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CAB Reviews

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

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Chilocorus nigritus (F.) has been one of the most successful coccidophagous coccinellids in the history of classical biological control. It is an effective predator of many species of Diaspididae, some Coccidae and some Asterolecaniidae, with an ability to colonize a relatively wide range of...

Author(s)
Ponsonby, D. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 046, pp 1-20

The pea leaf weevil, Sitona lineatus L. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), is a significant pest of field pea (Pisum sativum L.) and broad bean (Vicia faba L.) crops throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America and it has recently become an established pest in the Canadian prairies. The geographical ...

Author(s)
Vankosky, M.; Dosdall, L. M.; Cárcamo, H. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 007, pp 1-18

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

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

Weaver ants (Oecophylla spp.) are often found on plants with insect symbionts (trophobionts), but the extent of such associations is not known. Examination of literature records of weaver ant host plants from 1900 to 2006 revealed that Oecophylla smaragdina, native to Asia, was recorded on 175...

Author(s)
Lim, G. T.; Kirton, L. G.; Salom, S. M.; Kok, L. T.; Fell, R. D.; Pfeiffer, D. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 035, pp 19 pp.

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.

The usage and acceptability of biological control methods are set to increase in agriculture in the future because of food safety and pesticide residue issues. Biological control implementation in Turkey started with control of cottony cushion scale Icerya purchasi (Homoptera: Margarodidae) through ...

Author(s)
Erkıliıç¸ L.; Demirbaș, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 056, pp 6 pp.

The cabbage root fly (=cabbage maggot), Delia radicum, has increased in importance over the past two decades as a pest of canola (oilseed rape) in Canada. Although D. radicum has been a part of the North American insect fauna for some time, it is not native, so the introduction of natural enemy...

Author(s)
Andreassen, L. D.; Kuhlmann, U.; Mason, P. G.; Holliday, N. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 086, pp 13 pp.

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