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CAB Reviews

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

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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

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

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.

Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is among the most important food staples worldwide, mainly because of its relatively high protein content and other valuable nutritional qualities. Unfortunately, common beans are highly susceptible to plant viruses in general, including one of the largest...

Author(s)
Blair, M. W.; Morales, F. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 089, pp 1-14

This review summarizes the literature linking Bt [Bacillus thuringiensis] corn and the reduction of the mycotoxins fumonisin, aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone. Mycotoxins in field corn cause hundreds of millions of dollars in economic losses annually in the USA, and substantially...

Author(s)
Wu, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 060, pp 8 pp.

Harvesting and postharvest handling techniques for dates are reviewed and research findings are reported. Topics covered include fruit morphology and composition; cultivars; fruit development and ripening; harvesting; handling techniques; quality; physiological disorders; pathogens; insects; and...

Author(s)
Ait-Oubahou, A.; Yahia, E. M.
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 1999, 10, 6, pp 67N-74N

Author(s)
Hemming, D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1993, 5, 8, pp 287N-292N

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