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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

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

In addition to the arthropod pests, the date palm Phoenix dactylifera L is attacked by numerous non-arthropod pests, which include birds, rodents, bats, nematodes and snails. This review lists 57 species of birds reported in the agro-ecosystem of date palm. Of these, three species are major pests,...

Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.; Abdel-Banat, B. M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 020, pp 1-13

Rice is a staple food and the foundation of national stability and economic growth in many developing countries. Rice pests are major biotic constraints limiting rice production globally. This review discusses the biology, ecology, global distribution and plant damage and yield losses caused by...

Author(s)
Heinrichs, E. A.; Rangaswamy Muniappan
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 030, pp 1-31

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms became available commercially about a decade ago. They provide highly efficient, rapid, and low-cost high-throughput and deep DNA sequencing. They are being continually improved to become faster, more efficient and cheaper and have been used in biology...

Author(s)
Barba, M.; Hadidi, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 005, pp 1-21

Nematodes are a remarkable group of invertebrates with enormous economic and social importance. Free-living nematodes are found in a wide variety of habitats, from the Antarctic to the hot springs in New Zealand. Parasitic species of nematodes parasitize almost every species of plants and animals,...

Author(s)
Perry, R. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 022, pp 1-5

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

Salicylic acid (SA) is currently considered as a key molecule in activating plant defence against various insects and pathogenic invaders. Its role in determining the so-called systemic acquired resistance (SAR), that confers long-lasting protection against a broad spectrum of pathogens, has...

Author(s)
Molinari, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 067, pp 10 pp.

Methyl bromide (MeBr) has been used for several decades for preplant (PRE) soil fumigation in high-value agricultural and horticultural crops because it can provide broad-spectrum control of insects, nematodes, pathogens, and weeds. However, MeBr has been identified as an ozone-depleting chemical...

Author(s)
Hanson, B. D.; Shrestha, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 063, pp 13 pp.

Vegetable crop production in Florida, USA, relies on planting on polyethylene-mulched beds fumigated with methyl bromide plus chloropicrin (MBr+Pic) for soil-borne disease, nematode and weed control. However, MBr for agricultural use has been phased out because it is an ozonedepleting molecule. A...

Author(s)
Santos, B. M.; Gilreath, J. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 057, pp 7 pp.

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