Biorational Tree Fruit Pest Management

June 2009
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    3rd June 2009
  • ISBN 9781845934842
  • Language English
  • Pages 312 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images 6 illus

As the human impact upon the environment becomes more apparent and severe, the need to develop agricultural techniques that cause minimal damage to the environment has increased. This is particularly the case in the area of pest management, where integrated pest management (IPM) strategies have become a fundamental component of plant protection.

Focusing on insect pests of tree fruits and combining behavioral research with crop protection applications, this book emphasizes the importance of environmentally sustainable approaches in an agroecosystem. Both experimental and applied topics are discussed, including the conceptual framework of IPM, functional and behavioral ecology of a pest, host detection mechanisms and monitoring tool development, as well as pest management case studies. Representing a comprehensive discussion of tree-fruit pest management, from the evolution, ecology and behavior of insect pests to the implementation of applied biorational programs, this will be essential reading for researchers as well as commercial growers and extension agents.

1. Conceptual Framework for the IPM of Tree Fruit Pests - M Kogan
2. The Evolution of Key Tree Fruit Pests - G Bush, S Berlocher and J Feder
3. Functional and Behavioural Ecology of Key Tree Fruit Pests - B Roitberg, D Papaj, C R Lauzon and S Opp
4. How do Key Fruit Tree Pests Detect their Hosts - S Dorn and J Piñero
5. Managing the Apple Maggot Fly and the Plum Curculio - T Leskey, G Chouinard and C Vincent
6. Implementation of Tree Fruit Pest and Disease IPM - D Cooley and W M Coli
7. Managing Key Fruit Tree Pests Through Environmental Manipulation - M Aluja, J Rull and P L Phelan
8. Speciation, Consumer and the Market - T Green and S White

Martín Aluja

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Tracy C Leskey

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Charles Vincent

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