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The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity: Principles and Practices for the Identification, Containment and Control of Organisms that Threaten Agriculture and the Environment Globally

Handbook / Manual
The Handbook is unique in discussing the regulation and control of invasive alien species that impact production agriculture and natural plant resources
The Handbook has been written by a team of more than 85 subject matter experts from industry, academia and regulatory agencies of governments that are global leaders in agricultural production, protection, commodity treatment, movement and trade
The Handbook includes several case studies that discuss the identification, containment, control and eradication of major categories of pests, diseases and weeds

By: Gordon Gordh (Editor), Simon McKirdy (Editor), Rob Delane (Foreword By)

723 pages, 134 colour & 27 b/w photos and illustrations, tables


Hardback | Dec 2013 | #209975 | ISBN-13: 9789400773646
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The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity is arranged in 22 chapters written by 85 world experts who systematically explain the substance of Plant Protection (Biosecurity). The Handbook is the first comprehensive treatment of regulations, policies and procedures used to protect domestic agriculture and natural resources from attack by invasive alien species via international trade and travel. Case studies explain complex regulatory programs involving significant invasive organisms, including insects, plant pathogens and weeds.



1. An introduction to plant biosecurity: Past, present and future
2. The International Regulatory Framework
3. Domestic regulatory framework and invasive alien species in China
4. The Importance of Core Biological Disciplines in Plant Biosecurity
5. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Pre-Border Operations
6. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Border Operations
7. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Tools for Post-Border Biosecurity
8. Agricultural Biosecurity Communications and Outreach
9. The Role of Pest Risk Analysis in Plant Biosecurity
10. Phytosanitary Treatments
11. The Role of Surveillance Methods and Technologies in Plant Biosecurity
12. Digital Identification Tools in Regulatory Science and Practice
13. Molecular Diagnostic Techniques and Biotechnology in Plant Biosecurity
14. Insect Eradication and Containment of Invasive Alien Species
15. Invasive Insects in Plant Biosecurity: Case Study - Mediterranean Fruit Fly
16. Case Study. Invasive Insects in Plant Biosecurity: The Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program
17. Phytoparasitic Nematodes: Risks and Regulations
18. Invasive Pathogens in Plant Biosecurity. Case Study: Citrus Biosecurity
19. Invasive Pathogens in Plant Biosecurity. Case Study: Phytophthora ramorum Werres et al.: Cause of Sudden Oak Death, Ramorum Leaf Blight and Ramorum Dieback
20. The Importance of Weeds in Plant Biosecurity
21. Climate Change and Plant Biosecurity: Implications for Policy
22. The Future of Regulatory Plant Science


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