Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance Book

Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance


  • Author : Peter A. Edde
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1004
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128196991

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Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance Excerpt :

Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance presents detailed descriptions of the biology and ecology of important arthropod pest of selected global field crops. Standard management options for insect pest control on crops include biological, non-chemical, and chemical approaches. However, because agricultural crops face a wide range of insect pests throughout the year, it can prove difficult to find a simple solution to insect pest control in many, if not most, cropping systems. A whole-farm or integrated pest management approach combines cultural, natural, and chemical controls to maintain insect pest populations below levels that cause economic damage to the crop. This practice requires accurate species identification and thorough knowledge of the biology and ecology of the target organism. Integration and effective use of various control components is often enhanced when the target organism is correctly identified, and its biology and ecology are known. This book provides a key resource toward that identification and understanding. Students and professionals in agronomy, insect detection and survey, and economic entomology will find the book a valuable learning aid and resource tool. Includes insect synonyms, common names, and geographic distribution Provides information on natural enemies Is thoroughly referenced for future research

Pests of field crops Book

Pests of field crops


  • Author : Frederick G. Jones
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:630674089

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Pests of field crops Excerpt :

The origin and nature of pest problems; An introduction to insect structure and classification; Insects of minor economic importance; Plant bugs; Butterflies and moths; Beetls; Sawflies, wasps, bees and ants; Flies; Arthropod pests other than insects; Slugs and snails; Plant parasictic nematodes; Birds and small mammals; Pests of stored grain; Crops and their pests; Pest management; Pesticides.

Cooperative Economic Insect Report Book

Cooperative Economic Insect Report


  • Author : United States. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Plant Protection and Quarantine Programs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Insect pests
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435058094350

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Ecologically Based Pest Management Book

Ecologically Based Pest Management


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1996-03-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 030917578X

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Ecologically Based Pest Management Excerpt :

Widespread use of broad-spectrum chemical pesticides has revolutionized pest management. But there is growing concern about environmental contamination and human health risks--and continuing frustration over the ability of pests to develop resistance to pesticides. In Ecologically Based Pest Management, an expert committee advocates the sweeping adoption of ecologically based pest management (EBPM) that promotes both agricultural productivity and a balanced ecosystem. This volume offers a vision and strategies for creating a solid, comprehensive knowledge base to support a pest management system that incorporates ecosystem processes supplemented by a continuum of inputs--biological organisms, products, cultivars, and cultural controls. The result will be safe, profitable, and durable pest management strategies. The book evaluates the feasibility of EBPM and examines how best to move beyond optimal examples into the mainstream of agriculture. The committee stresses the need for information, identifies research priorities in the biological as well as socioeconomic realm, and suggests institutional structures for a multidisciplinary research effort. Ecologically Based Pest Management addresses risk assessment, risk management, and public oversight of EBPM. The volume also overviews the history of pest management--from the use of sulfur compounds in 1000 B.C. to the emergence of transgenic technology. Ecologically Based Pest Management will be vitally important to the agrichemical industry; policymakers, regulators, and scientists in agriculture and forestry; biologists, researchers, and environmental advocates; and interested growers.

Heteroptera of Economic Importance Book

Heteroptera of Economic Importance


  • Author : Carl W. Schaefer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2000-07-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 856
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420041859

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Heteroptera of Economic Importance Excerpt :

Heteropterans regularly cause a wide variety and large number of problems for humans - at times on a catastrophic scale. The 37,000 described species of this suborder including many pests, disease transmitters, and nuisances exist worldwide, inflicting damage on crops, forests, orchards, and human life. Inspired by the widespread economic impact of

Arthropod Management in Vineyards  Book

Arthropod Management in Vineyards


  • Author : Noubar J. Bostanian
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-06-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400740327

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Arthropod Management in Vineyards Excerpt :

Provides a state-of-the-science overview of arthropods affecting grape production around the world. Vineyard pest management is a dynamic and evolving field, and the contributed chapters provide insights into arthropods that limit this important crop and its products. Written by international experts from the major grape-growing regions, it provides a global overview of arthropods affecting vines and the novel strategies being used to prevent economic losses, including invasive pests affecting viticulture. The book contains reviews of the theoretical basis of integrated pest management, multiple chapters on biological control, current status of chemical control, as well as in-depth and well-illustrated reviews of the major arthropod pests affecting grape production and how they are being managed worldwide. This text will serve as a primary resource for applied entomologists, students, growers, and consultants with interests at the intersection of viticulture and applied entomology.

Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato Book

Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato


  • Author : Waqas Wakil
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128135082

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Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato Excerpt :

Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato provides insight into the proper and appropriate application of pesticides and the integration of alternative pest management methods. The basis of good crop management decisions is a better understanding of the crop ecosystem, including the pests, their natural enemies, and the crop itself. This book provides a global overview of the biology and management of key arthropod pests of tomatoes, including arthropod-vectored diseases. It includes information that places tomatoes in terms of global food production and food security, with each pest chapter including the predators and parasitoids that have specifically been found to have the greatest impact on reducing that particular pest. In-depth coverage of the development of resistance in tomato plants and the biotic and abiotic elicitors of resistance and detailed information about the sustainable management of tomato pests is also presented. Provides basic biological and management information for arthropod pests of tomato from a global perspective, encompassing all production types (field, protected, organic) Includes chapters on integrated management of tomato pests and specific aspects of tomato pest management, including within protected structures and in organic production Presents management systems that have been tested in the real-world by the authors of each chapter Fully illustrated throughout with line drawings and color plates that illustrate key pest and beneficial arthropods associated with tomato production around the world

Pests of Field Crops Book

Pests of Field Crops


  • Author : Frederick George William Jones
  • Publisher : Hodder Arnold
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 071312881X

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Pests of Field Crops Excerpt :

The origin and nature of pest problems. An introduction to insect structure and classification. Insects of minor economic importance -- Collembola, Orthoptera, Dermaptera, Thysanoptera. Plant bugs -- Hemiptera. Butterflies and moths -- Lepidoptera. Beetles -- Coleoptera. Sawflies, wasps, bees and ants -- Hymenoptera. Flies -- Diptera. Arthropod pests other than insects. Slugs and snails -- Mollusca. Plant parasitic nematodes -- Nematoda. Birds and small mammals -- Vertebrata. Pests of stored grain. Crops and their pests. Pest management. Pesticides.

Economic and Ecological Significance of Arthropods in Diversified Ecosystems Book

Economic and Ecological Significance of Arthropods in Diversified Ecosystems


  • Author : Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-10-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811015243

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Economic and Ecological Significance of Arthropods in Diversified Ecosystems Excerpt :

Arthropods are invertebrates that constitute over 90% of the animal kingdom, and their bio-ecology is closely linked with global functioning and survival. Arthropods play an important role in maintaining the health of ecosystems, provide livelihoods and nutrition to human communities, and are important indicators of environmental change. Yet the population trends of several arthropods species show them to be in decline. Arthropods constitute a dominant group with 1.2 million species influencing earth’s biodiversity. Among arthropods, insects are predominant, with ca. 1 million species and having evolved some 350 million years ago. Arthropods are closely associated with living and non-living entities alike, making the ecosystem services they provide crucially important. In order to be effective, plans for the conservation of arthropods and ecosystems should include a mixture of strategies like protecting key habitats and genomic studies to formulate relevant policies for in situ and ex situ conservation. This two-volume book focuses on capturing the essentials of arthropod inventories, biology, and conservation. Further, it seeks to identify the mechanisms by which arthropod populations can be sustained in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and by means of which certain problematic species be managed without producing harmful environmental side-effects. This edited compilation includes chapters contributed by over 80 biologists on a wide range of topics embracing the diversity, distribution, utility and conservation of arthropods and select groups of insect taxa. More importantly, it describes in detail the mechanisms of sustaining arthropod ecosystems, services and populations. It addresses the contribution of modern biological tools such as molecular and genetic techniques regulating gene expression, as well as conventional, indigenous practices in arthropod conservation. The contributors reiterate the importance of documenting and understanding the biology of a

Pests of Field Crops and Pastures Book

Pests of Field Crops and Pastures


  • Author : PT Bailey
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release Date : 2007-10-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780643099425

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Pests of Field Crops and Pastures Excerpt :

This comprehensive handbook on economic entomology for Australian field crops and pastures is the first of its kind. It encompasses pests and beneficial insects as well as allied forms of importance in Australian agriculture. Organised by commodities – such as cereals, sugar and tropical pasture legumes – it examines all the pest species for a particular commodity across Australia. Identification, distribution, damage, host range, biology, risk period and monitoring techniques are described for each entry, accompanied by useful illustrations. The book also describes introduced biological control agents that effectively control crop pests. Pests of Field Crops and Pastures will be a useful tool in crop management for progressive farmers, agronomists, agricultural consultants and academics alike.

Optical Manipulation of Arthropod Pests and Beneficials Book

Optical Manipulation of Arthropod Pests and Beneficials


  • Author : David Ben-Yakir
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2020-06-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786394705

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Optical Manipulation of Arthropod Pests and Beneficials Excerpt :

Arthropods as pests in crops, vectors of diseases, pollinators, and natural enemies of pests are of huge economic importance. They affect livestock, human health and food supplies around the world. This unique book examines and reviews how light and colour can be used to enhance pest management in agricultural and medical applications by manipulating the optical responses of arthropods. Arthropods use optical cues to find food, oviposition sites and to navigate. Light also regulates their diurnal and seasonal activities. Plants use optical cues to attract or deter various species of arthropod. In this book, an international team of experts show how light can be used successfully to attract, arrest, confuse and deter arthropods as well as to disrupt their biological clocks.

Pesticidal Plants Book

Pesticidal Plants


  • Author : Philip C. Stevenson
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-05-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039287888

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Pesticidal Plants Excerpt :

The global biodiversity and climate emergencies demand transformative changes to human activities. For example, food production relies on synthetic, industrial and non-sustainable products for managing pests, weeds and diseases of crops. Sustainable farming requires approaches to managing these agricultural constraints that are more environmentally benign and work with rather than against nature. Increasing pressure on synthetic products has reinvigorated efforts to identify alternative pest management options, including plant-based solutions that are environmentally benign and can be tailored to different farmers’ needs, from commercial to small holder and subsistence farming. Botanical insecticides and pesticidal plants can offer a novel, effective and more sustainable alternative to synthetic products for controlling pests, diseases and weeds. This Special Issue reviews and reports the latest developments in plant-based pesticides from identification of bioactive plant chemicals, mechanisms of activity and validation of their use in horticulture and disease vector control. Other work reports applications in rice weeds, combination biopesticides and how chemistry varies spatially and influences the effectiveness of botanicals in different locations. Three reviews assess wider questions around the potential of plant-based pest management to address the global challenges of new, invasive and established crop pests and as-yet underexploited pesticidal plants.

Crop Production and Crop Protection Book

Crop Production and Crop Protection


  • Author : E.-C. Oerke
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 829
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444597946

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Crop Production and Crop Protection Excerpt :

The objective of this book is to provide information to be used as a basis for evaluating the fragile, shaky structure of global food production. The volume analyses the data by region and by intensity of cultivation; and furnishes information about the yield response, giving some indication of the health of the plants. It will be invaluable to all plant and crop scientists as well as to agriculturalists.