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Rice Planthoppers: Ecology, Management, Socio Economics and Policy

Written by experts
Presents the latest integrated information on biology, ecology, sociological aspects and policies related to pest management
Describes new thinking and approaches towards the development of more sustainable strategies
Useful for research, extension, training, pesticide industry and agricultural policy makers

By: Kong Luen Heong (Editor), Jiaan Cheng (Editor), Monica M Escalada (Editor)

231 pages, 17 colour & 29 b/w illustrations, tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Nov 2014 | #219676 | ISBN-13: 9789401795340
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About this book

Rice Planthoppers discusses planthopper pests of rice. These insects are one of the most destructive pests, threatening food security around the world. The historical development of the rice planthopper problem shows that they are secondary pests and single-discipline control tactics or strategies were not able to manage them, and instead caused frequent resurgences.

Rice Planthoppers not only presents new approaches to this persistent problem, but also new ecological methods, new perspectives on the effect of pesticide marketing, insights into developing resistant varieties and structural reforms in pest management. Integrating biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects, it clearly presents the latest information on newly developed strategies for managing this pest.


Contents

- Rice Planthoppers in the Past Half Century in China
- Planthopper Outbreaks in Different Paddy Ecosystems in Asia: Man-made Hopper Plagues that Threatened the Green Revolution in Rice
- Addressing Planthopper Threats to Asian Rice Farming and Food Security: Fixing Insecticide Misuse
- Rice Planthoppers in Tropics and Temperate East Asia: Difference in Their Biology
- Herbivore-induced defenses in rice and their potential application in rice planthopper management
- Mechanisms of rice planthopper resistance to insecticides
- The big picture: prospects for ecological engineering to guide the delivery of ecosystem services in global agriculture
- Rice Pest Management by Ecological Engineering: A Pioneering Attempt in China
- Are there productivity gains from insecticide applications in rice production?
- Social impacts of planthopper outbreaks in Thailand
- Future planthopper management: Increasing the resilience of rice systems


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Biography

Dr. K. L. Heong is the principal scientist and insect ecologist at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. He has been researching rice planthoppers for more than 30 years. Dr. Heong is a fellow of the Third World Academy of Science and the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia.

Professor Jiaan Cheng is an insect ecologist who has been studying rice planthoppers for about 50 years. He is a professor at Zhejiang University, China.

Professor M.M. Escalada works at Visayas State University, Philippines.

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