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After 35 years of studies, biological control using Trichogramma species is already a routine technique in Brazil. Studies in Brazil have advanced significantly, with increasing potential for use of Trichogramma species on sugarcane, cotton, soybean, corn, forests, fruit trees, and vegetables,...

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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 Assessing the benefits of organic and Fair Trade production for small-scale farmers in Asia.

Cases of small-scale farmers who have both organic and Fair Trade certification in Asia are analysed and summarized in this chapter. It first reviews the literature on the benefits of organic and Fair Trade production, and particularly the benefits of organic and Fair Trade coffee and cotton...

Author(s)
Qiao YuHui
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of cotton and other tropical fibre crops.

This chapter focuses on nematode species (including Meloidogyne, Rotylenchus and Pratylenchus spp.) known to suppress yield of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) and other fibre crops such as jute (Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius), kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) and roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)....

Author(s)
Davis, R. F.; Galbieri, R.; Asmus, G. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural biotechnology for food and nutritional security.

This chapter considers the role of agricultural biotechnology in enhancing food and nutritional security in India. An overview is presented of non-genetic modification (non-GM) biotechnology as well as GM technology. The global trends in GM crops, the status of GM crops in India, the Bt cotton...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The roles of soft technologies and cooperative extension in solving wicked integrated pest management problems.

Notwithstanding the many failures and shortcomings attributed to implementations of integrated pest management (IPM), IPM inclusive of the transdisciplinary needs of its stakeholders is the only rational strategy for addressing 'wicked' as well as 'tame' pest management problems. Examples that...

Author(s)
Reisig, D.; Ellsworth, P.; Hodgson, E. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent change of biocontrol services in cotton agro-ecosystem of Northern China.

Author(s)
Lu, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Integrated pest management in cotton.

This chapter focuses on the worldwide importance of cotton and the insect pests, pathogens and nematodes that cause damage to cotton production. Information on the economic and environmental impacts of synthetic chemicals for insect, nematode and disease control is presented and the benefits of the ...

Author(s)
Greenberg, S. M.; Parajulee, M. N.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for IPM case studies: cotton.

This chapter focuses on the damages caused by aphids, particularly Aphis gossypii, on cotton and the efficacy of various methods (biological, chemical, cultural and host resistance) and their combination (IPM) for the control of these pests.

Author(s)
Silvie, P. J.; Brévault, T.; Deguine, J. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and cotton production in modern farming systems.

This review aims to: (1) summarize the impacts and challenges that climate change will have on cotton (focusing on Gossypium hirsutum) production in different regions across the world; (2) compile and summarize climate change impacts on cotton growth and production; (3) document research and...

Author(s)
Bange, M. P.; Baker, J. T.; Bauer, P. J.; Broughton, K. J.; Constable, G. A.; Luo, Q.; Oosterhuis, D. M.; Osanai, Y.; Payton, P.; Tissue, D. T.; Reddy, K. R.; Singh, B. K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648903)
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Book

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