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Cover for Alternatives for reducing pesticide risk.

This chapter presents some strategies to reducte pesticide use and associated risks, which include suitable agronomic practices, the use of resistant varieties, integrated pest management, biological control, the use of botanical pesticides, organic farming, and the use of less hazardous...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Management: physical, cultural, chemical.

The ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), particularly its persistent soil seed bank, the multiple dispersal mechanisms and the ability to reach reproductive maturity quickly, allows it to persist in areas following initial control activities. To attain the desired level of...

Author(s)
Campbell, S. D.; Vogler, W. D.; Tamado Tana
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History and management - East and North Africa, and the Middle East.

This chapter outline the history of invasions, background, spread and management (using physical, chemical, biological, cultural, and utilization strategies) of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) in East and North Africa, and the Middle East. The future of the parthenium weed invasion in...

Author(s)
McConnachie, A.; Witt, A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conclusions.

This chapter draws conclusions and makes future recommendations on the management of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), based on extensive information reviewed in different chapters of the book. There are some research gaps, particularly in quantification of economic losses and health...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Kunjithapatham Dhileepan
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas.

This chapter describes diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas. Information is given on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology (e.g. insect vector and mechanical transmission), host reaction, and control using ...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social and economic implications of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i> in the Kerala Western Ghats.

Mikania micrantha, or mikania weed, is posing a serious threat to both agricultural and natural ecosystems in the parts of the Western Ghats that lie in Kerala State, India. This chapter examines and explains the socio-economic and management implications of mikania infestation and suggests a...

Author(s)
Anitha, V.; Santheep, K. V.; Jyotsna Krishnakumar
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 Organic production.

While there is a considerable body of published literature on organic farming, there is little dedicated to pineapple. A recent publication of note, La Piña, reviews organic production of pineapple. Also, Embrapa has recently made available recommendations for organic production of pineapple in...

Author(s)
Soler, A.; Reinhardt, D. H.; Matos, A. P. de; Pádua, T. R. P. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fungicides.

This chapter deals with the development of organic protectant and systemic fungicides and the application of fungicides in controlling disease problems of coffee, cocoa, soyabean, cereals, rice, bananas/plantains, fruit trees, grapes and rubber. A brief discussion on their mechanisms of action is...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Shift to integrated pest management (IPM).

This chapter compares integrated pest management (IPM) versus conventional pest management. The marketing of IPM as a value-added service to distinguish it from conventional pest control and attract consumers is discussed. Several points that could be value additions for IPM programmes are...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395146)
Type
Book chapter

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