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Cover for Disease incidence, severity, and conditioning factors.

To understand how soyabean farmers form expectations about the incidence and severity of disease, how they choose among different control practices, and how they decide when to use them, this chapter focuses its empirical analysis on a specific class of soyabean diseases, i.e. seedling disease and...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fire and oak forests.

This chapter describes the attributes of oak fire regimes; presents the history of fire and oaks; explores fire in the life cycle of oaks; and establishes the fire effects on ground flora, on tree quality, volume and value.

Author(s)
Johnson, P. S.; Shifley, S. R.; Rogers, R.; Dey, D. C.; Kabrick, J. M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647081)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Profile of an invasive plant: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i>.

In this chapter, current information on the taxonomy and distribution of M. micrantha are summarized, followed by a review of relevant details on its life cycle and physiological ecology. The last of these topics has received much attention over recent years and advances have been made in...

Author(s)
Ellison, C. A.; Sankaran, K. V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reproduction and early rearing.

The reproductive biology and life cycle of aquacultured species and methods to induce spawning are described.

Author(s)
Stickney, R. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390097)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Options for mutation breeding in oil palm.

Theoretical and practical options for mutation breeding in oil palm are discussed. In theory, haploids are considered the ideal targets, as the induced mutation can be fixed instantly on conversion to doubled haploids. However, haploid/doubled haploid technology is in its infancy in oil palm and...

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 Ticks: the vectors of Lyme disease.

This chapter reviews the existing evidence for our current understanding of the evolution, historical biogeography and life cycle of tick vectors of Lyme disease (i.e. Ixodes spp.), their means of dispersal and the reasons for range expansion, the mechanisms they use to transmit disease, and the...

Author(s)
Smith, R. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Parasites of the urogenital system.

This chapter focuses on urogenital parasitic infections of dogs and cats, namely capillariasis and dioctophymosis. Their aetiology, parasite life cycle, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment (drug therapy, surgery) and public health implications are discussed.

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; McGarry, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394040)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Household pests and their control - cockroaches.

This chapter describes the appearance, life cycle, behaviour, and control and management of German cockroach (Blattella germanica), American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), brown-banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa), Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis), Australian cockroach (P. australasiae...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395146)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Household pests and their control - flies.

This chapter describes the life cycle, control and management of housefly (Musca domestica). The insecticide treatment methods and use of traps (food-baited traps, water trap using a light source, UV light trap) for housefly control are discussed. The trap location and design, effect of lighting...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395146)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Household pests and their control - mosquitoes.

This chapter describes the life cycle of mosquitoes in general and the life cycle and behaviour of particular species such as Aedes aegypti, A. albopictus, Culex quinquefasciatus, Anopheles and Mansonia. The mosquito habitats in urban areas and the control and management of urban mosquitoes are...

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

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