265 pages, Tabs, figs
Emphasizes the importance of policy measures to protect against the introduction and spread of exotic pests and diseases and provides needed analysis of the policies on this important topic.
Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview Chapter 2 Economics of Exotic Pests Policy Chapter 3 An Overview of Regulatory and Institutional Aspect of Exotic Pests and Disease Control Chapter 4 International Trade Law and the Control of Exotic Pests Chapter 5 Historical Perspectives on Exotic Pests and Diseases in California Agriculture Case Studies Chapter 6 Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy: Lessons from the United Kingdom Chapter 7 Potential Impact of a Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak Chapter 8 Risk Assessment of Plant Parasitic Nematodes Chapter 9 Ex-Ante Economics of Exotic Disease Policy: Citrus Canker in California Chapter 10 An Insect Pest for Agricultural, Urban, and Wildlife Areas: The Red Imported Fire Ant Chapter 11 A Rational Risk Policy for Regulating Plant Diseases and Pests: The Case of Karnal Bunt Chapter 12 Introduction and Establishment of Exotic Insect and Mite Pests of Avocados: Evaluating Changes in Policy Chapter 13 Ash Whitefly and Biological Control in the Urban Environment Chapter 14 Economic Consequences of a New Exotic Pest: The Introduction of Rice Blast Disease Chapter 15 Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle: A Cost Benefit Analysis
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