614 pages, 16 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Insect Pests of Potato provides a comprehensive source of up-to-date scientific information on the biology and management of insects attacking potato crops, with an international and expert cast of contributors providing its contents.
Insect Pests of Potato presents a complete review of the scientific literature from the considerable research effort over the last 15 years, providing the necessary background information to the subject of studying the biology management of insect pests of potatoes, assessment of recent scientific advances, and a list of further readings. This comprehensive review will be of great benefit to a variety of scientists involved in potato research and production, as well as to those facing similar issues in other crop systems.
Insect Pests of Potato is written by top experts in the field, this is the only publication covering the biology, ecology and management of all major potato pests. It emphasizes ecological and evolutionary approaches to pest management. It summarizes information from hard-to-get publications in China, India, and Russia.
PART I: Potato as an Important Staple Crop
Chapter 1. Potatoes and their Pests – Setting the Stage
PART II: Biology of Major Pests
Chapter 2. The Colorado Potato Beetle
Chapter 3. Aphids as Major Potato Pests
Chapter 4. Leafhopper and Psyllid Pests of Potato
Chapter 5. Wireworms as Pests of Potato
Chapter 6. Biology and Ecology of Potato Tuber Moths as Major Pests of Potato
Chapter 7. Other Pests – China
PART III: The Potato Field as a Managed Ecosystem
Chapter 8. Insect Pests of Potato in India: Biology and Management
Chapter 9. Spud Web: Species Interactions and Biodiversity in Potatoes
Chapter 10. Interactions among Organic Soil Amendments, Plants, and Insect Herbivores
Chapter 11. Aphid-Borne Virus Dynamics in the Potato-Weed Pathosystem
PART IV: Management Approaches
Chapter 12. Successional and Invasive Colonization of the Potato Crop by the Colorado Potato Beetle: Managing Spread
Chapter 13. Chemical Control of Potato Pests
Chapter 14. Biological Control of Potato Insect Pests
Chapter 15. Potato Resistance Against Insect Herbivores: Resources and Opportunities
Chapter 16. Biopesticides
Chapter 17. Physical Control Methods
Chapter 18. Cultural Control and other Non-Chemical Methods
PART V: Current Challenges and Future Directions
Chapter 19. Evolutionary Considerations in Potato Pest Management
Chapter 20. Epilogue: The Road to Sustainability
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