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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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Red rot of sugarcane was recorded more than 100 years before in Java, India, Argentina, USA and other countries, and it is one of the most devastating diseases of sugarcane. Since the cultivated sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) has failed across the countries, systematic inter-specific...

Author(s)
Viswanathan, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 023, pp 1-57

Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria Forskål) is one of the most serious agricultural pests in the world due to its voracity, speed of reproduction, and range of flight. We discuss the current state of knowledge on its biological control using microorganisms and botanical extracts. Metarhizium...

Author(s)
Githae, E. W.; Kuria, E. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 013, pp 1-8

Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) is native to East Asia but has widely established in the Americas and Europe, where it is a devastating pest of soft-skinned fruits. It has a wide host range and these non-crop habitats harbor the fly which then repeatedly reinvades crop fields. Biological control in...

Author(s)
Wang XingEng; Lee, J. C.; Daane, K. M.; Buffington, M. L.; Hoelmer, K. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 054, pp 1-19

This review is a summary of a new catalog on the use of classical biological control of arthropods in North America since 1985. In this new catalog, we reviewed releases since 1985 of exotic parasitoids and predaceous insects for classical biocontrol of invasive insects in Canada, Mexico, the...

Author(s)
Driesche, R. van; Winston, R. L.; Duan, J. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 037, pp 1-9

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

Bananas and plantains are important staple crops for many people in developing countries, but these crops are severely affected by biotic constraints that reduce productivity. A major biotic stress is the banana corm borer weevil (C. sordidus) whose larvae eat corm/pseudostem tissues that...

Author(s)
Okolle, N. J.; Ngosong, C.; Nanganoa, L. T.; Dopgima, L. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 026, pp 1-24

Striga spp. is a major threat to cereal and legume production, putting the food security and economy of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa at severe risk. This is manifested in the fact that Striga spp. infestation can result in up to 90% loss of both cereal and legume production. A...

Author(s)
Mounde, L. G.; Anteyi, W. O.; Rasche, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 005, pp 1-17

Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (=Mimosa invisa Mart.) (Mimosaceae) is a perennial weedy shrub of neotropical origin and a serious biotic threat in its invasive range. Despite its invasiveness and associated problems, there are surprisingly few reviews on this weed. This paper, therefore,...

Author(s)
Uyi, O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 014, pp 1-8

The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest of commercial fruit and vegetables in various parts of Asia and Africa, in some South Pacific islands and in Hawaii. Commercial fruit and vegetables can be protected from this pest prior to harvest...

Author(s)
Manrakhan, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 003, pp 1-13

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are increasingly being used as biological control of insect pests due to their successful biocontrol activity against various economically important insect pests. Despite the growing success of EPNs, their effective use in orchards remains rather scarce. The...

Author(s)
Belien, T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 058, pp 1-11

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