Aphids as Crop Pests, 2nd Edition

Author: Helmut F van Emden,Richard Harrington

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780647093

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 714

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Aphids are among the major global pest groups, causing serious economic damage to many food and commodity crops in most parts of the world. This revision and update of the well-received first edition published ten years ago reflects the expansion of research in genomics, endosymbionts and semiochemicals, as well as the shift from control of aphids with insecticides to a more integrated approach imposed by increasing resistance in the aphids and government restrictions on pesticides. The book remains a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on the biology of aphids, the various methods of controlling them and the progress of integrated pest management as illustrated by ten case histories.
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Aphids as Crop Pests

Author: Helmut Fritz Van Emden,Richard Harrington

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845932021

Category: Agricultural pests

Page: 717

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Aphids represent one of the world's major insect pests, causing serious economic damage to a range of temperate and tropical crops. These range from grain crops and brassicas to potato, cotton, vegetable and fruit crops. This book provides a definitive reference volume on the biology of aphids, their pest status, and how to control them. It includes approximately 30 specially commissioned chapters from world experts, principally from Europe and North America. Topics covered range from host selection and feeding to movement and dispersal, and from insecticide resistance to chemical, cultural and biological control methods. There are also several case study chapters, on integrated pest management in specific crops.
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Aphids in a New Millennium

Author: Jean-Christophe Simon,Charles-Antoine Dedryver,Claude Rispe,Maurice Hullé

Publisher: Quae

ISBN: 275920247X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 550

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This book contains the proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Aphids, held in September 2001 at Rennes, France, and organised by the aphidologists of Inra and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Rennes (Ensar). It covers most aspects of aphid researches world-wide, gathered in five sections on Biology and Ecology - Taxonomy, Systematics and Faunistics - Genetics, Population Biology and Evolutionary Ecology - Population Dynamics, Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management - Aphid-plant Relationships. The number of papers and their diversity reflect the dynamism of the world community of aphid-working scientists.
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Basics of Environmental Science

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134616813

Category: Science

Page: 344

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The new edition of this popular student text offers an engaging introduction to environmental study. It covers the entire breadth of the environmental sciences, providing concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of human activities. In this second edition the scientific background to major environmental issues is clearly explained. These include: * global warming * genetically modified foods * desertification * acid rain * deforestation * human population growth * depleting resources * nuclear power generation * descriptions of the 10 major biomes. Special student text features include illustrations and explanatory diagrams, boxed case studies, concepts and definitions.
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Aphids on the World's Herbaceous Plants and Shrubs, 2 Volume Set

Author: R. L. Blackman,Victor F. Eastop

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470519592

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1460

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Aphids are well-known as pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry, but they are also one of the most biologically interesting groups of plant-feeding insects, and thus have attracted the attention of biologists in many research fields such as ecology, biodiversity, physiology, behaviour and genetics. Following the successful format of previous books on the world's aphids by the same authors, these two volumes provide a comprehensive species-by-species account of the aphids on the world's herbaceous plants and shrubs. They can be used not only as an identification guide and information source for entomologists and taxonomists throughout the world, but also as a unique database for studies of biodiversity and insect-plant relationships. In all, 3120 aphid species in 340 genera are covered, feeding on 2150 genera of host plants. Volume 1 features comprehensive host lists and keys to the aphids colonizing each plant genus. This information is supplemented in Volume 2 by a systematic account of all the aphid species, which provides information on their appearance in life, host range, geographical distribution and life cycles. There are 357 original line drawings, 252 photographs of slide-mounted specimens and 1000 references. Aphids on the World's Herbaceous Plants and Shrubs is the culmination of many years of work by two leading specialists and provides an essential research tool and standard reference work for entomologists in universities and research institutes throughout the world.
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Vegetable Crop Pests

Author: Roderick G. McKinlay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349099244

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 406

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This authoritative multi-author reference covers the pests of all major vegetable crops grown outdoors in temperate latitudes. Details are given on the geographical distribution, description, life-cycle, damage and control of each pest. Emphasis is given to non-chemical methods of pest management.
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Crop Pests in the UK

Collected edition of MAFF leaflets

Author: M. Gratwick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401114900

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

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Following the demise of the MAFF's Perma some leaflets to fill outstanding gaps. The nent Leaflet Series in 1985, it was suggested content of three leaflets has been altered more that the final editions of the crop pest advisory extensively. Thus, Chafer grubs (Chapter 32) leaflets should be produced in a bound volume now incorporates material from Leaflet 449, for the benefit of future agricultural entomolo Japanese beetle, which has been omitted from gists and others interested in crop pests. This this collection as this pest has not become idea originated outside MAFF but was enthusi established in Europe. Nematodes on straw astically supported by entomologists in MAFF, berry (Chapter 81) has been enlarged by the the agricultural research institutes and the uni addition of further information on free-living versities. As editor of the leaflets from 1965 nematodes from the plant pathology leaflet on until 1985, I offered to undertake the task of Soil-borne virus diseases of fruit plants. The compilation and editing, and this offer was joint plant pathology/entomology leaflet on accepted. Raspberry cane blight and midge blight has To prevent the book from becoming quickly been included, but the information has been outdated, the sections on control measures mainly restricted to raspberry cane midge and have been redrafted by the Advisory Entomol the title changed accordingly.
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Biodiversity and Insect Pests

Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Author: Geoff M. Gurr,Stephen D. Wratten,William E. Snyder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118231856

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Biodiversity offers great potential for managing insect pests. Itprovides resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a huge rangeof predatory and parasitic natural enemies of pests; and communityecology-level effects operating at the local and landscape scalesto check pest build-up. This book brings together world leaders intheoretical, methodological and applied aspects to provide acomprehensive treatment of this fast-moving field. Chapter authors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and theAmericas ensure a truly international scope. Topics range fromscientific principles, innovative research methods, ecologicaleconomics and effective communication to farmers, as well as casestudies of successful use of biodiversity-based pest managementsome of which extend over millions of hectares or are enshrined asgovernment policy. Written to be accessible to advanced undergraduates whilst alsostimulating the seasoned researcher, this work will help unlock thepower of biodiversity to deliver sustainable insect pestmanagement. Visit spanstyle="font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: SimSun; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-fareast; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: ZH-CN; mso-bidi-language: TH;"www.wiley.com/go/gurr/biodiversity toaccess the artwork from the book./span
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Pests of Crops in Warmer Climates and Their Control

Author: Dennis S. Hill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402067380

Category: Science

Page: 704

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This is a textbook providing basic data about the crop pests and the damage they inflict throughout the tropics and sub-tropics. Each major pest is illustrated by either a line drawing or a photograph, and sometimes the damage can also be seen. A world distribution map is provided for each species. Control measures tend to be general rather than very specific. Most of the pests are insects and mites, but some nematodes, molluscs, birds and mammals are included.
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