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Predatory and parasitic mites are likely to assume a greater role in crop protection as world attention is now focused on finding out alternative means of agricultural pest management, and some may be beneficial in the medical and veterinary fields. This review on the status of research on...

Date
October 2018
Subjects
arthropod pests; biological control; biological control agents; insect control; insect pests; natural enemies; parasites of insect pests; pest control; pests; plant pests; predators; predatory insects
Author(s)
Gupta, S. K.; Kumar, P. S.
CAB ReviewFull Text

The status of weed biological control in the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries was assessed, and opportunities to develop biological control in the region are proposed. Twenty biological control agents targeting nine weed species have been introduced into GMS countries, with 13 agents...

Date
August 2018
Subjects
aquatic organisms; aquatic plants; biological control; biological control agents; crop yield; natural enemies; weed control; weeds
Author(s)
Day, M. D.; Shen ShiCai; Xu GaoFeng; Zhang FuDou; Winston, R. L.
CAB ReviewFull Text

The arthropod and fungal natural enemies of privets (Ligustrum spp., Oleaceae) are listed, based on the data from taxonomic and nomenclatural websites, printed and electronic literature searches, including CAB Abstracts. Initially, the lists were compiled to identify and assess those natural...

Date
July 2018
Subjects
biological control; biological control agents; introduced species; invasive alien species; invasive species; literature reviews; natural enemies; pathogens; plant pathogenic fungi; plant pathogens; weeds
Author(s)
Shaw, R. H.; Cock, M. J. W.; Evans, H. C.
CAB ReviewFull Text

A brief view on the importance of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is given by discussing the concept since it was first advocated in 1959 up to the adoption of IPM as a policy within the European Union. Reference is made to the need for crop monitoring and improved application techniques as well...

Date
June 2018
Subjects
application methods; arthropod pests; chemical control; cotton; insect control; insect pests; insecticides; integrated control; integrated pest management; monitoring; pest control; pests; plant pests; reviews
Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Phoma macrostoma Montagne 94-44B is an effective bioherbicide for broadleaved weed reduction. In 2016, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act and Regulations, granted full registration for the sale and use of the bioherbicide...

Date
May 2018
Subjects
biological control; biological control agents; crops; flax; fodder crops; fodder plants; grasses; herbicide residues; herbicides; lawns and turf; leaves; legumes; lucerne; maize; mycoherbicides; natural enemies; pathogens; photosystem II; plant pathogenic fungi; plant pathogens; potatoes; rape; secondary metabolites; swede rape; weed control; weeds; wheat
Author(s)
Hynes, R. K.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Invasive alien species (IAS) are among the leading threats to biodiversity, food security and human well-being. Opuntia (prickly pear cactus) is one of the most widespread and naturalized in the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya, with extreme effects on rural livelihoods and the environment....

Date
May 2018
Subjects
arid zones; biological control; chemical control; dispersal; gardens; geographical distribution; habitats; introduced species; introduction; invasions; invasive alien species; invasive species; land degradation; land use; mechanical methods; natural enemies; physical control; policy; regulations; semiarid zones; species diversity; weed control; weeds
Author(s)
Githae, E. W.
CAB ReviewFull Text

This review lists 132 species of insect and mite pests associated with date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) grown worldwide. These species are distributed among eight insect orders and 30 families, besides one order of mite comprising nine families. Most of the species (52) were reported on the leaf...

Date
January 2018
Subjects
arthropod pests; biological control; biological control agents; chemical control; control; dates; education; farmers; fruits; insect control; insect pests; integrated control; integrated pest management; leaves; mite control; monitoring; natural enemies; parasites; parasitoids; pest control; pests; pheromones; plant pests; predators; quarantine; reviews; roots; semiochemicals; stored products pests; training; trunks; world
Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.; Abdel-Banat, B. M. A.; Al-Hajhoj, M. R.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Nowadays, hundreds of plant clinics are available for smallholder farmers especially in developing and less-developed countries in order to improve the yield and quality of agricultural products. Several investigations have been carried out to study the role of plant clinics as diagnostics and...

Date
December 2017
Subjects
integrated control; plant disease control; plant diseases; reviews; smallholders
Author(s)
Vakilian, K. A.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Cotton is an important fibre crop of global and economic significance. For effective control of bollworms, transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton was introduced on a commercial scale in 1996, with an aim to reduce pesticide consumption. Presently, transgenic cotton is grown on 24 million...

Date
December 2017
Subjects
bacterial toxins; biological control agents; cotton; crop residues; crystal proteins; environmental impact; genetic engineering; genetic transformation; genetically engineered organisms; microbial ecology; natural enemies; persistence; reviews; root exudates; soil biology; soil fertility; soil flora; sustainability; transgenic plants
Author(s)
Kulandaivelu Velmourougane; Blaise, D.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Rice is a staple food and the foundation of national stability and economic growth in many developing countries. Rice pests are major biotic constraints limiting rice production globally. This review discusses the biology, ecology, global distribution and plant damage and yield losses caused by...

Date
October 2017
Subjects
arthropod pests; biological control; biological control agents; chemical control; crop damage; crops; insect pests; insecticides; integrated control; integrated pest management; natural enemies; organic farming; pests; plant diseases; plant parasites; plant parasitic nematodes; plant pests; reviews; rice; tropical crops; vertebrate pests; weeds; yield losses
Author(s)
Heinrichs, E. A.; Rangaswamy Muniappan

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