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Recent advances in cassava pest management.
Cassava (Manihot esculenta) occupies a uniquely important position as a food security crop for smallholder farmers in ares of the tropics where climate, soils, or societal stresses constrainExpand
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Food Production and the Energy Crisis
The principal raw material of modern U.S. agriculture is fossil fuel, whereas the labor input is relatively small (about 9 hours per crop acre). As agriculture is dependent upon fossil energy, cropExpand
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Cassava Production and Pest Management: Present and Potential Threats in a Changing Environment
Cassava is attacked by a complex of arthropod pests across the tropical regions of the world where the crop is grown. Root yield losses have been recorded for several pests, including mites,Expand
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Cassava: Biology, Production and Utilization
Origin, distribution and economic importance botany, crop physiology and agronomy genetics and crop improvement crop protection crop utilization.
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Host plant resistance to whiteflies with emphasis on cassava as a case study
Abstract Host plant resistance (HPR) to whiteflies is rare in cultivated crops. A literature search revealed that HPR research with the Bemisia tabaci/Bemisia argentifolii complex has increasedExpand
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Threats to cassava production: known and potential geographic distribution of four key biotic constraints
Insect pests and plant diseases reduce cassava yields substantially, posing a threat to food security throughout the developing world. While agricultural scientists have recognized these threats, fewExpand
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Host stage preference and sex allocation in Aenasius vexans, an encyrtid parasitoid of the cassava mealybug
The solitary endoparasitoid Aenasius vexans Kerrich (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) is used for augmentative releases against the cassava mealybug, Phenacoccus herreni Cox & Williams (Sternorrhyncha:Expand
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Adaptation of Bemisia tabaci biotype B (Gennadius) to cassava, Manihot esculenta (Crantz).
Abstract Bemisia tabaci is a recognized pest in cassava ( Manihot esculenta ) crops in Asia and Africa, where it transmits the cassava mosaic geminiviruses (CMGs) (family: Geminiviridae , genus:Expand
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Diallel Analysis in Cassava Adapted to the Midaltitude Valleys Environment
Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an important commodity for industrial processes in tropical countries as one of the few alternatives to compete with imported maize (Zea mays L.). To maintainExpand
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The cassava mites
Abstract Cassava is attacked by about 50 species of mites. Of these, the most important are Mononychellus tanajoa, M. progresivus, M. caribbeanae, Tetranychus urticae and T. cinnabarinus. TheseExpand
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