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CAB Reviews

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

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This review provides summary of the most commonly used methods and tools for monitoring and sampling of date palm pests. Emphasis is given to major pests of economic importance. The paper is arranged into different sections, which deal with morphology and architecture of date palm as one of the...

Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.; Abdel-Banat, B. M. A.; Mohammed, M. E. A.; Al-Hajhoj, M. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 022, pp 1-11

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

This review provides a detailed outline of the developments in the field of coconut breeding. Emphasis is laid on research on both classical and molecular genetic tools for improving the coconut palm. The review begins with a short description of origin of coconut, with mention of fossil data....

Author(s)
Arunachalam, V.; Rajesh, M. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 053, pp 1-12

The history of genetic improvement of arthropod natural enemies is reviewed briefly and I describe the successful genetic improvement and deployment in California almond orchards of a pesticide-resistant predatory mite. Lessons learned from our efforts to deploy this and other natural enemies in...

Author(s)
Hoy, M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 058, pp 12 pp.

Commercial mass rearing of entomophagous insects on artificial diets has been a goal for five decades, and economical production of biological control agents is desperately sought because of mounting needs for environmentally safe pest management methods. Yet, there is still no commercial...

Author(s)
Cohen, A. C.; Nordlund, D. A.; Smith, R. A.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1999, 20, 3, pp 85N-90N

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,...

Author(s)
Khloptseva, R. I.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1991, 12, 3, pp 243-246

Knowledge of the ecology of the house dust mites (Pyroglyphidae, especially Dermatophagoides spp.) has advanced slowly and sporadically since its beginnings in the 1960s. This review traces the development of the subject, highlighting key discoveries that have led to these advances. It includes a...

Author(s)
Colloff, M. J.
Citation
Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 1991, 79, 11/12, pp 611-630

Microbial control of greenhouse aphids and whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) has concentrated on the use of Verticillium lecanii and Aschersonia aleyrodis, both of which can be used in conjunction with the whitefly parasitoid Encarsia formosa. V. lecanii has a wide host range but can be...

Author(s)
Rombach, M. C.; Gillespie, A. T.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1988, 9, 1, pp 7-18

The author reviews the literature on fungal parasites of insects and mites, with special reference to sources of mycological information concerned with the life-cycles of the fungi, their taxonomy, keys for their identification and distribution. Key references to the pathology of the disease caused ...

Author(s)
Brady, B. L.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1981, 2, 4, pp 281-296

Information on mites known to infest the respiratory tract of Old World non-human primates is reviewed from the literature, with particular reference to rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) in view of their widespread use in biomedical research and the possibility that such infestation could affect the...

Author(s)
Kim, J. C. S.
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 1977, 47, 4, pp 249-255

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