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Arthropod Pests of Horticultural Crops in Tropical Asia

By: Rangaswamy Muniappan (Author), B Merle Shepard (Author), Gerald R Carner (Author), Peter Aun-Chuan Ooi (Author)

168 pages, colour photos

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Oct 2012 | #198625 | ISBN-13: 9781845939519
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Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economy of tropical Asia, but arthropod pests are major constraints to production. Arthropod Pests of Horticultural Crops in Tropical Asia consolidates the research on pests of South and Southeast Asia, providing useful data for the establishment of sustainable pest management programs. It covers the main arthropod pests of twenty five major crops, with colour photographs of their adult and immature stages, their distribution, biology, disease vectors, symptoms of the damage they cause and their natural enemies.


1. Arthropod Pests and their Natural Enemies on Horticultural Crops in Tropical Asia

2. Pests of Major Vegetable Crops
2.1 Pests of Beans (Phaseolus spp., Vigna sp., and others, Fabaceae)
2.2 Pests of Cabbage and other Crucifers (Cruciferae)
2.3 Pests of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz, Euphorbiaceae)
2.4 Pests of Cucurbits (Cucurbitaceae)
2.5 Pests of Eggplant (Brinjal) (Solanum melongina L. Solanceae)
2.6 Pests of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Malvaceae)
2.7 Pests of Onion (Allium cepa L., Alliaceae)
2.8 Pests of Pepper (Capsicum annuum L. and C. frutescens L., Solanaceae)
2.9 Pests of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L., Solanaceae)
2.10 Pests of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., Convolvulaceae)
2.11 Pests of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum (L.), Solanaceae)

3. Pests of Minor Vegetable Crops
3.1 Pests of Amaranths (Amaranthus spp., Amaranthaceae)
3.2 Pests of Beetroot (Beta vulgaris L., Chenopodiaceae)
3.3 Pests of Carrot (Daucus carota L., Apiaceae)
3.4 Kangkong, water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica Forsk., Convolvulaceae)

4. Pests of Major Fruit Crops
4.1 Pests of Bananas (Musa spp., Musaceae)
4.2 Pests of Citrus (Citrus spp., Rutaceae)
4.3 Pests of Guava (Psidium guajava L., Myrtaceae)
4.4 Pests of Mango (Mangifera indica L., Anacardiaceae)
4.5 Pests of Papaya (Carica papaya L., Caricaceae)
4.6 Pests of Pineapple (Ananas comosus Merr., Bromeliaceae)

5. Pests of Minor Fruit Crops
5.1 Pests of Avocado (Persea americana Mill., Lauraceae)
5.2 Pests of Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg, Moraceae)
5.3 Pests of Caimito, Cainito, or Star Apple (Chrysophyllum cainito L., Sapotaceae)
5.4 Pests of Carambola or Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola L., Oxalidaceae)
5.5 Pests of Durian (Durio zibethinus Murr., Bombacaceae)
5.6 Pests of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lamk., Moraceae)
5.7 Pests of Lanzones or Langsat (Lansium domesticum Correa, Meliaceae)
5.8 Pests of Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn., Sapindaceae)
5.9 Pests of Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L., Guittiferae)
5.10 Pests of Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims, Passifloraceae)
5.11 Pests of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L., Punicaceae)
5.12 Pests of Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L., Sapindaceae)
5.13 Pests of Santol (Sandoricum koejapi Merr. (Sandoricum indicum Cav.), Meliaceae)
5.14 Pests of Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota (L.) P. van Royen, Sapotaceae)
5.15 Pests of Soursop (Annona muricata L., Annonaceae)
5.16 Pests of Sweetsop, Atis, or Custard Apple (Annona squamosa L., Annonaceae)
5.17 Pests of Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L., Fabaceae)
5.18 Pests of Ziziphus (Ziziphus jujuba Miller, Rhamnaceae)

6. Pests of Other Crops
6.1 Pests of Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L., Anacardiaceae)
6.2 Pests of Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L., Sterculiaceae)
6.3 Pests of Coffee (Coffea arabica L. and C. canephora Pierre, Rubiaceae)
6.4 Pests of Tea (Camellia sinensis L., Theaceae)

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Rangaswamy Muniappan, Program Director of the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP) at the Office of International Research, Education, and Development at Virginia Tech (U.S.), has specialized in economic entomology, biological control, and integrated pest management research in the tropics for over 45 years. He is an emeritus member of the International Organization for Biological Control and is currently responsible for managing the IPM CRSP and coordinating with USAID and project partner institutions in the United States and developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. He has over 300 research and extension publications.

Shepard Merle holds masters and Ph.D. degrees in entomology. He has taught graduate courses in insect ecology and integrated pest management at Clemson University for 14 years and directed the graduate degree programs of 30 students. While living in Southeast Asia for eight years, he was the Head of the Entomology Department of the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines and team leader for a project on integrated pest management in Indonesia. Among numerous other awards, he has received the Award of Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) from the Entomological Society of America. He has authored or co-authored over 150 refereed publications and has published five books and numerous book chapters. His research interests center on biological control of insects and IPM, and his interest in macrophotography is reflected in many of the images in this book.

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