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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the maintenance or improvement of the postharvest life and quality of fresh fruits and vegetables and the scientific basis for the application of controlled atmosphere (CA) technology to the storage of fresh fruits and vegetables. The history of the effects ...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phyllotreta cruciferae</i> (Goeze), crucifer flea beetle and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">P. striolata</i> (Fabricius), striped flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).

This chapter provides information on pest status of the crucifer flea beetle, Phyllotreta cruciferae, and striped flea beetle, P. striolata (primary pests of brassicaceous oilseed crops and vegetables across Canada), followed by a comprehensive background on previous studies, review of the use of...

Author(s)
Soroka, J. J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ambrosia artemisiifolia</i> L., common ragweed (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Asteraceae</i>).

Common ragweed, A. artemisiifolia has rapidly become a serious agricultural weed, especially in vegetable crops grown in the muck soils of southwestern Quebec and Ontario, Canada. This chapter presents information on the pest status in the country, followed by a comprehensive background on previous ...

Author(s)
Watson, A. K.; Teshler, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pythium aphanidermatum</i> (Edson) Fitzpatrick and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pythium ultimum</i> Trow (Pythiaceae), seedling damping-off and root and crown rot.

This chapter describes the economic importance and biological control of P. aphanidermatum and P. ultimum causing seedling damping-off and root and crown rot diseases in young seedlings of several horticultural and vegetable crops in Canada.

Author(s)
Abbasi, P. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an overview of the historical use of controlled atmosphere (CA) storage for fruits and vegetables; early knowledge of the effects of gases on crops; and CA research and commercial CA storage in France, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, China and Southeast Asia, Netherlands, India,...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936464)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From chemical to biological control in Canadian greenhouse crops.

By creation of excellent partnerships that brought together Canadian researchers, biological control companies and greenhouse grower organizations, the Canadian greenhouse industry has almost completely transitioned from total chemical control to a balance of biological control and integrated pest...

Author(s)
Shipp, L.; Elliott, D.; Gillespie, D.; Brodeur, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pythium</i> spp., damping-off, root and crown rot (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pythiaceae</i>).

This chapter focuses on Pythium spp., the causal agents of damping off in seedlings and root and crown rot diseases of field and greenhouse crops, vegetables and turfgrass in Canada, and provides an overview of the bacteria (e.g. Pantoea agglomerans, Erwinia rhapontici and Pseudomonas fluorescens)...

Author(s)
Paulitz, T. C.; Huang, H. C.; Gracia-Garza, J. A.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995276)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rhizoctonia solani</i> Kühn, damping-off and seedling blight (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Hyphomycetes</i>).

This chapter focuses on Rhizoctonia solani, the causal agent of damping off and seedling blight, root rot, leaf spot, stem rot and black scurf in a wide rage of field crops, vegetables and ornamentals throughout Canada, and provides an overview of the bacteria (including Pseudomonas, Xanthomonas,...

Author(s)
Traquair, J. A.; Huang, H. C.; Boyetchko, S. M.; Jabaji-Hare, S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995276)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pesticides and biological control.

This chapter reviews how changes in pesticide use during the past 20 years have affected biological control research and implementation in Canada. Focus is given on the development of pesticide resistance by pests, nontarget effects of pesticides, use of pest-resistant crops, and management of...

Author(s)
Floate, K. D.; Bérubé, J.; Boiteau, G.; Dosdall, L. M.; Frankenhuyzen, K. van; Gillespie, D. R.; Moyer, J.; Philip, H. G.; Shamoun, S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995276)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aphis gossypii</i> Glover, melon/cotton aphid, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aulacorthum solani</i> (Kaltenbach), foxglove aphid, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Macrosiphum euphorbiae</i> (Thomas), potato aphid, and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Myzus persicae</i> (Sulzer), green peach aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae).

This chapter focuses on melon/cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii), foxglove aphid (Aulacorthum solani), potato aphid (Macrosiphum euphorbiae) and green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), providing an overview of their occurrence in greenhouse crops (including fruit, vegetable, flower and spice crops) across...

Author(s)
Gillespie, D. R.; Shipp, J. L.; Raworth, D. A.; Foottit, R. G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995276)
Type
Book chapter

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