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Cover for Organophosphates I. Human health effects and implications for the environment: an overview.

Organophosphorus (OP) compounds were developed as pesticides in the 1930s, including the discovery of the even more toxic compounds later called nerve agents. Newspapers in the Western world focus on the individual dissemination of nerve agents during the Iraq or Syrian war. In contrast, more than...

Author(s)
Wille, T.; Thiermann, H.; Worek, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organophosphates II. Neurobehavioural problems following low-level exposure: methodological considerations for future research.

Organophosphate (OP) pesticides are one of the most widely used insecticides in the world and concern about the effects of OPs on human health has been growing as they are increasingly used throughout the world. The neurotoxic effects of high-level acute poisoning are well established, but the...

Author(s)
Ross, S. J. M.; Harrison, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transcriptomics in pest management research.

This chapter focuses on how transcriptomics has boosted research in pest science, the lessons it teaches and possible directions for future study. Some of the biggest areas for future research, i.e. transcriptome characterization of insect pests, invasive species and biological control agents,...

Author(s)
Malacrinò, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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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 (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Barbados.

Early classical biocontrol successes in Barbados, some in combination with natural control, were the control of: sugarcane borers, sugarcane mealybugs and West Indian cane fly in sugarcane; cottony cushion scale and citrus blackfly in citrus; coconut whitefly in palm; fall armyworm in vegetables...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in El Salvador.

In the 1960s, natural control was shown to play an important role in the reduction of saturniid populations in Spondias fruit trees by dipteran and hymenopteran parasitoids and in the reduction of coconut weevil populations by a staphelinid. Later, other cases of high degrees of natural control...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Guatemala.

Biological control was initiated in Guatemala in the 1990s, after costs for chemicals had increased substantially and had resulted in a drastic decrease in production of, for example, cotton and tomato. Most often, augmentative biocontrol is used in Guatemala. Examples of successful programmes are...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Paraguay.

Biological control in Paraguay started in the 1980s with the use of a baculovirus for augmentative biocontrol of the soybean caterpillar and application of parasitoids to control the sugarcane borer. Since 2000, organic production has stimulated use of biocontrol. Also in 2000, large-scale...

Author(s)
Cabral Antúnez, C. C.; Resquín Romero, G.; Gómez López, V. A.
ISBN
2020 (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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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 (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Looking forward.

This chapter speculates on the future of selected areas of fruit fly research such as omics and whole-systems biology, a world without the use of pesticides and biodiversity assessment.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter

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