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Insect Resistance Management: Biology, Economics and Prediction

Provides insights from the history of insect resistance management (IRM) to the latest science
Includes contributions from experts on ecological aspects of IRM, molecular and population genetics, economics, and IRM social issues
Offers biochemistry and molecular genetics of insecticides presented with an emphasis on recent research
Encourages scientists and stakeholders to implement and coordinate strategies based on local social conditions

By: David W Onstad (Editor)

538 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Sep 2013 | Edition: 2 | #209074 | ISBN-13: 9780123969552
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NHBS Price: £60.99 $75/€69 approx

About this book

Neither pest management nor resistance management can occur with only an understanding of pest biology. For years, entomologists have understood, with their use of economic thresholds, that at least a minimal use of economics was necessary for proper integrated pest management. IRM is even more complicated and dependent on understanding and using socioeconomic factors. The new edition of Insect Resistance Management addresses these issues and much more.

Many new ideas, facts and case studies have been developed since the previous edition of Insect Resistance Management published. With a new chapter focusing on Resistance Mechanisms Related to Plant-incorporated Toxins and heavily expanded revisions of several existing chapters, this new volume will be an invaluable resource for IRM researchers, practitioners, professors and advanced students. Authors in this edition include professors at major universities, leaders in the chemical and seed industry, evolutionary biologists and active IRM practitioners. This revision also contains more information about IRM outside North America, and a modeling chapter contains a large new section on uncertainty analysis, a subject recently emphasized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The final chapter contains a section on insecticidal seed treatments.

No other book has the breadth of coverage of Insect Resistance Management, 2e. It not only covers molecular to economic issues, but also transgenic crops, seed treatments and other pest management tactics such as crop rotation. Major themes continuing from the first edition include the importance of using IRM in the integrated pest management paradigm, the need to study and account for pest behavior, and the influence of human behavior and decision making in IRM.


1. Major Issues in Insect Resistance Management
  David W. Onstad

2. Valuing Pest Susceptibility to Control
  Paul D. Mitchell and David W. Onstad

3. Understanding Resistance and Induced Responses of Insects to Xenobiotics and Insecticides in the Age of "Omics" and Systems Biology
  Barry Robert Pittendrigh, Venu Madhav Margam, Kent Walters, Laura D. Steele, Brett P. Olds, Lijie Sun,   Joseph Huesing, Si Hyeock Lee and John M. Clark

4. Resistance Mechanisms Related to Plant-incorporated Toxins
  Analiza Alves and Mark Nelson

5. Concepts and Complexities of Population Genetics
  David W. Onstad and Aaron Gassmann

6. Resistance by Ectoparasites
  Lisa Knolhoff and David W. Onstad

7. Insect Resistance to Crop Rotation
  Sarah Hughson, Eli Levine and Joseph L. Spencer

8. Arthropod Resistance to Crops
  David W. Onstad and Lisa Knolhoff

9. The Role of Landscapes in Insect Resistance Management
  David W. Onstad and Yves Carrière

10. Negative Cross-Resistance: History, Present Status, and Emerging Opportunities
  Barry R. Pittendrigh, Joseph Huesing, Kent Walters, Brett Olds, Laura D. Steele, Lijie Sun, Patrick Gaffney, and Aaron J. Gassmann

11. The Roles of Natural Enemies and Density-Dependent Mortality in Resistance Management
  David W. Onstad, Anthony Shelton, and Lindsey Flexner

12. Insect Resistance Management: Adoption and Compliance
  Terrance M. Hurley and Paul D. Mitchell

13. Modeling for Prediction and Management
  David W. Onstad

14. Monitoring Resistance
  Bruce H. Stanley

15. IPM and Insect Resistance Management
  David W. Onstad

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