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CAB Reviews

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The arthropod and fungal natural enemies of privets (Ligustrum spp., Oleaceae) are listed, based on the data from taxonomic and nomenclatural websites, printed and electronic literature searches, including CAB Abstracts. Initially, the lists were compiled to identify and assess those natural...

Author(s)
Shaw, R. H.; Cock, M. J. W.; Evans, H. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 011, pp 1-24

This review selects the major agricultural insect and disease pests of agriculture in China, and discusses the implications for developing the use of remote sensing to improve their management. The most important crops were selected as those, which contribute more than 5% nationally in terms of...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Tang Rui; Liu Zhi; Wan HuanHuan; McGillivray, L. A.; Thomas, S. E.; Cameron, K. H.; Zhang Feng
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 014, pp 1-23

The classification, taxonomy, distribution, spread, food plants, early stages, natural enemies and biological control of South-East Asian Erionota spp. (Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae, incertae sedis) are reviewed with specific attention to Erionota thrax (Linnaeus), Erionota torus Evans and Erionota...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 007, pp 1-30

We differentiate between the success of a classical biological control programme and its impact; the former addressing the completed implementation of the steps of a biological control programme, and the anticipated reduction of the target pest, and the latter addressing the societal and...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Day, R. K.; Hinz, H. L.; Pollard, K. M.; Thomas, S. E.; Williams, F. E.; Witt, A. B. R.; Shaw, R. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 042, pp 1-58

Terrestrial invertebrate species play a dominant role in the trophic dynamics of agricultural ecosystems. Subtle changes in the composition of communities and species interactions at different trophic levels, and role of ecosystem engineers can dramatically modify the effects of invertebrates on...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Biesmeijer, J. C.; Cannon, R. J. C.; Gerard, P. J.; Gillespie, D.; Jiménez, J. J.; Lavelle, P. M.; Raina, S. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 028, pp 1-48

This study focuses on three main groups of organisms: soil invertebrates, biological control agents (BCAs) and pollinators. These groups play key roles in agricultural systems, and have the potential to be used, moved or manipulated for the benefit of agriculture. Soil invertebrates are a key...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Biesmeijer, J. C.; Cannon, R. J. C.; Gerard, P. J.; Gillespie, D.; Jiménez, J. J.; Lavelle, P. M.; Raina, S. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 043, pp 1-27

A biographical sketch is presented of the career of John Golding Myers (1897-1942), dealing with his early years in New Zealand and the start of his involvement in biological control at the Farnham House Laboratory in the UK (1926-1928), the years working on biological control in the Caribbean and...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Bennett, F. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 008, pp 1-18

In the context of possible biological control of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.), available information is summarized on the distribution of M. spicatum and closely related species, and the known insect and pathogen natural enemies recorded from Eurasia. Research gaps identified...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Häfliger, P.; Hinz, H. L.; Grosskopf, G.; Seier, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 019, pp 20 pp.

Several international documents have been published in recent years with the objective of providing guidance to industry, biocontrol practitioners and competent national regulatory authoritieson the regulatory framework for the import and release of invertebrate biological control agents(IBCAs). As ...

Author(s)
Bigler, F.; Bale, J. S.; Cock, M. J. W.; Dreyer, H.; Greatrex, R.; Kuhlmann, U.; Loomans, A. J. M.; Lenteren, J. C. van
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2005, 1, 001, pp 10 pp.

The author reviews the prerequisites for a classical biological control programme from an ecological viewpoint so as to provide guidelines for making decisions as to when it is appropriate to implement and how to proceed. It is emphasised that the practice of biological control is an aspect of...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1986, 7, 1, pp 7-16

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