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Plant parasitic nematodes represent a severe threat for agriculture, causing yield losses for several food and industrial crops, worldwide. Actually, increasing demand for organic food products and for sustainable management practices requires the development of biocontrol approaches based on...

Author(s)
Ciancio, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 013, pp 1-13
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Streptomycetes are the largest taxon of antibiotic producers in the microbial world. Nevertheless, they are less studied than other biocontrol agents against Fusarium diseases and, perhaps, plant diseases in general. Plant diseases incited by Fusarium species are notably challenging. Four species...

Author(s)
Bubici, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 050, pp 1-15
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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...

Author(s)
Kulandaivelu Velmourougane; Blaise, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 046, pp 1-8
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Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) and northern corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi (Smith and Lawrence)) are major pests of maize in the USA. These pests have been managed with a variety of tactics over the last century. Both Diabrotica spp. have adapted to crop rotation...

Author(s)
Ludwick, D. C.; Hibbard, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 048, pp 1-10
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Insect pests constitute a major biotic stress in sugarcane in India as they attack the crop from the time of planting until almost harvest, inflicting yield and sugar losses. Biological control has always received a prominent position among the pest management tools, facilitated by the unique...

Author(s)
Srikanth, J.; Easwaramoorthy, S.; Jalali, S. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 013, pp 1-32
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Augmentative biological control, especially in field situations, can be complex but there are novel or incompletely explored directions for research and methods development that may lead to improved future performance. At the fundamental level, augmentation faces inherent ecological/behavioural...

Author(s)
Sivinski, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 026, pp 1-11
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The genus Lysobacter was established in the late 1970s to encompass strains of gliding bacteria that are morphologically and genetically distinct from other groups of myxobacteria. Strains were known to produce an impressive array of extracellular lytic enzymes and novel antibiotics that were...

Author(s)
Kobayashi, D. Y.; Yuen, G. Y.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 007, pp 11 pp.
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Interest in biological control of plant pathogens has increased in recent years fuelled by trends in agriculture towards greater sustainability and public concerns over the use of hazardous pesticides in the environment. Most studies on the biological control of fungal plant pathogens have tended...

Author(s)
Vleesschauwer, D. de; Höfte, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 046, pp 12 pp.
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The ubiquitous nature of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a Gram-positive bacterium capable of producing crystal proteins with insecticidal activity during sporulation, is now being mirrored in major crops plants that have been engineered through recombinant DNA to carry genes responsible for producing ...

Author(s)
Naranjo, S. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 011, pp 1-11
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Biological control has a long and rich history in Ukraine which is closely linked with other countries of the Former Soviet Union, and some relevant studies from these countries are also included in this review. The use of natural enemies against Ukrainian insect pests demonstrates that biological...

Author(s)
Stefanovska, T. R.; Pidlisnyuk, V. V.; Kaya, H. K.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 008, pp 15 pp.