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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.
CAB ReviewFull Text

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; weeds; aquatic plants; aquatic organisms
Author(s)
Coetzee, J. A.; Hill, M. P.
CAB ReviewFull Text

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.
CAB ReviewFull Text

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.
CAB ReviewFull Text

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.
CAB ReviewFull Text

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.
CAB ReviewFull Text

The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest of commercial fruit and vegetables in various parts of Asia and Africa, in some South Pacific islands and in Hawaii. Commercial fruit and vegetables can be protected from this pest prior to harvest...

Date
February 2020
Subjects
arthropod pests; baits; biological control; biological control agents; entomogenous fungi; entomopathogens; entomophilic nematodes; fruits; insect control; insect pests; integrated pest management; monitoring; natural enemies; parasites; parasitoids; pathogens; pest control; pests; plant pests; predators; predatory insects; reviews; RNA interference; sanitation; sterile insect release; vegetables
Author(s)
Manrakhan, A.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Banana is affected by a wide number of diseases, of which, Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) race 1 has played a major role in devastating Gros Michel banana plantations. Since 1960s, the pathogen Foc race 4 has threatened the survival and existence of the Cavendish...

Date
January 2020
Subjects
assays; bananas; biological control; chemical control; cultivars; cultural control; detection; disease resistance; fungal diseases; gene transfer; genetic diversity; genetic engineering; genetic transformation; genetic variation; genetically engineered microorganisms; genetically engineered organisms; green fluorescent protein; natural enemies; pathogenicity; pathogens; plant disease control; plant diseases; plant pathogenic fungi; plant pathogens; quarantine; reviews; soil flora; soil fungi; spore dispersal; symptoms; techniques
Author(s)
Thangavelu, R.; Loganathan, M.; Arthee, R.; Prabakaran, M.; Uma, S.
CAB ReviewFull Text

The fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a crop pest species that has become global, having spread from its native American distribution to Africa and Asia since 2016. Its rapid spread, plus concerns about potential yield losses, have led to the search for sustainable management options....

Date
September 2019
Subjects
arthropod pests; farmers; insect control; insect pests; maize; market prices; pest control; pest management; plant pests; productivity; reviews; smallholders; subsidies
Author(s)
Hruska, A. J.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Apple snails are large freshwater snails belonging to the family Ampullariidae that inhabit tropical to temperate areas. The South American apple snails Pomacea canaliculata and Pomacea maculata have been introduced to other continents where they have successfully established and spread. Our review...

Date
August 2019
Subjects
aquatic animals; aquatic organisms; aquatic plants; biological control; browsing; chemical control; control methods; disease transmission; disease vectors; environmental impact; grazing; herbivory; hybridization; infections; introduced species; invasions; invasive alien species; invasive species; mechanical methods; meningitis; native species; natural enemies; nontarget organisms; outbreaks; parasites; parasitoses; pests; plant competition; plant pests; poisoning; pollutants; population density; predation; predators; prey; reviews; rice; toxicity; trophic levels; vectors; wetlands
Author(s)
Martín, P. R.; Burela, S.; Seuffert, M. E.; Tamburi, N. E.; Saveanu, L.

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