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Invasive Arthropods in Agriculture: Problems and Solutions

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Edited By: GJ Hallman and C Schwalbe

447 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #131662 | ISBN: 1578081726
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This book concentrates on invasive arthropods damaging to agriculture, although relevant examples and discussions with other organisms and situations are included. Some socio-political facets are considered in overviews of plant health protection programs, including the origins of regulatory plant health in the United States, environmental and economic costs of alien arthropods, and international standards and avenues for sharing information about pests. Risk assessment is a vital scientific component of efforts to thwart the negative effects of invasive species, and some chapters deal with pathways of introduction, predicting the invasive potential of arthropods, and forecasting the likely geographic distribution of exotic insects. New eradication, control, and quarantine treatment methods have been developed for use in programs against invasive species, and these are addressed in a series of chapters. Biological control has been at the nexus of the invasive species debate because the benefits sought after through the delibrate introduction of beneficial organisms may have unintended and undesirable negative effects. Accordingly, chapters are devoted to these topics.


Part 1: agriculture in the larger context of ecology, Miguel A. Altieri; history and recent changes in regulatory entomology, Paula Henstridge et al; role and relationship of official and scientific information concerning pest status, Christina Devorshak and Robert Griffin; pathways of introduction, Howard Frank; determination of the origin of invasive species, Bruce McPheron; intentional introductions of exotic species, Donald Thomas; cost of invasive species, David Pimentel; predicting pest status, Susan Worner; impact of invasive species on Hawaiian agriculture, Peter Follett; risk analysis, Ron Sequeira. Part 2 Prevention: "crime and punishment" (enforcement), Jeff Grode and Alan Christian; the importance and use of attractants, David C. Robacker and Peter J. Landolt; pest limits analysis, Richard Baker; research needs in ecology and behaviour to prevent fruit fly introductions, R.L. Mangan; determination of host status, Guy J. Hallman; quarantine treatments - research and application, Guy J. Hallman. Part 3 Eradication and management: eradication or management?, Judith Meyers; considerations in implementing eradication programs, Carl Bausch; recent developments in the sterile insect technique (SIT), Jorge Hendrichs; application and evaluation of SIT in the field, Pat Gomes; the role of pesticide baits in eradication, Daniel Moreno; insect management and eradication technology - perspectives for the future, Bob Staten and Thomas Miller; long term management of invasive species in agriculture, Carrol O. Calkins et al; new restraints on biological control, Pauline Syrett; towards a rational approach to biological control, Ernest Delfosse.

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