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Insect Pests of Potato: Global Perspectives on Biology and Management

Philippe Giordanenge (Editor) Charles Vincent (Editor) Andrei Alyokhin (Editor)

Insect Pests of Potato: Biology and Management provides a comprehensive source of up-to-date scientific information on the biology and management of insects attacking potato crops, with an international and expert cast of contributors providing its contents. This book presents a complete review of the scientific literature from the considerable research effort over the last 15 years, providing the necessary background information to the subject of studying the biology management of insect pests of potatoes, assessment of recent scientific advances, and a list of further readings. This comprehensive review will be of great benefit to a variety of scientists involved in potato research and production, as well as to those facing similar issues in other crop systems. Written by top experts in the field, this is the only publication covering the biology, ecology and management of all major potato pests Emphasizes ecological and evolutionary approaches to pest management Summarizes information from hard-to-get publications in China, India and Russia.

Contents: I. Potato as an important staple crop. 1. Potatoes and their pests--setting the stage/Charles Vincent, Andrei Alyokhin and Philippe Giordanengo. II. Biology of major pests. 2. Colorado potato beetle/Andrei Alyokhin, Maxim Udalov and Galina Benkovskaya. 3. Aaphids as major potato pests/Julien Sagues, Philippe Giordanengo, and Charles Vincent. 4. Leafhopper and psyllid pests of potato/Joseph E. Munyaneza and Donald C. Henne. 5. Wireworms as pests of potato/ Robert S. Vernon and Willem van Herk. 6. Potato tuberworms/Jurgen Kroschel. 7. Other pests - China/Jing Xu, Ning Liu and Runzhi Zhang. 8. Insect pests of potato in India: biology and management/RS Chandel, VK Chandla , KS Verma and Mandeep Pathania. III. Potato field as a managed ecosystem. 9. Spud web: species interactions and biodiversity in potatoes/Christine A. Lynch, David W. Crowder, Randa Jabbour and William E. Snyder. 10. Interactions among organic soil amendments, plants and insect herbivores/Andrei Alyokhin and Serena Gross. 11. Aphid-borne virus dynamics in potato-weed pathosystem/Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan, Felix A. Cervantes and Juan M. Alvarez. 12. Successional and invasive colonization of the potato crop by the Colorado potato beetle: managing spread/Gilles Boiteau and Jaakko Heikkila. IV. Management approaches. 13. Chemical Control/Thomas P. Kuhar, Katherine Kamminga, Christopher Philips, Anna Wallingford and Adam Wimer. 14. Biological control of potato insect pests/Donald C. Weber. 15. Potato resistance against insect herbivores: resources and opportunities/Yvan Pelletier, Finbarr G. Horgan and Julien Pompon. 16. Biopesticides/Marc Sporleder and Lawrence A. Lacey. 17. Physical control methods/Phyllis G. Weintraub. 18. Cultural control and other non-chemical methods/Beata Gabrys and Bozena Kordan. 19. Evolutionary considerations in potato pest management/Andrei Alyokhin, Yolanda Chen, Maxim Udalov, Galina Benkovskaya and Leena Lindstrom. V. Current challenges and future directions. 20. Epilogue: The Road to Sustainability/Charles Vincent, Philippe Giordanengo and Andrei Alyokhin.

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Title Insect Pests of Potato: Global Perspectives on Biology and Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.07.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Bio-Green Books
Language: English
isbn 9789351073260
length xvii+598p., 16 Colour Plates; Tables; Figures