Aphids as Crop Pests

Aphids as Crop Pests

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CAB International North America


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Aphids as Crop Pests

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780851998190
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 10/26/2007
Series: CABI Series
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 6.87(w) x 9.75(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Featured Contents: Taxonomic issues
• Population genetics issues
• Life cycles and morph determination
• Host selection and feeding
• Symbiosis and Nutrition
• Growth and Development
• Movement and Dispersal
• Predators
• parasitoids
• fungal pathogens
• Chemical Ecology
• Insecticide Resistance
• Coping with stress
• Population dynamics
• Feeding damage
• Virus transmission
• Chemical, cultural and biological control
• Monitoring and Forecasting
• Decision Support Systems

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