Aphids as Crop Pests Edition 2

October 2017
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  • Published
    10th October 2017
  • ISBN 9781780647098
  • Language English
  • Pages 700 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Images figures, graphs & color photos

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 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.

From reviews of the first edition:
"The editors and authors are to be congratulated on producing an excellent book."

European Journal of Entomology

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition

1. Taxonomic Issues
2. Aphid Genomics and its Contribution to Understanding Aphids as Crop Pests
3. Conventional Molecular Markers and Genomics Tools
4. Life Cycles and Polyphenism
5. Growth and Development
6. Nutrition and Symbiosis
7. Aphids and Stress
8. Chemical Ecology
9. Host-Plant Selection and Feeding
10. Aphid Movement: Process and Consequences
11. Predators, Parasitoids and Pathogens
12. Population Dynamics: Cycles and Patterns
13. Aphid Population Dynamics: From Fields to Landscapes
14. Feeding Injury
15. Transmission of Plant Viruses
16. Monitoring and Forecasting
17. Decision Support Systems
18. Chemical Control
19. Insecticide Resistance
20. Biological Control
21. Cultural Control
22. Host-Plant Resistance
23. Integrated Pest Management and Introduction to IPM Case Studies
24. IPM Case Studies: Grain
25. IPM Case Studies: Sorghum
26. IPM Case Studies: Leafy Salad Crops
27. IPM Case Studies: Brassicas
28. IPM Case Studies: Cucurbits
29. IPM Case Studies: Seed Potato
30. IPM Case Studies: Cotton
31. IPM Case Studies: Berry Crops
32. IPM Case Studies: Deciduous Fruit Tree Aphids
33. IPM Case Studies: Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Trees

Helmut van Emden

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

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.