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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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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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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...

Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.; Abdel-Banat, B. M. A.; Al-Hajhoj, M. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 049, pp 1-18
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The usage and acceptability of biological control methods are set to increase in agriculture in the future because of food safety and pesticide residue issues. Biological control implementation in Turkey started with control of cottony cushion scale Icerya purchasi (Homoptera: Margarodidae) through ...

Author(s)
Erkıliıç¸ L.; Demirbaș, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 056, pp 6 pp.
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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.
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The cabbage root fly (=cabbage maggot), Delia radicum, has increased in importance over the past two decades as a pest of canola (oilseed rape) in Canada. Although D. radicum has been a part of the North American insect fauna for some time, it is not native, so the introduction of natural enemy...

Author(s)
Andreassen, L. D.; Kuhlmann, U.; Mason, P. G.; Holliday, N. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 086, pp 13 pp.
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The intentional use of insects to control weeds has been in practice for more than 150 years. Historically, species from the orders Lepidoptera and Coleoptera have shown the greatest success. Among the Coleoptera, the weevils (family Curculionidae) have played an integral role in the suppression of ...

Author(s)
Herrick, N. J.; Kok, L. T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 028, pp 1-11
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Over the years, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) has been used in both classical and augmentative biological control programmes. The ladybird is also considered important in certain conservation biological control programmes. This paper provides a critical review of the ...

Author(s)
Kairo, M. T. K.; Paraiso, O.; Gautam, R. D.; Peterkin, D. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 005, pp 1-20
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The results of surveys conducted in Australia over a five-year period (1996-2001) to determine the distribution of Lantana camara (lantana) and its introduced biological control agents are reviewed and discussed. The relative merits and drawbacks of each species are summarized for the benefit of...

Author(s)
Day, M. D.; Broughton, S.; Hannan-Jones, M. A.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 2003, 24, 3, pp 63N-76N
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The pea leaf weevil, Sitona lineatus L. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), is a significant pest of field pea (Pisum sativum L.) and broad bean (Vicia faba L.) crops throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America and it has recently become an established pest in the Canadian prairies. The geographical ...

Author(s)
Vankosky, M.; Dosdall, L. M.; Cárcamo, H. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 007, pp 1-18