Aphids are among the world's major pest groups, causing serious economic damage to many food and commodity crops in most parts of the world. This revision and update of the well-received first edition published ten years ago reflects the expansion of research in genomics, endosymbionts and semiochemicals, as well as the shift from control of aphids with insecticides to a more integrated approach imposed by increasing resistance in the aphids and government restrictions on pesticides. The book remains a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on the biology of aphids, the various methods of controlling them and the progress of integrated pest management as illustrated by ten case histories.
|Publisher:||CAB International North America|
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.62(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Helmut van Emden is Emeritus Professor of Horticulture at the University of Reading, UK. He has researched aphids for over 50 years and has wide international experience, including in the tropics.
Richard Harrington retired in 2015 as Head of the Rothamsted Insect Survey, with which he worked for 36 years on aphid monitoring and forecasting. He led the EU project "EXAMINE" (Exploitation of Aphid Monitoring In Europe) which brought together colleagues involved in aphid monitoring throughout Europe and beyond.
Table of Contents
Preface to the First EditionPreface to the Second Edition1. Taxonomic Issues2. Aphid Genomics and its Contribution to Understanding Aphids as Crop Pests3. Conventional Molecular Markers and Genomics Tools4. Life Cycles and Polyphenism5. Growth and Development6. Nutrition and Symbiosis7. Aphids and Stress8. Chemical Ecology9. Host-Plant Selection and Feeding10. Aphid Movement: Process and Consequences11. Predators, Parasitoids and Pathogens12. Population Dynamics: Cycles and Patterns13. Aphid Population Dynamics: From Fields to Landscapes14. Feeding Injury15. Transmission of Plant Viruses16. Monitoring and Forecasting17. Decision Support Systems18. Chemical Control19. Insecticide Resistance20. Biological Control21. Cultural Control22. Host-Plant Resistance23. Integrated Pest Management and Introduction to IPM Case Studies24. IPM Case Studies: Grain25. IPM Case Studies: Sorghum26. IPM Case Studies: Leafy Salad Crops27. IPM Case Studies: Brassicas28. IPM Case Studies: Cucurbits29. IPM Case Studies: Seed Potato30. IPM Case Studies: Cotton31. IPM Case Studies: Berry Crops32. IPM Case Studies: Deciduous Fruit Tree Aphids33. IPM Case Studies: Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Trees