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CAB Reviews

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Banker plant systems have been developed for the biological control of various pest species in protected culture. In such systems, non-crop plants, i.e. banker plants, are placed in the greenhouse and harbour alternative food and beneficials. The banker plant system is an effective strategy for...

Author(s)
Yano, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 006, pp 1-6

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

Streptomycetes are the largest taxon of antibiotic producers in the microbial world. Nevertheless, they are less studied than other biocontrol agents against Fusarium diseases and, perhaps, plant diseases in general. Plant diseases incited by Fusarium species are notably challenging. Four species...

Author(s)
Bubici, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 050, pp 1-15

The potato tuberworm, Phthorimaea operculella Zeller, is one of the most economically significant insect pests of potato in both field and storage worldwide. The biology of the pest and various management strategies such as cultural practices, biological, and chemical control and other control...

Author(s)
Gao YuLin
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 022, pp 1-3

Plant parasitic nematodes represent a severe threat for agriculture, causing yield losses for several food and industrial crops, worldwide. Actually, increasing demand for organic food products and for sustainable management practices requires the development of biocontrol approaches based on...

Author(s)
Ciancio, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 013, pp 1-13

Predatory and parasitic mites are likely to assume a greater role in crop protection as world attention is now focused on finding out alternative means of agricultural pest management, and some may be beneficial in the medical and veterinary fields. This review on the status of research on...

Author(s)
Gupta, S. K.; Kumar, P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 031, pp 1-17

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

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

Phoma macrostoma Montagne 94-44B is an effective bioherbicide for broadleaved weed reduction. In 2016, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act and Regulations, granted full registration for the sale and use of the bioherbicide ...

Author(s)
Hynes, R. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 005, pp 1-9

Invasive alien species (IAS) are among the leading threats to biodiversity, food security and human well-being. Opuntia (prickly pear cactus) is one of the most widespread and naturalized in the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya, with extreme effects on rural livelihoods and the environment....

Author(s)
Githae, E. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 003, pp 1-9

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