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Banker plant systems have been developed for the biological control of various pest species in protected culture. In such systems, non-crop plants, i.e. banker plants, are placed in the greenhouse and harbour alternative food and beneficials. The banker plant system is an effective strategy for...

Author(s)
Yano, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 006, pp 1-6
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The potato tuberworm, Phthorimaea operculella Zeller, is one of the most economically significant insect pests of potato in both field and storage worldwide. The biology of the pest and various management strategies such as cultural practices, biological, and chemical control and other control...

Author(s)
Gao YuLin
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 022, pp 1-3
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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...

Author(s)
Okolle, N. J.; Ngosong, C.; Nanganoa, L. T.; Dopgima, L. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 026, pp 1-24
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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...

Author(s)
Thangavelu, R.; Loganathan, M.; Arthee, R.; Prabakaran, M.; Uma, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 004, pp 1-24
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Scolytid beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) are a large group of beetles associated with many tree species. Some species consume dead wood and vector an array of fungi which contribute to recycling of organic material, so are often an important component of forest ecology. However,...

Author(s)
Glare, T. R.; Reay, S. D.; Etxebeste, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 051, pp 1-17
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Rumex obtusifolius and Rumex crispus are pernicious weeds throughout their native and introduced ranges. Infestation of grassland by R. obtusifolius is consistently cited by organic farmers as a particular cause for concern, although both species prove difficult to control even when chemical...

Author(s)
Grossrieder, M.; Keary, I. P.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 2004, 25, 3, pp 65N-79N