V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
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 Biological control in Bolivia.

A number of introductions of parasitoids and predators were carried out in the 1950s for classical biological control of olive scale, woolly apple aphid, white peach scale, Mediterranean fruit fly and Anastrepha fruit fly, with control of cottony cushion scale by the coccinellid Rodolia being a...

Author(s)
Franco, J. P.; Crespo, L. V.; Colmenarez, Y. C.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Costa Rica.

The first biological control activities in Costa Rica date from around 1915, but it was only in the 1950s that studies were conducted on the introduction, mass rearing and release of biocontrol agents in crops such as fruit trees, coffee, bananas, sugarcane, rice and pineapple. Subsequently, the...

Author(s)
Blanco-Metzler, H.; Morera-Montoya, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Jamaica.

Jamaica has a rich history of successful biological control of more than 25 pests of economic and quarantine importance. Approximately 14 classical, 13 natural and six augmentative biocontrol programmes were recorded, as well as two fortuitous introductions. The programmes concerned control of key...

Author(s)
Sherwood, M. A.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Puerto Rico.

The role of natural enemies in pest control was recognized by naturalists visiting Puerto Rico around 1800 and 1870. Natural control of sugarcane borers by parasitoids and vertebrate predators of sugarcane borer was first documented in 1895. Pests in sugarcane received much attention in the early...

Author(s)
Ramos, M.; Ramos-Rodriguez, O.; Gallardo-Covas, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of sugarcane.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of sugarcane, including Pratylenchus and Meloidogyne species. Information is given on their distribution, symptoms of damage, environmental factors affecting parasitism, disease complexes, economic importance, method of diagnosis, and management...

Author(s)
Ramouthar, P. V.; Bhuiyan, S. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Soil chemical composition modifies the morpho-physiological responses of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prosopis strombulifera</i>, a halophyte native to South America.

In some salty areas of South America, and especially in central Argentina, high levels of sodium sulfate (Na2SO4) are found together with sodium chloride (NaCl). Plant species show differences in their susceptibility to growth in the presence of these salts. Some studies showed that Na2SO4 may...

Author(s)
Reginato, M.; Llanes, A.; Luna, V.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Sugar and gender relations in Malawi.

This chapter looks at labour conditions in the sugarcane industry in Malawi and discusses how wage work in plantation agriculture redefines traditional gender roles and relations, realizing gain and loss at the same time. Gaining income improves women's position within the household, while at the...

Author(s)
Canning, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
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