Mites (Acari) for Pest Control / Edition 1

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The book will be of great value to all those working in crop protection and biological control both in research as well as in commercial operations, including acarologists, entomologists, integrated pest management specialists, agricultural and plant scientists. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should all have copies on their shelves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632056583
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/24/2003
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Uri Gerson is at the Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel. Robert L. Smiley and Ronald Ochoa are at the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD, USA
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 History, definitions and current work 1
Ch. 2 The Acari 11
Ch. 3 An illustrated key to the relevant acarine families 26
Ch. 4 Acaridae 69
Ch. 5 Acarophenacidae 74
Ch. 6 Anystidae 78
Ch. 7 Arrenuridae 84
Ch. 8 Ascidae 89
Ch. 9 Bdellidae 94
Ch. 10 Camerobiidae 100
Ch. 11 Ceratozetidae 101
Ch. 12 Cheyletidae 103
Ch. 13 Cunaxidae 112
Ch. 14 Ereynetidae 114
Ch. 15 Eriophyidae 117
Ch. 16 Erythraeidae 127
Ch. 17 Eupalopsellidae 131
Ch. 18 Galumnidae 133
Ch. 19 Hemisarcoptidae 136
Ch. 20 Hydryphantidae 149
Ch. 21 Laelapidae 151
Ch. 22 Limnesiidae 159
Ch. 23 Macrochelidae 161
Ch. 24 Otopheidomenidae 170
Ch. 25 Parasitidae 171
Ch. 26 Phytoseiidae 173
Ch. 27 Pionidae 219
Ch. 28 Podapolipidae 222
Ch. 29 Pterygosomidae 225
Ch. 30 Pyemotidae 227
Ch. 31 Scheloribatidae 232
Ch. 32 Stigmaeidae 234
Ch. 33 Tarsonemidae 247
Ch. 34 Tetranychidae 250
Ch. 35 Trombidiidae 255
Ch. 36 Tydeidae 258
Ch. 37 Uropodidae 263
Ch. 38 Acarine biocontrol agents as enemies of problem-causing organisms 266
Ch. 39 Introducing, culturing and establishing acarine biocontrol agents 287
Ch. 40 The sex ratio of acarine biocontrol agents 323
Ch. 41 The effect of host plants and the ground cover on acarine biocontrol agents 332
Ch. 42 Intraguild predation and other interactions among acarine biocontrol agents 360
Ch. 43 The effect of agricultural chemicals on acarine biocontrol agents 367
Ch. 44 Demonstrating the efficacy of acarine biocontrol agents 384
Ch. 45 Environmental constraints in the use of acarine biocontrol agents 399
Ch. 46 Commercial and economic aspects in the use of acarine biocontrol agents 406
Ch. 47 Recommendations for future work 413
Glossary 417
References 428
Author index 509
Subject index 521
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