Biological Control in IPM Systems in Africa

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P. Neuenschwander, C. Borgemeister, J. Langewald
CABI, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 414 pages
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Annotation. Biological control has made a major contribution to integrated pest management (IPM) in Africa, but its documentation has been scattered and often under-reported. This book provides a review of the most important studies, including not only successes, but also on-going challenges. The focus is on arthropod pests and weeds, but diseases are also covered where significant. In 24 chapters, case studies and promising research results are presented that cover biocontrol by naturally occurring agents, by exotic agents or by seasonal manipulation. This book provides a valuable resource for scientists worldwide. It is particularly useful for pest control professionals working in Africa.
 

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Contents

1 Historical Overview of Biological Control in Africa
1
2 Biological Control of Alien Plant Invaders in Southern Africa
27
3 Biological Control of Cassava and Mango Mealybugs in Africa
45
4 Cassava Green Mite in Africa a Unique Example of Successful Classical Biological Control of a Mite Pest on a Continental Scale
61
5 Biological Control of the Potato Tuber Moth Phthorimaea operculella in Africa
77
6 Biological Control of Whiteflies in SubSaharan Africa
87
7 Biological Control of Homopteran Pests of Conifers in Africa
101
8 Biological Control of Defoliating and Phloem or Woodfeeding Insects in Commercial Forestry in Southern Africa
113
Nontarget Arthropod Testing on Green MuscleTM a Grasshopper and Locust Control Product Based on the Fungus Metarhizium anisopliae var acrid...
207
15 Microbial Control of Termites in Africa
227
16 IPM of Banana Weevil in Africa with Emphasis on Microbial Control
243
17 The Role of Biological Control in Integrated Management of Striga Species in Africa
259
Perspectives and Limitations of Biological Approaches to their Management
277
19 Biological Control a Nonobvious Component of IPM for Cowpea
295
20 Biological Control and Other Pest Management Options for Larger Grain Borer Prostephanus truncatus
311
21 Biological Control of Helicoverpa armigera in Africa
329

9 Biological Control of Gramineous Lepidopteran Stem Borers in SubSaharan Africa
131
10 Biological Control and Management of the Alien Invasive Shrub Chromolaena odorata in Africa
145
11 Aquatic Weeds in Africa and their Control
161
12 Endophytic Microbial Biodiversity and Plant Nematode Management in African Agriculture
179
13 Species of Trichoderma and Aspergillus as Biological Control Agents against Plant Diseases in Africa
193
22 Biological Control in IPM for Coffee
347
23 Biological Control of the Diamondback Moth Plutella xylostella in Africa
363
24 Biological Control for Increased Agricultural Productivity Poverty Reduction and Environmental Protection in Africa
377
Index
407
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