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Red rot of sugarcane was recorded more than 100 years before in Java, India, Argentina, USA and other countries, and it is one of the most devastating diseases of sugarcane. Since the cultivated sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) has failed across the countries, systematic inter-specific...

Date
March 2021
Subjects
plant pathogens; plant diseases; plant pathogenic fungi; fungal diseases; sugarcane; genomes; transcriptomes; nucleotide sequences; pathogenicity; proteins; interspecific hybridization; disease resistance; varietal resistance; virulence; crop damage; resistance mechanisms; genes; transgenics; epiphytes; new cultivars; biological control; biological control agents; chemical control; plant disease control; genetic engineering; pathogens; wild relatives; cultivars; natural enemies
Author(s)
Viswanathan, R.
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Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria Forskål) is one of the most serious agricultural pests in the world due to its voracity, speed of reproduction, and range of flight. We discuss the current state of knowledge on its biological control using microorganisms and botanical extracts. Metarhizium...

Date
March 2021
Subjects
plant pests; biological control agents; insect pests; plant extracts; biological control; entomogenous fungi; formulations; fungal insecticides; insect control; pest control; nontarget organisms; nontarget effects; reviews; entomopathogenic bacteria; non-wood forest products; limonoids; integrated pest management; integrated control; infestation; pests; natural enemies; arthropod pests; entomopathogens; pathogens; insecticides
Author(s)
Githae, E. W.; Kuria, E. K.
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Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) is native to East Asia but has widely established in the Americas and Europe, where it is a devastating pest of soft-skinned fruits. It has a wide host range and these non-crop habitats harbor the fly which then repeatedly reinvades crop fields. Biological control in...

Date
December 2020
Subjects
natural enemies; reviews; plant pests; insect pests; biological control; biological control agents; insect control; pest control; entomopathogens; entomogenous fungi; parasitoids; predators; entomopathogenic bacteria; entomophilic nematodes; insect viruses; pests; arthropod pests; pathogens; parasites; animal viruses
Author(s)
Wang XingEng; Lee, J. C.; Daane, K. M.; Buffington, M. L.; Hoelmer, K. A.
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Imperata cylindrica is one of the 10 worst weeds in the tropics and subtropics. Although it has many beneficial uses, the problems related to its invasiveness far outweigh its positive benefits. I. cylindrica negatively affects production of annual, perennial, plantation, and forest crops. Its mode...

Date
August 2020
Subjects
weeds; biological control; reviews; integrated control; reproduction; dispersal; weed control; invasive species; cultural weed control; physical control; natural enemies; wild relatives
Author(s)
Muhammad Rusdy
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This review is a summary of a new catalog on the use of classical biological control of arthropods in North America since 1985. In this new catalog, we reviewed releases since 1985 of exotic parasitoids and predaceous insects for classical biocontrol of invasive insects in Canada, Mexico, the...

Date
June 2020
Subjects
insect pests; pest control; plant pests; biological control; insect control; natural enemies; parasitoids; reviews; predatory insects; biological control agents; catalogues; host specificity; arthropod pests; pests; parasites; predators
Author(s)
Driesche, R. van; Winston, R. L.; Duan, J. J.
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Salvinia molesta D.S. Mitchell (Salviniaceae) (giant salvinia), a floating aquatic fern of Brazilian origin, has been dispersed to much of the tropical and subtropical parts of the world since the mid-1900s, where it is invasive and damaging. Herbicide application and mechanical control of this...

Date
June 2020
Subjects
biological control; biological control agents; invasive species; weed control; aquatic weeds; natural enemies; infestation; reviews; weeds; aquatic plants; aquatic organisms
Author(s)
Coetzee, J. A.; Hill, M. P.
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Bananas and plantains are important staple crops for many people in developing countries, but these crops are severely affected by biotic constraints that reduce productivity. A major biotic stress is the banana corm borer weevil (C. sordidus) whose larvae eat corm/pseudostem tissues that...

Date
May 2020
Subjects
plant pests; insect pests; insect control; pest control; cultural control; bananas; reviews; fallow; mulching; intercropping; trapping; botanical insecticides; plant extracts; entomopathogens; parasitoids; natural enemies; biological control agents; biological control; cultivars; pest resistance; transgenic plants; pests; arthropod pests; pathogens; parasites; genetically engineered organisms
Author(s)
Okolle, N. J.; Ngosong, C.; Nanganoa, L. T.; Dopgima, L. L.
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Striga spp. is a major threat to cereal and legume production, putting the food security and economy of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa at severe risk. This is manifested in the fact that Striga spp. infestation can result in up to 90% loss of both cereal and legume production. A...

Date
May 2020
Subjects
reviews; cereals; biological control agents; parasitic plants; biological control; effects; hosts; infestation; legumes; crop production; life cycle; maize; plant development; population genetics; seed germination; seeds; plant growth promoting rhizobacteria; sweet sorghum; natural enemies; plant parasites; rhizosphere bacteria
Author(s)
Mounde, L. G.; Anteyi, W. O.; Rasche, F.
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Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (=Mimosa invisa Mart.) (Mimosaceae) is a perennial weedy shrub of neotropical origin and a serious biotic threat in its invasive range. Despite its invasiveness and associated problems, there are surprisingly few reviews on this weed. This paper, therefore,...

Date
March 2020
Subjects
woody weeds; reviews; invasive species; invasion; introduced species; weed control; physical control; cultural weed control; chemical control; herbicides; plant pests; insect pests; natural enemies; biological control agents; biological control; weeds; woody plants; pests; arthropod pests
Author(s)
Uyi, O.
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Plants are confronted with numerous biotic stresses that may affect productivity. Besides their constitutive defence, plants can activate specific metabolic processes to enhance resistance upon stress detection. These defence mechanisms can also be activated through the recognition of plant...

Date
February 2020
Subjects
climate; decision support systems; disease resistance; induced resistance; integrated control; models; phenotypes; plant diseases; remote sensing; reviews
Author(s)
Sandroni, M.; Liljeroth, E.; Mulugeta, T.; Alexandersson, E.

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