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The Planthoppers: Their Ecology and Management

Edited By: RF Denno and TJ Perfect

800 pages, Tabs, figs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #16936 | ISBN: 0412023415
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About this book

Despite continued research and the application of new pest management techniques, planthoppers remain primary pests for major agricultural crops, especially rice. This book synthesises current knowledge from an ecological and genetic perspective.

The text is clearly organized. The chapter summaries are particularly useful...The last chapter is the most interesting as it details the problems and solutions of implementing an effective IPM educational program in rural Asia...It is a useful compilation of scattered data...Over 1700 references are listed, of which 83% represent papers published in the last quarter century... - Entomological Society of America; The text is clearly organized. The chapter summaries are particularly useful...The last chapter is the most interesting as it details the problems and solutions of implementing an effective IPM educational program in rural Asia...It is a useful compilation of scattered data...Over 1700 references are listed, of which 83% represent papers published in the last quarter century... - Entomological Society of America; The text is clearly organized. The chapter summaries are particularly useful...The last chapter is the most interesting as it details the problems and solutions of implementing an effective IPM educational program in rural Asia...It is a useful compilation of scattered data...Over 1700 references are listed, of which 83% represent papers published in the last quarter century... - Entomological Society of America


Contents

Part I: Host plant relationships. Patterns of host plant utilization - M R Wilson and S W Wilson. Feeding physiology, nutritional ecology, and host plant selection - A G Cook and S Woodhead. Allelochemistry and plant defence: implications for planthoppers - B C Campbell. Responses to vegetation texture - R F Denno and G K Roderick. Part II: Reproductive ecology, behavior and evolution. Life history patterns and reproductive strategies - R F Denno. Reproductive behaviour, communication and mechanisms of speciation - M F Claridge and P W F de Vrijer. Mating systems - T Ichikawa. Part III: Population ecology. Density-related phenomena - R F Denno, T J Perfect and G K Roderick. Population dispersion and growth - A G Cook and E Kuno. Regional population dynamics and dispersal - T J Perfect and J Magor. Long distance migration - R Kisimoto and J Rosenberg. Part IV: Species interactions and community structure. Predator-planthopper interactions - H D'obel and R F Denno. Parasitoid-planthopper interactions - D R Strong. Symbiotes, pathogens and transmission of plant pathogens - L R Nault. Community organization - P D Stiling. Part V: Genetics. Ecological genetics - G K Roderick. Resistance to insecticides and plant growth regulators - E A Heinrichs. Part VI: Management. Resistance management - K Gallagher, K Sogawa and P E Kenmore. Biological control of planthoppers - M R Wilson and B Benrey. Application of simulation modelling and expert systems in planthopper management - J Cheng. Integrated management of pest planthoppers - P E Kenmore and K L Heong.

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