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Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops

Series: Developments in Plant Pathology Volume: 14

Edited By: Ramon Albajes, Lodovica M Gullino, Joop C Lenteren and Yigal Elad

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #101311 | ISBN: 0792356314
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This book is mainly directed towards postgraduate students and professionals in the field of research and implementation of integrated pest and disease management programmes in greenhouse crops. After presenting the major pests and diseases that affect greenhouse vegetable and ornamental crops, several chapters deal with the tools for designing and implementing IP&DM in protected cultivation with particular emphasis on biological control. Current implementation and the future of IP&DM in the most important protected crops world-wide are presented in the concluding chapters. Protected cultivation is practised in many hundreds of thousands of hectares throughout the world under quite different social, economic and technical conditions. Contributions to the book reflect such a diversity of situations: from the high-technology glasshouses of northern Europe and America to the simple plastic tunnels of the Mediterranean area and temperate eastern Asia. Furthermore, the editors have entrusted each chapter to authors whose activity and perspectives could be complementary: pathologists and entomologists, from private and public sectors, and from differentiated geographical regions. Probably no book published to date has offered such a diverse yet integrated approach to pest and disease control in greenhouse crops. The book originated from an international course taught at the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies in Zaragoza, Spain. The authors are specialists from universities, research institutions and companies in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

'As an additional asset, each of the chapters has been written by renowned specialists with a wide practical experience, giving the book a strong applied bias. This makes the book an invaluable tool for students and professionals in the field of research and practical implementation of integrated crop protection in greenhouses. The editors say:"It is our sincere belief that no text published to date has offered such diverse yet integrated approach to pestand disease control in greenhouse crops. A statement I can fully subscribe to.' Plant Science, 160 (2001)


Part 1 Introduction: setting the stage - characteristics of protected cultivation and tools for sustainable crop protection, M.L. Gullino, et al. Part 2 Major pests and diseases in greenhouse crops: viral diseases, E. Moriones, M. Luis-Arteaga; fungal and bacterial diseases, N.E. Malathrakis, D.E. Goumas; insect and mite pests, H.F. Brodsgaard, R. Albajes; nematodes, S. Verdejo-Lucas. Part 3 Tools for IPM in greenhouses: principles of epidemiology, population biology, damage relationships and integrated control of diseases and pests, A.J. Dik, R. Albajes; sampling and monitoring pests and diseases, L. Lapchin, D. Shtienberg; managing the greenhouse, crop and crop environment, M.J. Berlinger, et al; host-plant resistance to pathogens and arthropod pests, J. Cuartero, et al. 10. Disinfestation of Soil and Growth Media; E.C. Tjamos, et al. 11. Pesticides in IPM: Selectivity, Side-Effects, Application and Resistance Problems; S. Blumel, et al. 12. Decision Tools for Integrated Pest Management; J.L. Shipp, N.D. Clarke. Part 4 Biological and microbial control of greenhouse pests and diseases: IV(A) biological and microbial control of arthropod pests; evaluation and use of predators and parasitoids for biological control of pests in greenhouses; J.C. van Lenteren, G. Manzaroli. 14. Biological Control of Whiteflies; J.C. van Lenteren, N.A. Martin. 15. Biological Control of Mites; D.A. Griffiths. 16. Biological Control of Aphids; J.M. Rabasse, M.J. van Steenis. 17. Biological Control of Thrips; C. Castane, et al. 18. Biological Control of Leafminers; J.C. Onillon. 19. Current and Potential Use of Polyphagous Predators; R. Albajes, O. Alomar. 20. Mass Production, Storage, Shipment and Quality Control of Natural Enemies; J.C. van Lenteren, M.G. Tommasini. 21. Microbial Control of Pests in Greenhouses; J.J. Lipa, P.H. Smits. 22. Commercial Aspect of Biological Pest Control in Greenhouses; K.J.F. Bolckmans. IV(B) Biological Control of Diseases. 23. Biological Control of Soilborne Pathogens; D. Funck-Jensen, R.D. Lumsden. 24. Biological Control of Diseases in the Phyllosphere; Y. Elad, et al. 25. Genetic Manipulation for Improvement of Microbial Biocontrol Agents; S.S. Klemsdal, A. Tronsmo. 26. Production and Commercialization of Biocontrol Products; D.R. Fravel, et al. 27. Evaluation of Risks Related to the Release of Biocontrol Agents Active against Plant Pathogens; J.D. Elsas, Q. Migheli. 28. The Role of the Host in Biological Control of Diseases; T.C. Paulitz, A. Matta. Part V: Implementation of IPM: Case Studies. 29. Implementation of IPM: From Research to the Consumer; J.C. Onillon, M.L. Gullino. 30. Tomatoes; R. Gabarra, M. Besri. 31. Cucurbits; P.M.J. Ramakers, T.M. O'Neill; strawberries; S. Freeman, G. Nicoli; sweet peppers; A.J. Dik, et al; ornamentals, M.L. Gullino, L.R. Wardlow.

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