The Handbook of Small Grain Insects is a comprehensive text that examines the biology and management of arthropod pest and beneficial species of small grain crops. Fifty-eight Entomologists from throughout North America with expertise on specific pest groups have contributed to the text thereby providing the most up-to-date information on pest biology and management available. The crops covered are wheat, barley, oats, rye, and triticale, with an emphasis on wheat.
The handbook contains the latest information on the management of small grain pests with introductory chapters discussing management tactics specifically related to small grain production. The handbook also brings together in one place an extensive amount of information on the biology and management of many minor pests of small grains that is often difficult to locate. A chapter on key cereal grain pests found outside North America is included as well as sections on parasitoids, predators and entomopathogens of small grain pests. Numerous photos and illustrated keys will help readers identify small grain pest and beneficial arthropods. An extensive glossary and index also are included.
The insect and mite pests that attack small grains are organized in sections covering: scientific classifications, origin and distribution, description (aids in identification), pest status (relative importance of the pest), injury (aids in diagnosis), life history, management, and natural enemies of these insect pests. Authors are identified at the end of each section, and a list of references for additional information is provided for most sections.
Handbook of Small Grain Insects is designed for practitioners of integrated pest management (IPM) programs in small grains, growers, crop consultants, extension agents, agronomists, and agricultural sales representatives. Entomologists, entomology researchers and students will find Handbook of Small Grain Insects indispensable. Horticulturists, plant pathologists, weed scientists, nematologists and scientists from related disciplines will also find Handbook of Small Grain Insects to be a valuable reference.
" [...] an excellent source of valuable information for plant protection specialists and academic teachers. Therefore this book should be in each agricultural library."
– Journal of Plant Protection Research
About the Editors/Contributing Authors
How to Use this Book
An Introduction to Small Grains
Importance and Types of Small Grains
Growth and Development of Small Grains
Small Grain Production Practices
Insect and Mite Injury to Small Grains
Small Grain Pest Management
Principles of Small Grain Pest Management
Sampling and Decision Making in Arthropod
Pest Management Tactics for Small Grain
Diseases and Arthropod Pest Management
Identification of Arthropods and Diagnosis of Injury
Small Grain Arthropod Pests by Injury Type
Small Grain Arthropod Pests by Scientific Classification
Key to Insect Injury to Wheat
Key to Insect and Mite pests of Small Grains
Bird Cherry-Oat Aphid
Corn Leaf Aphid
English Grain Aphid
Russian Wheat Aphid
Yellow Sugarcane Aphid
Wheat Head Armyworm
Cereal Leaf Beetle
Pale Western Cutworm
Leafhoppers and Planthoppers
Lesser Cornstalk Borer
European and Native Corn Borer
Wheat Curl Mite
Brown Wheat Mite
Banks Grass Mite
Winter Grain Mite
Wheat Stem Maggot
Wheat Stem Sawfly
Wireworms and False Wireworms
Insect Pests Outside of North America
Sunn Pest and Cereal Bugs
Wheat Ground Beetle
Barley Stem Gall Midge
Barley Shoot Fly
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