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Cover for Techniques for work with plant and soil nematodes.

This book is extensively illustrated, and addresses both fundamental traditional techniques and new methodologies. The chapters aim to provide an introduction to basic techniques for laboratory and field work with plant-parasitic and free-living soil-dwelling nematodes. The coverage highlights...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sampling.

Nematodes can be present in various parts of plants or at various depths in the soil, depending on the circumstances and the life stage. This means that one should be aware of these possibilities when collecting samples. Also, samples should be taken from the proper matrix at the appropriate time,...

Author(s)
Nijs, L. J. M. F. den; Pickup, J.; Ehlers, R. U.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Isolation and characterization of tandem repeats in nematode genomes.

This chapter provides an overview of the practical methodologies that can be used to identify and characterize the tandem repeats that are most frequently used as genetic markers in nematodes (including plant-parasitic and entomopathogenic nematodes), namely satellite DNA and microsatellites. The...

Author(s)
Castagnone-Sereno, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Can older fungal sequence data be useful?

This chapter focuses primarily on the use and evaluation of fungal nucleotide sequences to obtain information that can be used to elucidate relationships between strains and specimens. The importance of the reexamination and evaluation of older material in order to identify new species derived from ...

Author(s)
Bridge, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Increased tree mortality has become a widespread phenomenon and is largely attributed to climate change. Little field research has addressed the complex interactions between trees, herbivores, and their natural enemies as affected by temperature. We recorded the densities of bark insects and their...

Author(s)
Wermelinger, B.; Rigling, A.; Mathis, D. S.; Kenis, M.; Gossner, M. M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2021, 12, 2,
Abstract

The giant pine scale, Marchalina hellenica Gennadius (Hemiptera: Marchalinidae), is a sap-sucking insect native to South-East Europe that was recently introduced in Australia where it threatens the pine forestry industry. To initiate a classical biological control programme, a literature review and ...

Author(s)
Avtzis, D. N.; Lubanga, U. K.; Lefoe, G. K.; Kwong, R. M.; Eleftheriadou, N.; Andreadi, A.; Elms, S.; Shaw, R.; Kenis, M.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 4, pp 413-423
Abstract

Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw (Cactaceae) is invasive in Laikipia County, Kenya, impacting negatively on biodiversity and livelihoods. To control this invasive plant the biocontrol agent Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera; Dactylopiidae) 'stricta' biotype was released in 2014. A preliminary...

Author(s)
Witt, A. B. R.; Nunda, W.; Makale, F.; Reynolds, K.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 4, pp 515-523
Abstract

Many insects exhibit a short-day diapause response, whereby diapause is induced when daylength falls below a critical threshold. This response is an adaptation to ensure synchrony between periods of insect activity, and the availability of resources, but it can cause problems when organisms are...

Author(s)
Jones, I. M.; Seehausen, M. L.; Bourchier, R. S.; Smith, S. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Environmental Entomology, 2020, 49, 3, pp 580-585
Abstract

Background: Although Kenya has a relatively high number of registered biopesticide products, little is known about biopesticide use by smallholders. This paper documents farmers' current use and perception of chemical pesticides and biopesticides, their willingness to pay for biopesticides, and the ...

Author(s)
Constantine, K. L.; Kansiime, M. K.; Mugambi, I.; Nunda, W.; Chacha, D.; Rware, H.; Makale, F.; Mulema, J.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Williams, F.; Edgington, S.; Day, R.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Pest Management Science, 2020, 76, 11, pp 3615-3625
Abstract

Tea is a perennial monoculture crop infested by approximately thousand species of pests. Conserving natural enemies is an important practice under non-conventional pest management strategy. In the present study, occurrence of spider population on tea in three different pest management practices has ...

Author(s)
Prasad, A. K.; Somnath Roy; Souvik Sen; Neave, S.; Akanksha Nagpal; Vinod Pandit
Publisher
Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 2020, 40, 3, pp 629-635

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