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Cover for Managing pests, pathogens, and beneficial organisms.

The first section of this chapter describes the ecological approach to managing non-crop organisms in the garden. The second section briefly describes the common types of pests, pathogens and other organisms (including beneficial organisms) found in gardens. Five sections covers five basic...

Author(s)
Orum, T. V.; Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural enemies.

This chapter introduces some common natural enemies of Bactrocera fruit flies and discusses how they have been, or may be, used to enhance fruit fly control. Information on entomopathogens as biological control agents is also presented.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Policy frameworks for the implementation of a classical biological control strategy: the Indian experience.

This chapter is intended to share the Indian experience on importing and utilizing a rust pathogen for the classical biological control of a weed - the first ever attempt to introduce a plant pathogen for classical biological control of a weed by any country in the region. As a prelude to this, the ...

Author(s)
Rabindra, R. J.; Kumar, P. S.; Verghese, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management.

This chapter defines integrated pest management and its components, i.e. cultural, biological and chemical controls. Some of the cultural control methods described include sowing of resistant cultivars and crop rotation, as well as application of interference methods (using pheromones and...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health issues.

This chapter discusses the importance of application practices, spraying methods, health risks to residents and bystanders, importance of determining the maximum residue level, residues in water, packaging, changes in formulation, misuse, illegal and counterfeit products, and risk analysis versus...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pesticides - the future.

This chaper deals with pesticide resistance management, novel biological control agents, spray drift and application techniques. The development of genetically modified crops and the application of genetically modified insects to suppress natural populations of pest insects are discussed. A short...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop protection: pest and disease management.

This chapter reviews pests and diseases important to global tomato production and provides an update of basic and applied research on the management of some pests and diseases with some considerations for greenhouse and open field production. Special emphasis is given on integrated pest management...

Author(s)
Vallad, G. E.; Messelink, G.; Smith, H. A.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Management of crops to prevent pest outbreaks.

This chapter explains the standards for organic farming and sets a framework for pest control. A conceptual model for pest control in organic farming is presented and the influence of functional agrobiodiversity and conservation biological control on pest management is described. Information on the ...

Author(s)
Daniel, C.; Barloggio, G.; Stoeckli, S.; Luka, H.; Niggli, U.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant protection tools in organic farming.

This chapter lists the number and type of currently available organic plant protection tools and provides information on how they should be used. These include products based on microorganisms (or substances produced by microorganisms), products based on plant extracts, products based on...

Author(s)
Benuzzi, M.; Ladurner, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Natural enemies and pest control.

This chapter presents information on the various natural enemies of plant pests and their implications, including their contribution to organic farming. The importance of these natural enemies as biological control agents of economically important plant pests is also discussed.

Author(s)
Vacante, V.; Bonsignore, C. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter

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