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Heliothis: Research Methods and Prospects
     

Heliothis: Research Methods and Prospects

by P.G. Allsopp, G.S. Boyan, G.J. Daglish, J.C. Daly, V.A. Drake
 
Heliothis ("Bull worm") species are one of the major pests of field crops worldwide, including sorghum, tomatoes, lettuce, and cotton. Pest problems have intensified over the years as the total area given to agricultural host plants has increased. This comprehensive text, written by experienced researchers, assembles biological and ecological research

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Heliothis ("Bull worm") species are one of the major pests of field crops worldwide, including sorghum, tomatoes, lettuce, and cotton. Pest problems have intensified over the years as the total area given to agricultural host plants has increased. This comprehensive text, written by experienced researchers, assembles biological and ecological research techniques and approaches to Heliothis management: from the fundamental question of defining genetic species to collecting, rearing, and sampling techniques for the construction of life tables; the measurement of predator impact and physiological development; the detection and measurement of behavior, migration, and diapause; population genetics and resistance. Approaches to modelling population dynamics are also explored. This book is intended for beginning research students as well as experienced workers. It will be a valuable reference for entomologists, population ecologists, and agronomists concerned with crop protection.

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Papers originating from a workshop (date and place not noted) organized in response to the lack of knowledge about insect pests from the genus Heliothis (also called Helicoverpa) and the resulting damage they were inflicting on Australian agriculture. The 14 papers deal with methods of studying the little critters: recognizing cryptic species, trapping adults, estimating abundance, evaluating the impact of natural enemies, measuring insecticide resistance, and modelling. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387973302
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Series:
Springer Series in Experimental Entomology
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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