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CAB Reviews

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

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Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (=Mimosa invisa Mart.) (Mimosaceae) is a perennial weedy shrub of neotropical origin and a serious biotic threat in its invasive range. Despite its invasiveness and associated problems, there are surprisingly few reviews on this weed. This paper, therefore,...

Author(s)
Uyi, O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 014, pp 1-8

The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest of commercial fruit and vegetables in various parts of Asia and Africa, in some South Pacific islands and in Hawaii. Commercial fruit and vegetables can be protected from this pest prior to harvest...

Author(s)
Manrakhan, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 003, pp 1-13

Banana is affected by a wide number of diseases, of which, Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) race 1 has played a major role in devastating Gros Michel banana plantations. Since 1960s, the pathogen Foc race 4 has threatened the survival and existence of the Cavendish...

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Thangavelu, R.; Loganathan, M.; Arthee, R.; Prabakaran, M.; Uma, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 004, pp 1-24

Apple snails are large freshwater snails belonging to the family Ampullariidae that inhabit tropical to temperate areas. The South American apple snails Pomacea canaliculata and Pomacea maculata have been introduced to other continents where they have successfully established and spread. Our review ...

Author(s)
Martín, P. R.; Burela, S.; Seuffert, M. E.; Tamburi, N. E.; Saveanu, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 042, pp 1-11

Banker plant systems have been developed for the biological control of various pest species in protected culture. In such systems, non-crop plants, i.e. banker plants, are placed in the greenhouse and harbour alternative food and beneficials. The banker plant system is an effective strategy for...

Author(s)
Yano, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 006, pp 1-6

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

Streptomycetes are the largest taxon of antibiotic producers in the microbial world. Nevertheless, they are less studied than other biocontrol agents against Fusarium diseases and, perhaps, plant diseases in general. Plant diseases incited by Fusarium species are notably challenging. Four species...

Author(s)
Bubici, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 050, pp 1-15

The potato tuberworm, Phthorimaea operculella Zeller, is one of the most economically significant insect pests of potato in both field and storage worldwide. The biology of the pest and various management strategies such as cultural practices, biological, and chemical control and other control...

Author(s)
Gao YuLin
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 022, pp 1-3

Plant parasitic nematodes represent a severe threat for agriculture, causing yield losses for several food and industrial crops, worldwide. Actually, increasing demand for organic food products and for sustainable management practices requires the development of biocontrol approaches based on...

Author(s)
Ciancio, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 013, pp 1-13

Predatory and parasitic mites are likely to assume a greater role in crop protection as world attention is now focused on finding out alternative means of agricultural pest management, and some may be beneficial in the medical and veterinary fields. This review on the status of research on...

Author(s)
Gupta, S. K.; Kumar, P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 031, pp 1-17

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