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CAB Reviews

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Salvinia molesta D.S. Mitchell (Salviniaceae) (giant salvinia), a floating aquatic fern of Brazilian origin, has been dispersed to much of the tropical and subtropical parts of the world since the mid-1900s, where it is invasive and damaging. Herbicide application and mechanical control of this...

Author(s)
Coetzee, J. A.; Hill, M. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 033, pp 1-11

The status of weed biological control in the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries was assessed, and opportunities to develop biological control in the region are proposed. Twenty biological control agents targeting nine weed species have been introduced into GMS countries, with 13 agents...

Author(s)
Day, M. D.; Shen ShiCai; Xu GaoFeng; Zhang FuDou; Winston, R. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 014, pp 1-12

Aquatic ecosystems throughout the world are threatened by the presence of invasive aquatic plants, both floating and submerged. Some of the aquatic species, such as water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [Mart.] Solms), alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.), giant salvinia, Salvinia...

Author(s)
Ray, P.; Hill, M. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 014, pp 1-9

The intentional use of insects to control weeds has been in practice for more than 150 years. Historically, species from the orders Lepidoptera and Coleoptera have shown the greatest success. Among the Coleoptera, the weevils (family Curculionidae) have played an integral role in the suppression of ...

Author(s)
Herrick, N. J.; Kok, L. T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 028, pp 1-11

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.

The subject is introduced by briefly reviewing the characteristics and distribution of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, the problems it causes in its introduced range, proposals for its utilization and the likely cost/benefit ratios of these proposals. Control by herbicides, physical removal...

Author(s)
Harley, K. L. S.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1990, 11, 1, pp 11-22

Various types of associations including predation, symbiosis and parasitism between nematodes and bacteria are reviewed and discussed in relation to the benefit and harm given or received. The associations of these 2 groups in nature, and laboratory and in vitro studies are discussed.

Author(s)
Poinar, G. O., Jr.; Hansen, E. L.
Citation
Helminthological Abstracts, B (Plant Nematology), 1986, 55, 3, pp 61-81

The procedures necessarily employed in the establishment of biological control agents are described; they include the initial search, ecological studies, safety determinations, establishment of the pathogens and subsequent evaluation. Various examples are given including Puccinia chondrillina...

Author(s)
Hasan, S.
Citation
Review of Plant Pathology, 1980, 59, 8, pp 349-356

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