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Pest management has long been a problem for farmers worldwide and new techniques are continually being developed to reduce the adverse effects of pest populations. The use of areawide pest management has increased dramatically over the past decade and offers potential advantages to traditional and more localized approaches. Suppression over a broad area can reduce re-infestation of previously treated areas and the specific pest management techniques may be more effective when applied over larger areas. Providing the first comprehensive discussion of areawide pest management, this book will explore the theoretical development and implementation of techniques from a worldwide perspective. Areas covered include history and development, biological and ecological impacts and recent case studies of pest management programmes.
1. General Introduction to Areawide Pest Management; 2. History and Ecological Basis; 3. Establishing Interagency, Multi-Disciplinary Areawide Pest Management Programs; 4. Dispersal and Migration of Insects and Their Importance in Pest Management; 5. A Landscape Perspective in Managing Vegetation for Beneficial Plant-Pest-Natural Enemy Interactions; 6. Social and Economic Aspects; 7. Environmental Monitoring; 8. The Role of Databases; 9. Codling Moth Areawide Integrated Pest Management; 10. Corn Rootworm Areawide Pest Management in the Mid-Western United States; 11. Grape Areawide Pest Management in Italy; 12. Stored-Grain Insect Areawide Integrated Pest Management; 13. Aphid Alert: How it Came to be, What it Achieved, and Why it Proved Unsustainable; 14. Areawide Suppression of Fire Ants; 15. Saltcedar Areawide Pest Management in the Western United States; 16. The Hawaii Fruit Fly Areawide Pest Management Program; 17. Areawide Pest Management for Non-Rice Food Crops in Southeast Asia; 18. Areawide Rice Insect Pest Management: A Perspective of Experiences in Asia; 19. Areawide Pest Management of Cereal Aphids in Dryland Wheat Systems of the Great Plains; 20. Boll Weevil Eradication, An Areawide Pest Management Effort; 21. Current Approaches to Areawide Integrated Pest Management, Obstacles and Future Directions.