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Cover for Plant viruses.

This chapter gives an overview of plant viruses and viral diseases, as well as virus detection and control. In addition, this chapter discusses infectious agents even smaller than viruses: viroids and satellites.

Author(s)
Blystad, D. R.; Kvarnheden, A.; Valkonen, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnosis of plant diseases.

This chapter focuses on disease signs and symptoms, non-infectious factors (such as mechanical, environmental and chemical agents) causing abiotic disorders, pathogen detection, and classical and molecular techniques used in the diagnosis of plant diseases.

Author(s)
Munk, L.; Collinge, D. B.; Djurle, A.; Tronsmo, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Infertility in the mare.

This chapter discussed the factors as well as the aetiological causes of infertility in mares and how early detection and diagnosis of the causal agent of any infertility is essential, not only to ensure optimum chance of conception, but also to eliminate the risk of transmitting any infective...

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sampling and economic thresholds for Asian citrus psyllid.

This chapter discusses the most used and evaluated passive sampling methods for Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) monitoring and detection. The economic thresholds and economic injury levels for Asian citrus psyllid control, and crop yield are also discussed.

Author(s)
Monzo, C.; Stansly, P. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bactrocera</i> as invasive organisms.

This chapter covers our understanding of Bactrocera species as invasive organisms, with a particular focus on their movement capacity and the related quarantine aspects of surveillance, early detection and response.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Quarantine and the safe movement of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> germplasm.

This chapter describes the movement of banana (Musa and Ensete) pathogens (fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes) and discusses aspects of spread of some major health problems. The principles of the safe movement of Musa germplasm are explained, as well as the development of a system for the safe...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated management of Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing in Florida: past, present and future.

First detected in 1998, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Diaphorina citri swept through Florida (USA) in record time, comparable in spread only to the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella detected 5 years earlier. Movement of both pests was aided by commercial transport of plants throughout the...

Author(s)
Stansly, P. A.; Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Protocol for developing mutant generations for mutant selection.

A practical step-by-step protocol is presented for mutation induction and mutation detection in oil palm. Germinated seed is chosen as the target material for mutation induction, as this provides the quickest development of mutant populations (as discussed in Chapters 3 and 4 of this manual). The...

Author(s)
Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Osei, S. A.; Amiteye, S.; Ciomas, J.; Hoeman, S.; Jankuloski, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396211)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Multifarious applications of nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture.

This chapter discusses the multitude of nanotechnology applications that could lead to increased productivity in agriculture. It touches upon the use of the technology for early detection of pests, diseases, nutrient deficiencies, delivery of nanoagricultural inputs, seed treatments, as well as...

Author(s)
Subramanian, K. S.; Raja, K.; Marimuthu, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Automation in tree fruit production: principles and practice.

This book on automation in tree fruit production consists of 11 chapters covering the following topics: (1) concept of tree fruit production automation; (2) economics of perennial crops production automation; (3) sensing for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in precision...

Author(s)
Zhang, Q.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book

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