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Biological Control of Tropical Weeds using Arthropods
     

Biological Control of Tropical Weeds using Arthropods

by Rangaswamy Muniappan, Anantanarayanan Raman, Gadi V. P. Reddy
 

ISBN-10: 0521877911

ISBN-13: 9780521877916

Pub. Date: 05/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Weeds are a major constraint to agricultural production, particularly in the developing world. Cost-efficient biological control is a self-sustaining way to reduce this problem, and produces fewer non-target effects than chemical methods, which can cause serious damage to the environment. This book covers the origin, distribution, and ecology of twenty model

Overview

Weeds are a major constraint to agricultural production, particularly in the developing world. Cost-efficient biological control is a self-sustaining way to reduce this problem, and produces fewer non-target effects than chemical methods, which can cause serious damage to the environment. This book covers the origin, distribution, and ecology of twenty model invasive weed species, which occur in habitats from tropical to temperate to aquatic. Sustainable biological control of each weed using one or more arthropods is discussed. The aim is to provide ecological management models for use across the tropical world, and to assist in the assessment of potential risks to native and economic plants. This is a valuable resource for scientists and policy makers concerned with the biological control of invasive tropical plants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521877916
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Biological control of weeds in the tropics and sustainability R. Muniappan, G. V. P. Reddy and A. Raman; 2. Acacia nilotica ssp. Indica (L.) Willd. ex Del. (Mimosaceae) K. Dhileepan; 3. Australian Acacia species (Mimosaceae) in South Africa F. Impson, J. H. Hoffmann and C. Kleinjan; 4. Ageratina adenophora (Sprengel) R. King and H. Robinson (Asteraceae) R. Muniappan, A. Raman and G. V. P. Reddy; 5. Azolla filiculoides Lamarck (Nostocaceae) M. P. Hill and A. J. McConnachie; 6. Cabomba caroliniana Gray (Cabombaceae) S. Schooler, W. Cabrera-Walsh and M. H. Julien; 7. Invasive cactus species (Cactaceae) H. Zimmermann, C. Moran and J. H. Hoffmann; 8. Chromolaena odorata (L.) R. King and H. Robinson (Asteraceae) C. Zachariades, M. Day, R. Muniappan and G. V. P. Reddy; 9. Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don (Melastomataceae) P. Conant; 10. Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt (Cucurbitaceae) R. Muniappan, G. V. P. Reddy and A. Raman; 11. Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laub. (Pontederiaceae) J. A. Coetzee, M. P. Hill, M. H. Julien, T. D. Center and H. A. Cordo; 12. Lantana camara Linn. (Verbenaceae) M. D. Day and M. P. Zalucki; 13. Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (Mimosaceae) L. S. Kuniata; 14. Mimosa pigra L. (Leguminosae) T. A. Heard and Q. Paynter; 15. Parthenium hysterophorus L. (Asteraceae) K. Dhileepan and L. Strathie; 16. Passiflora mollissima (HBK) Bailey (Passifloraceae) G. P. Markin; 17. Pistia stratiotes L. (Araceae) P. Neuenschwander, M. H. Julien, T. D. Center and M. P. Hill; 18. Prosopis species (Leguminosae) R. D. van Klinken, J. H. Hoffmann, H. G. Zimmermann and A. P. Roberts; 19. Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell (Salviniaceae) M. H. Julien, M. P. Hill and P. W. Tipping; 20. Solanum mauritianum Scopoli (Solanaceae) T. Olckers; 21. Application of natural antagonists including arthropods to resist weedy Striga (Scrophulariaceae) in tropical agroecosystems J. Sauerborn and D. Müller-Stöver; 22. Biological control of weeds in India J. Rabindra and B. S. Bhumannavar; 23. The role of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in weed biological control F. Beed and T. Dubois; 24. The role of Secretariat of the Pacific Community in the biological control of weeds in the Pacific Islands region - past, present and future activities W. Orapa; Index.

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