Insect Resistance Management: Biology, Economics, and Prediction

Insect Resistance Management: Biology, Economics, and Prediction

by David W. Onstad
     
 

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Insects, mites, and ticks have a long history of evolving resistance to pesticides, host-plant resistance, crop rotation, pathogens, and parasitoids. Insect resistance management (IRM) is the scientific approach to preventing or delaying pest evolution and its negative impacts on agriculture, public health, and veterinary issues. This book provides entomologists,

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Insects, mites, and ticks have a long history of evolving resistance to pesticides, host-plant resistance, crop rotation, pathogens, and parasitoids. Insect resistance management (IRM) is the scientific approach to preventing or delaying pest evolution and its negative impacts on agriculture, public health, and veterinary issues. This book provides entomologists, pest management practitioners, developers of new technologies, and regulators with information about the many kinds of pest resistance including behavioral and phenological resistance. Abstract concepts and various case studies provide the reader with the biological and economic knowledge required to manage resistance. No other source has the breadth of coverage of this book: genomics to economics, transgenic insecticidal crops, insecticides, and other pest management tactics such as crop rotation. Dr. David W. Onstad and a team of experts illustrate how IRM becomes efficient, effective and socially acceptable when local, social and economic aspects of the system are considered. Historical lessons are highlighted with new perspectives emphasized, so that future research and management may be informed by past experience, but not constrained by it.

* First book in 15 years to provide the history and explore aspects of a variety of stakeholders
* Contributors include experts on ecological aspects of IRM, molecular and population genetics, economics, and IRM social issues
* Biochemistry and molecular genetics of insecticides presented with an mphasis on past 15 years of research including Cry proteins in transgenic crops
* Encourages scientists and stakeholders to implement and coordinate strategies based on local social conditions

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"...good editing has ensured a consistent writing style and prevented excess repetition. Also, the cross-referencing between the chapters helps tie them together. Nevertheless, the chapters stand very well on their own…a very readable prose."—Bulletin of the ESC, Insect Resistance Management, Second Edition

“This updated edition…is an excellent overview of IRM; hopefully, future researchers will work closely with plant pathologists, plant breeders, and even medical scientists struggling with very similar issues plaguing society that appear to stem from very similar biological processes. Summing Up: Highly recommended.”—CHOICE, July 2014

"…recent advances in this dynamic field are well documented and explained in the second edition of the book…easy to read and the language is very accessible to non-specialists, so it should be considered a very valuable reference for students and professional researchers interested in IRM, including insect pathologists involved in the use of entomopathogens for pest control."—Society for Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter, June 2014 "Contributors from entomology, agriculture, and economics explore aspects of managing insect resistance to pesticides, reporting their own results, reviewing those of others, and offering practical suggestions for applying them. Among the topics are understanding resistance and induced responses of insects to xenobiotics and insecticides in the age of "omics" and systems biology, concepts and complexities of population genetics,…"—ProtoView.com, February 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080554174
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/05/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
7 MB

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