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Insect Pests of Potato Global Perspectives on Biology and Management

ISBN-10: 0123868955

ISBN-13: 9780123868954

Edition: 2013

Authors: Andrei Alyokhin, Charles Vincent, Philippe Giordanengo

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Insect Pests of Potato: Biology and Management provides a comprehensive source of up-to-date scientific information on the biology and management of insects attacking potato crops, with an international and expert cast of contributors providing its contents. This book presents a complete review of the scientific literature from the considerable research effort over the last 15 years, providing the necessary background information to the subject of studying the biology management of insect pests of potatoes, assessment of recent scientific advances, and a list of further readings. This comprehensive review will be of great benefit to a variety of scientists involved in potato research and production, as well as to those facing similar issues in other crop systems. Written by top experts in the field, this is the only publication covering the biology, ecology and management of all major potato pestsEmphasizes ecological and evolutionary approaches to pest managementSummarizes information from hard-to-get publications in China, India, and Russia
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Book details

List price: $86.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 9/18/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 616
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Potato as an important staple crop
Potatoes and their Pests--Setting the Stage
Biology of major pests
Colorado Potato Beetle
Aaphids as Major Potato Pests
Leafhopper and Psyllid Pests of Potato
Wireworms as Pests of Potato
Potato tuberworms
Other Pests - China
Insect Pests of Potato in India: Biology and Management
Potato field as a managed ecosystem
Spud Web: Species Interactions and Biodiversity in Potatoes
Interactions among Organic Soil Amendments, Plants, and Insect Herbivores
Aphid-borne Virus Dynamics in Potato-Weed Pathosystem
Successional and Invasive Colonization of the Potato Crop by the Colorado Potato Beetle: Managing Spread
Management approaches
Chemical Control
Biological Control of Potato Insect Pests
Potato Resistance Against Insect Herbivores: Resources and Opportunities
Biopesticides
Physical Control Methods
Cultural Control and Other Non-Chemical Methods
Evolutionary Considerations in Potato Pest Management
Current challenges and future directions
Epilogue: The Road to Sustainability