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Cover for Organic integrated pest management of tropical fruit crops.

This chapter reviews the tactics that could be used or are currently used for organic tropical fruit production. Key insect pests of 4 tropical-subtropical crops, i.e. avocado, mango, pawpaw and banana, are presented and the phases of the IPM programmes for their control are reviewed and discussed.

Author(s)
Peña, J. E.; Carrillo, D.; Fab, B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology and management of the red palm weevil, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rhynchophorus ferrugineus</i>.

This chapter summarizes the research developed during the last century on different aspects of the red palm weevil R. ferrugineus, including latest findings on its biology, morphotaxonomy, geographical distribution, economic impact and management and prevention options, including chemical,...

Author(s)
Giblin-Davis, R. M.; Faleiro, J. R.; Jacas, J. A.; Peña, J. E.; Vidyasagar, P. S. P. V.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Avocado weevils of the genus <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Heilipus</i>.

This chapters describes the distribution, developmental stages, host plants, biology, damage, sampling, monitoring, assessment of damage and economic thresholds, and management tactics (including cultural, chemical and biological) of avocado weevils of the genus Heilipus. These include the seed...

Author(s)
Castañeda-Vildózola, A.; Equihua-Martinez, A.; Peña, J. E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Likelihood of dispersal of the armored scale, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aonidiella orientalis</i> (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), to avocado trees from infested fruit discarded on the ground, and observations on spread by handlers.

Results are presented of experiments conducted in Homestead, Florida, USA, from 2007 to 2009 to investigate the likelihood of infestation of orchard avocado trees by crawlers of oriental red scale, Aonidiella orientalis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), originating from artificially infested fruit...

Author(s)
Hennessey, M. K.; Peña, J. E.; Zlotina, M.; Santos, K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Potential invasive pests of agricultural crops.

This book highlights studies on potential invasive pests, focusing on pests from South America, Central America and the islands of the Caribbean basin. These include the Coleopterans, followed by the Lepidopterans. The importance of several dipterans is also treated. Tephritid fruit flies are...

Author(s)
Peña, J. E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology, ecology and control of the Ficus whitefly, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Singhiella simplex</i> (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae).

This chapter describes the economic importance, geographical distribution, biological development, life history, host plants, and control (using insecticides and biological control agents such as parasitoids, predatory insects and entomogenous fungi) of the ficus whitefly, Singhiella simplex.

Author(s)
Legaspi, J. C.; Mannion, C.; Amalin, D.; Legaspi, B. C., Jr.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Invasion of exotic arthropods in South America's biodiversity hotspots and agro-production systems.

This chapter presents a study attempting to document the most significant arthropod invasions in mainland South America, with particular emphasis on scales (e.g., Coccidae, Diaspididae and Pseudococcidae). A regional species inventory was developed, based upon (gray) literature revision, and...

Author(s)
Wyckhuys, K. A. G.; Kondo, T.; Herrera, B. V.; Miller, D. R.; Naranjo, N.; Hyman, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insect Life Cycle Modelling (ILCYM) software - a new tool for regional and global insect pest risk assessments under current and future climate change scenarios.

This chapter describes the application of ILCYM (Insect Life Cycle Modelling) software, which supports the development of process-oriented temperature-driven and age-stage structured insect phenology/population models. ILCYM interactively leads the user through the steps for developing insect...

Author(s)
Sporleder, M.; Tonnang, H. E. Z.; Carhuapoma, P.; Gonzales, J. C.; Juarez, H.; Kroschel, J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insect and mite pests.

Insect and mite pests. This chapter describes the most common pests of avocado in different growing areas of the world. Some current pest management methodologies are also presented..

Author(s)
Peña, J. E.; Hoddle, M. S.; Aluja, M.; Palevsky, E.; Ripa, R.; Wysoki, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937010)
Type
Book chapter

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