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Biotic Stress and Yield Loss

By: Robert KD Peterson and Leon G Higley

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #159903 | ISBN: 0849311454
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Understanding biotic stress and plant yield allows for the practical development of economic decision making, an instrumental part of Integrated Pest Management. And further, the impact of biotic injury on plant yield bears directly on the basic biological questions of population dynamics, life history strategies, community structure, plant-stressor coevolution, and ecosystem nutrient cycling. Biotic Stress and Yield Loss is a comprehensive review of the latest conclusions of yield loss in entomology, weed science, and plant pathology, combining state-of-the-art theory with successful applications.

This book is unique in that it is the first to cover all biotic stressors, insects, weeds, and plant pathogens, and their impact on plant yield and fitness. It focuses on current knowledge of yield and fitness loss in both natural and agricultural ecosystems and on a physiologically based approach to provide a common basis for considering and discussing biotic stress. By considering biotic stress within the context of plant ecophysiology, Biotic Stress and Yield Loss attempts to elevate knowledge of biotic stress to the same level as abiotic stress and makes an argument for integrating the two types of stress.


Preface Robert K.D. Peterson and Leon G. Higley Illuminating the Black Box: The Relationship Between Injury and Yield Robert K.D. Peterson and Leon G. Higley Yield Loss and Insect Management Leon G. Higley Techniques for Evaluating Yield Loss from Insects G. David Buntin Yield Loss of Field Corn from Insects Michael D. Culy Phenological Disruption and Yield Loss from Insects Scott H. Hutchins Photosynthesis, Yield Loss, and Injury Guilds Robert K.D. Peterson The Influence of Cultivar and Plant Architecture on Yield Loss Fikru J. Haile Drought Stress, Insects, and Yield Loss Fikru J. Haile The Impact of Herbivory on Plants: Yield, Fitness, and Population Dynamics Kevin J. Delaney and Tulio B. Macedo Contrasting Plant Responses to Herbivory in Wild and Domesticated Habitats Stephen C. Welter Crop Disease and Yield Loss Brian D. Olson Quantifying Crop Yield Response to Weed Populations: Applications and Limitations John L. Lindquist and Stevan Z. Knezevic Mechanisms of Crop Loss Due to Weed Competition John L. Lindquist Index

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