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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter examines the global benefits of international trade in plants and plant products. The problem of exponentially increasing introduction of phytosanitary pests and pathogens via the plant trade pathway is then explored to point towards phytosanitary risk management as the global...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A new framework.

This chapter considers the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement, the strength of measures and a reasonable relationship, and the risk management continuum as central concepts that break from the past and redefine the future of pest risk management. There are some things to remember from this...

Author(s)
Griffin, R. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean: information sources, organizations, types and approaches in biological control.

Biological control with arthropod natural enemies and microbial control agents has been applied since the year 1895 in Latin America and the Caribbean and is currently used on a very large scale. Sources about the history and current situation of biocontrol in this region were not easy to trace and ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.; Luna, M. G.; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Dominica.

Introduction of two tachinid parasitoid species in 1951 for biocontrol of the sugarcane borer resulted in good control. Native and imported parasitoids were evaluated in the 1960s for control of fruit flies and noctuid moths on various fruits in Dominica, but none of them was effective. Several...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The uptake of biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Biological control started to be used in the 1880s in Latin America and the Caribbean and has since developed into a widely applied pest management method. Currently almost 32 million hectares are under classical, more than 31 million hectares under augmentative and hundreds of thousands of...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Cock, M. J. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology and ecology.

This chapter provides comprehensive information on the overall biology and ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). It provides specific details on the taxonomy, plant distinguishing characteristics, its likely centre of origin, genetics and intraspecific diversity, growth,...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; McClay, A.; Bajwa, A. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Spread.

This chapter deals with how parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), with a humble origin in the neotropics, has ended up as a global weed with a pantropical distribution spreading across about 48 countries in the last five to six decades. The chapter specifically deals with the spread pathways...

Author(s)
Asad Shabbir; McConnachie, A.; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of parthenium weed on human and animal health.

This chapter deals with various human and animal health impacts of pathenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). Diseases caused by the weed include dermatitis, rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis. The detrimental health effects of parthenium weed are attributed to the sesquiterpene lactones and in ...

Author(s)
Allan, S.; Shi BoYang; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Coordination of management.

In this chapter, the critically important role that coordination and awareness can play in managing parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is addressed. Of all the invaded countries, only Australia and South Africa have put in place well-developed national coordinated strategies for the...

Author(s)
Asad Shabbir; Sushilkumar; Macdonald, I. A. W.; Terblanche, C.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter

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