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Integrated Control of Sugarcane Diseases and Pests

  • Ying-Kun Huang
  • Wen-Feng Li
  • Rong-Yue Zhang
  • Xiao-Yan Wang
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Abstract

In recent years, due to the ecological diversity and complexity of sugarcane-growing regions, as well as climatic factors and different cropping systems, the frequent introduction of sugarcane seedcane has led to the introduction and/or establishment of several dangerous diseases and crop pests. In addition, the long growth cycle, long-term continuous cropping, ratoon cultivation, asexual reproduction, continuous planting at a regional scale, variation in planting time, overuse of chemical pesticides, and widespread drought during warmer winters have combined to generate conditions that are favorable for the reproduction and survival of sugarcane diseases and pests. This has resulted in the proliferation of major pests such as sugarcane borers, sugarcane beetles, sugarcane woolly aphid, thrips, armyworms, sugarcane smut, sugarcane pokkah boeng disease, sugarcane brown stripe disease, sugarcane rusts, sugarcane leaf scorch disease, sugarcane mosaic disease, ratoon stunting disease, and other diseases and pests. Together, these crop pathogens cause serious economic damage by reducing yield, shortening the ratoon period, and increasing planting costs, thereby threatening the sustained, productive development of the sugar industry (Li et al. 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018a, b; Huang and Li 2016).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying-Kun Huang
    • 1
  • Wen-Feng Li
    • 1
  • Rong-Yue Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiao-Yan Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Sugarcane Research InstituteYunnan Academy of Agricultural SciencesKaiyuanChina

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