Weed and Pest Control : Molecular Biology, Practices and Environmental Impact

Weed and Pest Control : Molecular Biology, Practices and Environmental Impact


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Weed and Pest Control : Molecular Biology, Practices and Environmental Impact by Ilias S. Travlos

In this book, current research is presented no the study of weed and pest control with a special focus on molecular biology, agronomic practices and environmental impact. Topics discussed include integrated weed management in winter cereals; control of Orobanche spp. in terms of molecular aspects and agronomic practices; alien plant species invading rare and protected habitats; “belowground” seedbank processes as alternative non-chemical options for weed control; glyphosate-resistant volunteer maize (Zea mays L.) and its impact and management; the case of several Fabaceae weeds in terms of their tolerance to glyphosate and its mechanisms; the case of the invasive pest Phyllocnistis citrella and some proposed control strategies; pollen provisioning for the conservation of omnivorous phytoseiids: an integrated approach for pest control in protected cropping systems, vineyards and orchards; aphidophagous ladybird beetles as biological control agents and the use of Bacillus spp. as a biocontrol agent. By means of the above mentioned chapters, it is shown how management of several noxious weeds and pests should be achieved, relies on the several achievements of molecular biology and minimizes the negative environmental effects of a sole and non-orthologic chemical control. Integrated management of weeds and pests gives the opportunity to significantly reduce the use of pesticides by utilizing a variety of methods, including cultural, biological and structural strategies to control a multitude of weed and pest problems, and keep them from becoming a problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634841009
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

List of Contributors xi

Chapter 1 Integrated Weed Management in Winter Cereals in Southern Europe Anestis Karkanis Ilias S. Travlos Dimitrios J. Bilalis Elissavet-Joanna Tabaxi 1

Chapter 2 Control of Orobanche spp.: Molecular Aspects and Agronomic Practices Aliki Kapazoglou Eleni Tani Demosthenis Chachalis 17

Chapter 3 Alien Plant Species Invading Rare and Protected Habitats in Slovenia Nina Šajna 35

Chapter 4 Integrating Belowground Non-Chemical Approaches for Future Weed Management Hanwen Wu 55

Chapter 5 Glyphosate-Resistant Volunteer Maize (Zea mays L.): Impact and Management Parminder S. Chahal Prashant Jha Tamra Jackson-Ziems Robert Wright Amit J. Jhala 83

Chapter 6 Why Are Some Weeds Glyphosate Tolerant? The Case of Fabaceae Weeds Antonia M. Rojano Delgado Bias S. Travlos Rafael Amian De Prado 99

Chapter 7 Phyllocnistis Citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an Invasive Pest of Citrus in Greece: From Introduction to Control Strategies A. E. Tsagkarakis A. P. Kalaitzaki 113

Chapter 8 Pollen Provisioning for the Conservation of Omnivorous Phytoseiids: An Integrated Approach for Pest Control in Protected Cropping Systems, Vineyards and Orchards Yonatan Maoz Einat Adar Shira Gal Ira Yaari Eric Palevsky 125

Chapter 9 Aphidophagous Ladybird Beetles As Biological Control Agents Nikos E. Papanikolaou Panagiotis P. Milonas 143

Chapter 10 The Use of Bacillus spp. As Biocontrol Agent Bing Li 157

Index 167

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