Aphids represent one of the world's major insect pests, causing serious economic damage to a range of temperate and tropical crops. These range from grain crops and brassicas to potato, cotton, vegetable and fruit crops. Containing approximately 30 specially commissioned chapters from world experts, this book provides a definitive reference volume on the biology of aphids, their pest status, and how to control them. Topics covered range from insecticide resistance to chemical, cultural and biological control methods. There are also several case study chapters on integrated pest management in specific crops.
* Taxonomic issues; * Population genetics issues; * Life cycles and morph determination; * Host selection and feeding; * Symbiosis and Nutrition; * Growth and Development; * Movement and Dispersal; * Predators, parasitoids & fungal pathogens; * Chemical Ecology; * Insecticide Resistance; * Coping with stress; * Population dynamics; * Feeding damage; * Virus transmission; * Chemical, cultural and biological control; * Monitoring and Forecasting; * Decision Support Systems.
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