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CAB Reviews

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

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Baculoviruses have been of interest as potential insecticidal agents for many years, their restricted host range proving particularly attractive from an ecological standpoint. Their main disadvantage, however, has been a slow speed of action, permitting considerable crop damage before death of the...

Bonning, B. C.; Merryweather, A. T.; Possee, R. D.
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
AgBiotech News and Information, 1991, 3, 1, pp 29-31

Considerable progress has been made at ICRISAT and elsewhere in identifying germplasm lines with multiple resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Several high yielding cultivars possessing resistance to insect pests and diseases have been released for cultivation in many countries. However,...

Nigam, S. N.; Dwivedi, S. L.; Gibbons, R. W.
Plant Breeding Abstracts, 1991, 61, 10, pp 1127-1136

This review describes the development of traps to detect and monitor infestation by particular museum insect pests, e.g., sticky traps and attractant lures based on sex or aggregation pheromones, and discusses trapping strategy with reference to insect biology and problems of trap placement and...

Pinniger, D. B.
Biodeterioration Abstracts, 1991, 5, 2, pp 125-130

The dependence of individual pest species on environmental parameters, particularly climate, is discussed and the ways in which pests are likely to respond to changes in atmospheric gases, leading to a greenhouse effect, are reviewed. CLIMEX, a generic model of pest response to climate, is...

Sutherst, R. W.
Review of Agricultural Entomology, 1991, 79, 11-12, pp 1177-1187

In the USSR biological pest control methods are being increasingly used. Entomophagous arthropods account for around 70% of the natural enemies used. Egg parasitoids of the genus Trichogramma and the larval parasitoid Bracon hebetor are the species most commonly used, against lepidopterous pests,...

Khloptseva, R. I.
Biocontrol News and Information, 1991, 12, 3, pp 243-246

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