Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance

Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance
Author: Peter A. Edde
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1004
Release: 2021-08-21
ISBN 10: 0128196998
ISBN 13: 9780128196991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance presents detailed descriptions of the biology and ecology of important arthropod pest of selected global field crops. Standard management options for insect pest control on crops include biological, non-chemical, and chemical approaches. However, because agricultural crops face a wide range of insect pests throughout the year, it can prove difficult to find a simple solution to insect pest control in many, if not most, cropping systems. A whole-farm or integrated pest management approach combines cultural, natural, and chemical controls to maintain insect pest populations below levels that cause economic damage to the crop. This practice requires accurate species identification and thorough knowledge of the biology and ecology of the target organism. Integration and effective use of various control components is often enhanced when the target organism is correctly identified, and its biology and ecology are known. This book provides a key resource toward that identification and understanding. Students and professionals in agronomy, insect detection and survey, and economic entomology will find the book a valuable learning aid and resource tool. Includes insect synonyms, common names, and geographic distribution Provides information on natural enemies Is thoroughly referenced for future research

Pests of field crops

Pests of field crops
Author: Frederick G. Jones,Margaret G. Jones
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:630674089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pests of field crops Book Review:

The origin and nature of pest problems; An introduction to insect structure and classification; Insects of minor economic importance; Plant bugs; Butterflies and moths; Beetls; Sawflies, wasps, bees and ants; Flies; Arthropod pests other than insects; Slugs and snails; Plant parasictic nematodes; Birds and small mammals; Pests of stored grain; Crops and their pests; Pest management; Pesticides.

Arthropod Management in Vineyards

Arthropod Management in Vineyards
Author: Noubar J. Bostanian,Charles Vincent,Rufus Isaacs
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN 10: 9400740328
ISBN 13: 9789400740327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Provides a state-of-the-science overview of arthropods affecting grape production around the world. Vineyard pest management is a dynamic and evolving field, and the contributed chapters provide insights into arthropods that limit this important crop and its products. Written by international experts from the major grape-growing regions, it provides a global overview of arthropods affecting vines and the novel strategies being used to prevent economic losses, including invasive pests affecting viticulture. The book contains reviews of the theoretical basis of integrated pest management, multiple chapters on biological control, current status of chemical control, as well as in-depth and well-illustrated reviews of the major arthropod pests affecting grape production and how they are being managed worldwide. This text will serve as a primary resource for applied entomologists, students, growers, and consultants with interests at the intersection of viticulture and applied entomology.

Pests of Field Crops

Pests of Field Crops
Author: Frederick George William Jones,Margaret G. Jones
Publsiher: Hodder Arnold
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780713128819
ISBN 13: 071312881X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pests of Field Crops Book Review:

The origin and nature of pest problems. An introduction to insect structure and classification. Insects of minor economic importance -- Collembola, Orthoptera, Dermaptera, Thysanoptera. Plant bugs -- Hemiptera. Butterflies and moths -- Lepidoptera. Beetles -- Coleoptera. Sawflies, wasps, bees and ants -- Hymenoptera. Flies -- Diptera. Arthropod pests other than insects. Slugs and snails -- Mollusca. Plant parasitic nematodes -- Nematoda. Birds and small mammals -- Vertebrata. Pests of stored grain. Crops and their pests. Pest management. Pesticides.

Breeding Insect Resistant Crops for Sustainable Agriculture

Breeding Insect Resistant Crops for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Ramesh Arora,Surinder Sandhu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2017-10-16
ISBN 10: 9811060568
ISBN 13: 9789811060564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book reviews and synthesizes the recent advances in exploiting host plant resistance to insects, highlighting the role of molecular techniques in breeding insect resistant crops. It also provides an overview of the fascinating field of insect-plant relationships, which is fundamental to the study of host-plant resistance to insects. Further, it discusses the conventional and molecular techniques utilized/useful in breeding for resistance to insect-pests including back-cross breeding, modified population improvement methods for insect resistance, marker-assisted backcrossing to expedite the breeding process, identification and validation of new insect-resistance genes and their potential for utilization, genomics, metabolomics, transgenesis and RNAi. Lastly, it analyzes the successes, limitations and prospects for the development of insect-resistant cultivars of rice, maize, sorghum and millet, cotton, rapeseed, legumes and fruit crops, and highlights strategies for management of insect biotypes that limit the success and durability of insect-resistant cultivators in the field. Arthropod pests act as major constraints in the agro-ecosystem. It has been estimated that arthropod pests may be destroying around one-fifth of the global agricultural production/potential production every year. Further, the losses are considerably higher in the developing tropics of Asia and Africa, which are already battling severe food shortage. Integrated pest management (IPM) has emerged as the dominant paradigm for minimizing damage by the insects and non-insect pests over the last 50 years. Pest resistant cultivars represent one of the most environmentally benign, economically viable and ecologically sustainable options for utilization in IPM programs. Hundreds of insect-resistant cultivars of rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, cotton, sugarcane and other crops have been developed worldwide and are extensively grown for increasing and/or stabilizing crop productivity. The annual economic value of arthropod resistance genes developed in global agriculture has been estimated to be greater than US$ 2 billion Despite the impressive achievements and even greater potential in minimizing pest- related losses, only a handful of books have been published on the topic of host-plant resistance to insects. This book fills this wide gap in the literature on breeding insect- resistant crops. It is aimed at plant breeders, entomologists, plant biotechnologists and IPM experts, as well as those working on sustainable agriculture and food security.

Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato

Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato
Author: Waqas Wakil,Gerald E Brust,Thomas Perring
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2017-11-19
ISBN 10: 0128135085
ISBN 13: 9780128135082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato provides insight into the proper and appropriate application of pesticides and the integration of alternative pest management methods. The basis of good crop management decisions is a better understanding of the crop ecosystem, including the pests, their natural enemies, and the crop itself. This book provides a global overview of the biology and management of key arthropod pests of tomatoes, including arthropod-vectored diseases. It includes information that places tomatoes in terms of global food production and food security, with each pest chapter including the predators and parasitoids that have specifically been found to have the greatest impact on reducing that particular pest. In-depth coverage of the development of resistance in tomato plants and the biotic and abiotic elicitors of resistance and detailed information about the sustainable management of tomato pests is also presented. Provides basic biological and management information for arthropod pests of tomato from a global perspective, encompassing all production types (field, protected, organic) Includes chapters on integrated management of tomato pests and specific aspects of tomato pest management, including within protected structures and in organic production Presents management systems that have been tested in the real-world by the authors of each chapter Fully illustrated throughout with line drawings and color plates that illustrate key pest and beneficial arthropods associated with tomato production around the world

Cooperative Economic Insect Report

Cooperative Economic Insect Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000106237922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cooperative Economic Insect Report

Cooperative Economic Insect Report
Author: United States. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Plant Protection and Quarantine Programs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 960
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004638543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Heteroptera of Economic Importance

Heteroptera of Economic Importance
Author: Carl W. Schaefer,Antonio Ricardo Panizzi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2000-07-28
ISBN 10: 1420041851
ISBN 13: 9781420041859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Heteropterans regularly cause a wide variety and large number of problems for humans - at times on a catastrophic scale. The 37,000 described species of this suborder including many pests, disease transmitters, and nuisances exist worldwide, inflicting damage on crops, forests, orchards, and human life. Inspired by the widespread economic impact of

Optical Manipulation of Arthropod Pests and Beneficials

Optical Manipulation of Arthropod Pests and Beneficials
Author: David Ben-Yakir
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-06-05
ISBN 10: 1786394707
ISBN 13: 9781786394705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arthropods as pests in crops, vectors of diseases, pollinators, and natural enemies of pests are of huge economic importance. They affect livestock, human health and food supplies around the world. This unique book examines and reviews how light and colour can be used to enhance pest management in agricultural and medical applications by manipulating the optical responses of arthropods. Arthropods use optical cues to find food, oviposition sites and to navigate. Light also regulates their diurnal and seasonal activities. Plants use optical cues to attract or deter various species of arthropod. In this book, an international team of experts show how light can be used successfully to attract, arrest, confuse and deter arthropods as well as to disrupt their biological clocks.

Economic and Ecological Significance of Arthropods in Diversified Ecosystems

Economic and Ecological Significance of Arthropods in Diversified Ecosystems
Author: Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy,Shakunthala Sridhara
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN 10: 9811015244
ISBN 13: 9789811015243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arthropods are invertebrates that constitute over 90% of the animal kingdom, and their bio-ecology is closely linked with global functioning and survival. Arthropods play an important role in maintaining the health of ecosystems, provide livelihoods and nutrition to human communities, and are important indicators of environmental change. Yet the population trends of several arthropods species show them to be in decline. Arthropods constitute a dominant group with 1.2 million species influencing earth’s biodiversity. Among arthropods, insects are predominant, with ca. 1 million species and having evolved some 350 million years ago. Arthropods are closely associated with living and non-living entities alike, making the ecosystem services they provide crucially important. In order to be effective, plans for the conservation of arthropods and ecosystems should include a mixture of strategies like protecting key habitats and genomic studies to formulate relevant policies for in situ and ex situ conservation. This two-volume book focuses on capturing the essentials of arthropod inventories, biology, and conservation. Further, it seeks to identify the mechanisms by which arthropod populations can be sustained in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and by means of which certain problematic species be managed without producing harmful environmental side-effects. This edited compilation includes chapters contributed by over 80 biologists on a wide range of topics embracing the diversity, distribution, utility and conservation of arthropods and select groups of insect taxa. More importantly, it describes in detail the mechanisms of sustaining arthropod ecosystems, services and populations. It addresses the contribution of modern biological tools such as molecular and genetic techniques regulating gene expression, as well as conventional, indigenous practices in arthropod conservation. The contributors reiterate the importance of documenting and understanding the biology of arthropods from a holistic perspective before addressing conservation issues at large. This book offers a valuable resource for all zoologists, entomologists, ecologists, conservation biologists, policy makers, teachers and students interested in the conservation of biological resources.

Potential Anthropod Targets for Biological Control in the North Central United States

Potential Anthropod Targets for Biological Control in the North Central United States
Author: Douglas Alan Landis,Michael J. Haas (Entomologist)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 11
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112099476217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Crop Diversity Influences Arthropod Communities and Other Biotic Factors

Crop Diversity Influences Arthropod Communities and Other Biotic Factors
Author: Julie Baniszewski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1273173652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Modern agriculture has pushed for efficiency in its practices, genetics, equipment and new technologies. Unfortunately, achieving higher productivity often relies on greater levels of inputs. Consequently, intensive agricultural systems provide simplified habitats (i.e., crop fields) that are favorable to pests and require chemicals to maintain desired levels of productivity or quality. The side effect of synthetic chemicals, monoculture crops and a drive for the highest yields is reduced biodiversity in agroecosystems. Reduced biodiversity can be problematic because fields with fewer natural enemies are likely to be more vulnerable to pests. An alternative to simplified agricultural production system is to incorporate plant diversity within a cropping system. Although there are several theories explaining the benefits of increasing plant diversity, I focus largely on complementarity. The theory of complementarity is that, by increasing plant species diversity within a system, the planted species would be able to more efficiently utilize available resources, or complement each other. Similarly, the resource concentration hypothesis is relevant because it states that herbivorous arthropods thrive in plant communities that are dense with their host plant species whereas their populations face more challenges when their preferred host plant species are less abundant, as one would find in more diverse cropping systems that support more robust populations of predators and parasitoids. The idea of complementarity is often applied to plant production, whereas the resource concentration hypothesis is largely descriptive of how arthropod populations are influenced by plant diversity. Therefore, I have incorporated both hypotheses in this thesis to predict how several cropping systems may benefit from various types of plant diversity. The first chapter focuses on intraspecies diversity in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) over three years of field study. I hypothesized that wheat grown in cultivar mixtures would have higher yields, better disease suppression and lower arthropod pests compared to plantings of single varieties. By growing each variety alone and mixing four varieties into one mixture, I was able to compare benefits of disease, arthropod community and yield. Overall, I did not find evidence that the mixture provided a higher yield, but was able to show that cultivar mixtures of wheat help suppress foliar diseases similar to that of chemical fungicides without negatively affecting yield or economic value. In my second chapter, I incorporated plant species diversity within a forage system to test how diversity could benefit an annual forage crop for improving biomass production or increasing economic return by reducing insect and disease pests and having greater stability from year to year compared to growing each species separate. Over a four-year field study, I compared seven treatments of species mixtures and monocultures of maize (Zea mays L.), soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) split with and without insecticide and measured the effects of species mixtures on insects, disease, yield and economic value. Although biomass was not increased in mixtures, partial return over variable costs was similar in the four-species mixture compared to maize or sorghum alone. There were low insect pests abundances and disease pressures overall. Finally, I also quantified detrimental effects of insecticides on arthropod communities, including natural enemies. The third chapter also focuses on a similar annual forage system as Chapter 2, including maize (Zea mays L.), soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and sunflower (Helianthus annus L.), but addresses questions about weed suppression. Here, my study comprised a greenhouse component and two years of field research to evaluate weed suppression based on functional group of crops and weeds (broadleaves and grasses) as well as potential attraction of weed seed predators, specifically carabid beetles. Interestingly, I found both weed suppression and abundances of weed seed predators to be greatest in monocultures as opposed to a higher level of diversity within crop mixtures, indicating that competition rather than complementarity between crops, may have a larger role in these systems. The fourth chapter focuses on limitations I experienced in the application of interspecific mixtures including maize (Zea mays L.), soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) and how I modified and overcame challenges associated with mixtures in field research. My aim with this chapter was to encourage additional research and bridge scientific knowledge and research with the application of incorporating mixtures into large scale agronomic production systems. My final chapter presents research done over a single season within a coffee (Coffea arabica L.) system in Costa Rica. I evaluated the potential of shade tree diversity within coffee plantations to attract a larger diversity of arthropods, including predatory arthropods, to help control effects of a severe coffee pest, coffee berry borer (CBB; (Hypothenemus hampei) (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae)). Although I was only able to show lower coffee berry borer infestation in May associated with shade trees compared to sun coffee, I also found an interesting correlation with an increase in CBB in proximity to sugarcane fields. I highlight some ways that coffee growers could mitigate immigration of CBB into their fields and reduce future generations of CBB.

Entomology

Entomology
Author: Rochus Vogts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-10
ISBN 10: 9781681179100
ISBN 13: 1681179105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Agricultural crops are of considerable importance to the nation economy and also vital to other industries, such as poultry, the leading agricultural enterprise, which relies upon certain field crops for feed and a place for waste management. Controlling insects and other arthropods has become an increasingly complex issue over the past two decades. Minimizing losses due to insect pests and insect vectors of important plant, animal, and human diseases remains an essential component of the Agricultural Entomology. Nonetheless, the deleterious effects associated with the use of chemicals, such as development of insect resistance to insecticides, poisonous residues on foodstuffs, human illnesses associated with pesticide applications, contamination of soil and water, and diminution of biotic diversity must be reduced or eliminated. This volume, Entomology, presents environmentally sound pest management practices under the umbrella of integrated pest management (IPM). It consists of contributions from the renowned authors providing information on pest management approaches as chemical alternatives. It presents emphasis on pest management strategies for use in corn, soybeans, small grains, forage crops, vegetables, and beekeeping. As a result, considerable emphasis has been placed on tactics other than chemical controls, including biological, cultural, and genetic methods and the deployment of varieties resistant to pests. A re-evaluation of the economic thresholds of insect pests and vectors and the concurrent development of models capable of generating management strategies are a direct result of the need to reduce our reliance on chemical controls. To ensure profitable production it addresses both short- and long-term solutions to the most important arthropod-related problems facing agriculture. The goal of this book is to provide the most up-to-date review on information available around chemical alternatives in IPM. Therefore, this book will provide academia and industry with adequate basic concepts and applications of IPM as eco-friendly pest management option."

The Economics of Integrated Pest Management of Insects

The Economics of Integrated Pest Management of Insects
Author: David W Onstad,Philip Crain
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2019-09-02
ISBN 10: 1786393670
ISBN 13: 9781786393678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The book begins by establishing an economic framework upon which to apply the principles of IPM. Then, it looks at the entomological applications of economics, specifically, economic analyses concerning chemical, biological, cultural, and genetic control tactics as well as host plant resistance and the cost of sampling. Lastly it evaluates whether the control provided by a traditional IPM system is sufficient, or if changes to the system design would yield greater benefits.

Encyclopedia of Pest Management

Encyclopedia of Pest Management
Author: David Pimentel, Ph.D.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 978
Release: 2002-05-09
ISBN 10: 9781439870587
ISBN 13: 1439870586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arthropod Pests of Horticultural Crops in Tropical Asia

Arthropod Pests of Horticultural Crops in Tropical Asia
Author: R. Muniappan
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1845939514
ISBN 13: 9781845939519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economy of tropical Asia, but arthropod pests are major constraints to production. This book consolidates the research on pests of South and Southeast Asia, providing useful data for the establishment of sustainable pest management programs. It covers the main arthropod pests of twenty five major crops, with colour photographs of their adult and immature stages, their distribution, biology, disease vectors, symptoms of the damage they cause and their natural enemies.

Natural Enemies of the Southwest A field guide to the arthropod natural enemies of southwestern field crops

Natural Enemies of the Southwest   A field guide to the arthropod natural enemies of southwestern field crops
Author: Lydia M. Brown,Peter C. Ellsworth,Scott Bundy,David Kerns,Ayman Mostafa,Garrett B. Hughes,Patrick Porter,Steven E. Naranjo,Alfred Fournier
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1304664074
ISBN 13: 9781304664075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arthropod Management in Vineyards

Arthropod Management in Vineyards
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN 10: 9789400740334
ISBN 13: 9400740336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecologically Based Pest Management

Ecologically Based Pest Management
Author: National Research Council,Board on Agriculture,Committee on Pest and Pathogen Control Through Management of Biological Control Agents and Enhanced Cycles and Natural Processes
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1996-03-21
ISBN 10: 9780309175784
ISBN 13: 030917578X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecologically Based Pest Management Book Review:

Widespread use of broad-spectrum chemical pesticides has revolutionized pest management. But there is growing concern about environmental contamination and human health risks--and continuing frustration over the ability of pests to develop resistance to pesticides. In Ecologically Based Pest Management, an expert committee advocates the sweeping adoption of ecologically based pest management (EBPM) that promotes both agricultural productivity and a balanced ecosystem. This volume offers a vision and strategies for creating a solid, comprehensive knowledge base to support a pest management system that incorporates ecosystem processes supplemented by a continuum of inputs--biological organisms, products, cultivars, and cultural controls. The result will be safe, profitable, and durable pest management strategies. The book evaluates the feasibility of EBPM and examines how best to move beyond optimal examples into the mainstream of agriculture. The committee stresses the need for information, identifies research priorities in the biological as well as socioeconomic realm, and suggests institutional structures for a multidisciplinary research effort. Ecologically Based Pest Management addresses risk assessment, risk management, and public oversight of EBPM. The volume also overviews the history of pest management--from the use of sulfur compounds in 1000 B.C. to the emergence of transgenic technology. Ecologically Based Pest Management will be vitally important to the agrichemical industry; policymakers, regulators, and scientists in agriculture and forestry; biologists, researchers, and environmental advocates; and interested growers.