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CAB Reviews

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

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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

Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) and northern corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi (Smith and Lawrence)) are major pests of maize in the USA. These pests have been managed with a variety of tactics over the last century. Both Diabrotica spp. have adapted to crop rotation...

Author(s)
Ludwick, D. C.; Hibbard, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 048, pp 1-10

Emerging plant pests and diseases are a threat to biodiversity, food security and sustainability. In Europe, recent plant health emergencies include European ash dieback (due to the ascomycete Hymenoscyphus fraxineus), the outbreak of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa on olive trees in Apulia, Italy ...

Author(s)
Pautasso, M.; Petter, F.; Rortais, A.; Roy, A. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 021, pp 1-16

Although there are a number of diseases that plague citrus production worldwide, two bacterial diseases are particularly problematic. Both are of Asian origin and currently cause severe economic damage: Asiatic citrus canker (ACC) and citrus huanglongbing (HLB). Although ACC has been found in the...

Author(s)
Gottwald, T. R.; Graham, J. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 016, pp 1-11

RNA interference (RNAi), a post-transcriptional gene silencing method discovered in 1998, has been used in basic research in almost every area of biology to silence genes in order to learn about their function. This technology also has many potential applications in molecular medicine, in...

Author(s)
Palli, S. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 004, pp 1-10

Scolytid beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) are a large group of beetles associated with many tree species. Some species consume dead wood and vector an array of fungi which contribute to recycling of organic material, so are often an important component of forest ecology. However,...

Author(s)
Glare, T. R.; Reay, S. D.; Etxebeste, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 051, pp 1-17

Pesticides based on microorganisms and their products have proven to be highly effective, species specific and eco-friendly in nature, leading to their adoption in pest management strategies around the world. The microbial biopesticide market constitutes about 90% of total biopesticides and there...

Author(s)
Opender Koul
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 056, pp 1-26

Rice hoja blanca (RHB; white leaf) devastated rice (Oryza sativa) plantings in tropical America for half a century, before scientists could either identify its causal agent or understand the nature of its cyclical epidemics. The association of the planthopper Tagosodes orizicolus with RHB...

Author(s)
Morales, F. J.; Jennings, P. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 043, pp 1-16

Many plant extracts or allelochemicals show a broad spectrum of activity against pests and such products have long been touted as attractive alternatives to synthetic chemical pesticides for pest management because they pose little threat to the environment or to human health. The studies available ...

Author(s)
Opender Koul; Suresh Walia
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 049, pp 1-30

There are more than 330 Liriomyza species (Diptera: Agromyzidae) and many are economically important pests of field crops, ornamentals and vegetables. Given the substantial economic losses associated with various aspects of Liriomyza feeding as well as the ability of these insects to rapidly...

Author(s)
Liu, T. X.; Kang Le; Heinz, K. M.; Trumble, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 004, pp 1-16

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