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CAB Reviews

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

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Imperata cylindrica is one of the 10 worst weeds in the tropics and subtropics. Although it has many beneficial uses, the problems related to its invasiveness far outweigh its positive benefits. I. cylindrica negatively affects production of annual, perennial, plantation, and forest crops. Its mode ...

Author(s)
Muhammad Rusdy
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 038, pp 1-9

Plants are confronted with numerous biotic stresses that may affect productivity. Besides their constitutive defence, plants can activate specific metabolic processes to enhance resistance upon stress detection. These defence mechanisms can also be activated through the recognition of plant...

Author(s)
Sandroni, M.; Liljeroth, E.; Mulugeta, T.; Alexandersson, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 001, pp 1-10

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

A brief view on the importance of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is given by discussing the concept since it was first advocated in 1959 up to the adoption of IPM as a policy within the European Union. Reference is made to the need for crop monitoring and improved application techniques as well...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 012, pp 1-2

This review lists 132 species of insect and mite pests associated with date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) grown worldwide. These species are distributed among eight insect orders and 30 families, besides one order of mite comprising nine families. Most of the species (52) were reported on the leaf...

Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.; Abdel-Banat, B. M. A.; Al-Hajhoj, M. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 049, pp 1-18

Nowadays, hundreds of plant clinics are available for smallholder farmers especially in developing and less-developed countries in order to improve the yield and quality of agricultural products. Several investigations have been carried out to study the role of plant clinics as diagnostics and...

Author(s)
Vakilian, K. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 047, pp 1-12

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

Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) and northern corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi (Smith and Lawrence)) are major pests of maize in the USA. These pests have been managed with a variety of tactics over the last century. Both Diabrotica spp. have adapted to crop rotation...

Author(s)
Ludwick, D. C.; Hibbard, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 048, pp 1-10

Numerous studies have demonstrated that water-based compost preparations, referred to as compost tea and compost-water extract, can suppress phytopathogens and plant diseases. Despite its potential, compost tea has generally been considered as inadequate for use as a biocontrol agent in...

Author(s)
St. Martin, C. C. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 032, pp 1-38

Aquatic ecosystems throughout the world are threatened by the presence of invasive aquatic plants, both floating and submerged. Some of the aquatic species, such as water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [Mart.] Solms), alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.), giant salvinia, Salvinia...

Author(s)
Ray, P.; Hill, M. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 014, pp 1-9

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