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Cover for Whole-body transcriptome of the Douglas-fir seed chalcid, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Megastigmus spermotrophus</i>, reveals ecological and evolutionary insights.

This chapter aims to show the utility of whole-body transcriptomics in the study of wasp venom evolution and of associated microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria and intracellular parasites. It focuses on a unique chalcid wasp, Megastigmus spermotrophus, that has secondarily evolved to...

Author(s)
Paulson, A. R.; Ehlting, J.; Aderkas, P. von; Perlman, S. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Bolivia.

A number of introductions of parasitoids and predators were carried out in the 1950s for classical biological control of olive scale, woolly apple aphid, white peach scale, Mediterranean fruit fly and Anastrepha fruit fly, with control of cottony cushion scale by the coccinellid Rodolia being a...

Author(s)
Franco, J. P.; Crespo, L. V.; Colmenarez, Y. C.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Brazil.

Classical biological control attempts from 1921 to 1944 were not effective. During the 1960s, an important success was obtained by controlling the rhodesgrass scale in thousands of hectares of pastures with an introduced parasitoid. Also biocontrol of wheat aphids by introduction of parasitoids and ...

Author(s)
Bueno, V. H. P.; Parra, J. R. P.; Bettiol, W.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Nicaragua.

Biological control started in Nicaragua in 1957 with a study of parasitoids of the fall armyworm and augmentative releases of parasitoids and predators against pests in cotton. In the 1970s, cotton production was no longer profitable due to the high costs of frequent pesticide sprays. With...

Author(s)
Castillo, P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biocontrol agents of phytonematodes.

This book contains 19 chapters focusing on the role of different microorganisms, such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, mites and predatory nematodes as biological control agents of plant parasitic nematodes. The distribution, virulence, survival biology, formulation, safe application and exploitation...

Author(s)
Askary, T. H.; Martinelli, P. R. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643755)
Type
Book
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Cover for Simulation modelling of long-distance windborne dispersal for invasion ecology.

We present a method to simulate atmospheric dispersal events in invasion ecology using examples of two economically important and highly mobile insect species: the bird cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (which vectors yellow dwarf viruses to maize, barley, oats and wheat); and the biting midge, ...

Author(s)
Parry, H. R.; Eagles, D.; Kriticos, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichoplusia ni</i> Hübner, cabbage looper (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).

This chapter presents information on the status of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni, in Canada, followed by a comprehensive background on previous studies on this pest, review of the application of biological control in these programmes (using bacteria, viruses and predatory insects), an...

Author(s)
Erlandson, M. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial control of invertebrate pests.

This chapter focuses on the various microbial agents (viruses, bacteria, protozoa and fungi) used in the control of arthropod pests and strategies of their use. The risks posed by these microbial control agents to humans and other nontarget organisms and to the environment are also discussed.

Author(s)
Jaronski, S. T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pest management with biopesticides.

This chapter focuses on the different biopesticides, including microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, oomycetes), biochemicals, semiochemicals and plant incorporated protectants (bacteria and viruses), that have insecticidal, fungicidal, herbicidal, nematicidal, attractant and repellent effects...

Author(s)
Bailey, A.; Chandler, D.; Grant, W. P.; Greaves, J.; Prince, G.; Tatchell, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935597)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biopesticides in ecologically-based integrated pest management.

The most commonly used biopesticides are living organisms (bacteria, viruses and fungi) that are pathogenic for the pest of interest. These include biofungicides, bioherbicides and bioinsecticides. This chapter focuses on entomopathogenic agents or bioinsecticides, which include entomogenous fungi, ...

Author(s)
Rizvi, P. Q.; Ahmad, S. K.; Choudhury, R. A.; Arshad Ali
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938086)
Type
Book chapter

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