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Insect Natural Enemies Practical approaches to their study and evaluation by Mark A. Jervis

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


  • Forestry & silviculture: practice & techniques,
  • Insects (entomology),
  • Biocontrol Of Pests (Agronomy),
  • Nature,
  • Science,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology,
  • Life Sciences - Zoology - General,
  • Trees & Forests - General,
  • Nature / Trees,
  • Insects & Spiders

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages504
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9495375M
ISBN 100412399008
ISBN 109780412399008

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Part 3 is devoted to mass production of natural enemies while Part 4 describes how these insects have been used to control of pests in major crops, forests, pasture, weeds and plant diseases. Lastly, Part 5 reports Latin-American experiences of integration of biological in pest management : Hardcover. Genetical research on insect natural enemies is rare and basically limited to parasitoid wasps and some coccinellid beetles. To our knowledge, no genetic studies have been done on other wellknown. While researchers can now refer to several books on parasitoids and predators, Insects as Natural Enemies is unique in emphasising practicalities. It is aimed at students and professional working in universities and both government and commercial institutes in the fields of pest management, agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Over the past three decades there has been a dramatic increase in theoretical and practical studies on insect natural enemies. The appeal of insect predators, and parasitoids in particular, as research animals derives from the relative ease with which many species may be cultured and experimented with in the laboratory, the simple life cycles of most parasitoids, and the increasing demand for.

This book aims to address the importance of natural enemies and functional diversity for biological control in Neotropical agroecosystems. Several aspects related to the conservation of natural enemies, such as vegetation design and climate change, are discussed in Part 1 and the bioecology of several insects groups used in biological control in Latin America is presented in Part 2. The Natural Enemies Handbook is superbly illustrated with high-quality color photographs and expertly rendered drawings, showing hundreds of predators, parasites, and pathogens that attack pest insects, mites, nematodes, plant pathogens, and weeds. The handy Quick Guide allows readers to locate natural enemies that they are likely to find on almost any crop or in the garden and by: Orchard Pest Management provides a practical reference on tree fruit IPM. Insect hosts, life stages, life histories, damage, monitoring, biological control, and management are described for most major and minor pests in orchards as well as major natural enemies. This information is designed to be used in combination with the WSU Crop Protection Guide and WSU Decision Aid System to inform integrated . Most important natural enemies of citrus pests are pathogens, spiders, mites and i nsects. Other beneficials, such as protozoa and nematodes, ma y occur but are not discussed here.

Parasitoid wasps (belonging to insects of the Hymenoptera order) are important organisms in the natural and human modified environments of the Neotropics. They are the natural enemies of arthropod hosts in natural ecosystems and can be used as biological control agents . select article Chapter - Pest Status of Soft Scale Insects: Economic Importance. identify, and use natural enemies to control pests in almost any agricultural crop, garden, and landscape Spectacular Graphics Virtually every insect, mite, and spider family important in biological control is illustrated with a taxonomically correct line drawing and color photos. There is now a massive literature on insect natural enemies, so there is a great need for a general text that the enquiring student or research worker can use in deciding on approaches and techniques that are appropriate to the study and evaluation of such insects. This book fulfils that demand.