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Cover for Global epidemiology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Borreliella burgdorferi</i> infections.

This chapter provides an overview of the epidemiology of Borrelia burgdorferi infections in various regions of the world, underscoring similarities and differences across regions. The global distribution of principal Ixodes vectors of Lyme disease (LD) and associated genospecies of B. burgdorferi...

Author(s)
Mead, P. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climatic requirements.

This chapter reviews some of the physiological requirements of grapevines with regard to their environment, with an eye to commercial production. The grape production in cold climates, tropical areas, low light situations, heat, water availability, different soil properties, terroir, and under...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant parasitic nematodes in subtropical and tropical agriculture.

This new edition covers the major economically important crops of the subtropics and tropics and their main nematode parasites, concentrating on those nematode species that have been shown to cause yield loss. The book has been expanded to include a new chapter on nematode ecology, demonstrating...

Author(s)
Sikora, R. A.; Coyne, D.; Hallmann, J.; Timper, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book
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Cover for Reflections and challenges: nematology in subtropical and tropical agriculture.

This chapter reflects back on the challenges and issues facing nematology in order to forecast the situation in the near future and make suggestions for change. It also looks into the future of agriculture and nematology by attempting to anticipate hypothetically the drivers of change that will...

Author(s)
Sikora, R. A.; Coyne, D.; Hallmann, J.; Timper, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Identification, morphology and biology of plant parasitic nematodes.

This chapter starts with a brief, simplified account of the basic morphology, anatomy and bionomics (including reproduction and development, hatching, host location and penetration) of plant parasitic nematodes, followed by illustrated descriptions that concentrate on the diagnostic features of the ...

Author(s)
Hunt, D. J.; Palomares-Rius, J. E.; Manzanilla-López, R. H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i>: its status and impact on people and wildlife in Nepal.

Of the non-native species that have begun to show invasive characteristics, M. micrantha (mikania) has emerged as the most serious weed in the tropical and subtropical areas of Nepal. This chapter discusses the arrival and spread, as well as the ecological, economic and social impacts of mikania...

Author(s)
Baral, H. S.; Adhikari, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Asteraceae of India: its diversity and phytogeographical affinity.

Asteraceae (nom. alt. Compositae), with its approximately 1600-1700 genera and more than 24,000 species, is the largest family of flowering plants (Funk et al., 2009). The members of this group are found to occur in all the regions of the globe except Antarctica (Anderberg et al., 2007). India,...

Author(s)
Sunit Mitra; Mukherjee, S. K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Forestry in the tropical rainforest: the decisive roots, trends and key problems.

This chapter describes forestry from Gilgamesh and Greeks to Brandis' Scientific Forestry in the tropics; discusses forest policy and administration from the Dalhousie/Brandis Revolution to postmodern dissolution; and explores postmodern post-1970 Timber Bonanza and failing public action. Further,...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Integrated pest management in tropical regions.

This book contains 16 chapters focusing on the major arthropod, insect and nematode pests of tropical cereals, legumes, root and tuber crops, sugarcane, cotton, vegetables, bananas, citrus, oil palms, tea, cocoa and coffee and forest trees. The benefits of the integration of various control methods ...

Author(s)
Rapisarda, C.; Cocuzza, G. E. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter focuses on the species composition, population dynamics and phytosanitary importance of pests in tropical regions. The importance of the integration of various measures in the regulation and management of various pest populations and in the promotion of sustainable crop production in...

Author(s)
Rapisarda, C.; Cocuzza, G. E. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
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