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CAB Reviews

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

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Soyabean, because of its importance in food security and wide diversity of uses in industrial applications, is one of the world's most important crops. There are a number of abiotic and biotic constraints that threaten soyabean production. Soyabean pests are major biotic constraints limiting...

Author(s)
Heinrichs, E. A.; Muniappan, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 055, pp 1-44

This review selects the major agricultural insect and disease pests of agriculture in China, and discusses the implications for developing the use of remote sensing to improve their management. The most important crops were selected as those, which contribute more than 5% nationally in terms of...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Tang Rui; Liu Zhi; Wan HuanHuan; McGillivray, L. A.; Thomas, S. E.; Cameron, K. H.; Zhang Feng
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 014, pp 1-23

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

The world population is increasing at an alarming rate, and there is a continued need to increase crop productivity to meet the food requirements. To meet the ever-increasing demand for food, cytoplasmic male-sterility (CMS) has been successfully exploited to develop hybrids for increasing crop...

Author(s)
Dhillon, M. K.; Sharma, H. C.; Smith, C. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 068, pp 1-16

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.

Heat treatments developed for the disinfestation of export fruit against fruit fly often give some control of postharvest disease, although satisfactory levels of disease control are usually obtained only when a fungicide is applied before or after the application of heat. One reason for this is...

Author(s)
Coates, L. M.; Johnson, G. I.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 1993, 4, 1, pp 35N-40N

The disease of over-riding importance in Brazil is South American leaf blight (Microcyclus ulei). With the exception of leaf wither and black stripe caused by Phytophthora palmivora in Bahia and possibly target leaf spot (Thanatephorus cucumeris) in Manaus, other diseases are of minor importance...

Author(s)
Chee, K. H.; Wastie, R. L.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Review of Plant Pathology, 1980, 59, 12, pp 541-548

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