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Insect pests of potato : global perspectives on biology and management

Author: Philippe Giordanengo; Charles Vincent; Andrei Alyokhin
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/AP, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Alyokhin, Andrei.
Insect Pests of Potato : Global Perspectives on Biology and Management.
San Diego : Elsevier Science, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Giordanengo; Charles Vincent; Andrei Alyokhin
ISBN: 9780123868961 0123868963
OCLC Number: 808340852
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 598 pages) : color illustrations, maps
Contents: Front Cover; Insect Pests of Potato: Global Perspectives on Biology and Management; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Contributors; Part I Potato as an Important Staple Crop; Chapter 1 --
Potatoes and their Pests --
Setting the Stage; PROLOGUE: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE POTATO; POTATOES AND PEOPLE; BIOLOGY AND AGRONOMIC ISSUES; POTATO MARKETS; INSECTS OF THE POTATO; REFERENCES; Part IIBiology of Major Pests; Chapter 2 --
The Colorado Potato Beetle; INTRODUCTION; TAXONOMIC POSITION AND MORPHOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION; ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF SPREAD; GEOGRAPHIC VARIABILITY; PEST STATUS. SEASONAL LIFE CYCLE AND DIAPAUSEINTERACTIONS WITH HOST PLANTS; REPRODUCTION AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT; MOVEMENT AND DISPERSAL; MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS; References; Chapter 3 --
Aphids as Major Potato Pests; INTRODUCTION; LIFE CYCLES, REPRODUCTION AND DISPERSION; BIODIVERSITY AND THE MOST IMPORTANT ECONOMIC SPECIES ON POTATO; FEEDING ON PHLOEM: A REAL CHALLENGE FOR APHIDS; VIRUS VECTORS AND DISEASES; INTERACTION WITH PLANTS; CRITICAL ISSUES IN RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; Chapter 4 --
Leafhopper and Psyllid Pests of Potato; INTRODUCTION; LEAFHOPPERS; PSYLLIDS. POTATO/TOMATO PSYLLID (BACTERICERA COCKERELLI)REFERENCES; Chapter 5 --
Wireworms as Pests of Potato; INTRODUCTION; ELATERID BIOLOGY; SPECIES OF ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE IN THE HOLARCTIC; DIFFERENCES WITHIN ECONOMIC SPECIES; WIREWORMS AND THE POTATO CROP; SAMPLING; WIREWORM CONTROL; CONCLUSIONS; REFERENCES; Chapter 6 --
Biology and Ecology of Potato Tuber Moths as Major Pests of Potato; INTRODUCTION; ORIGIN, DISTRIBUTION, AND HOST RANGE; INFESTATION, DAMAGE DEVELOPMENT, AND YIELD LOSS; MORPHOLOGY; BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY; PARASITOIDS AS AN IMPORTANT FUNCTIONAL GROUP OF NATURAL ENEMIES; CONCLUSIONS. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSREFERENCES; Chapter 7 --
Other Pests --
China; AN OVERVIEW OF POTATO CULTIVATION IN CHINA; MAJOR POTATO PESTS IN CHINA; REFERENCES; Chapter 8 --
Insect Pests of Potato in India: Biology and Management; INTRODUCTION; ROOT AND TUBER-EATING PESTS; SAP-FEEDING PESTS; LEAF-EATING AND DEFOLIATING INSECTS; REFERENCES; Part III The Potato Field as a Managed Ecosystem; Chapter 9 --
Spud Web: Species Interactions and Biodiversity in Potatoes; INTRODUCTION; PLANT BIODIVERSITY; HERBIVORE BIODIVERSITY; NATURAL ENEMY BIODIVERSITY; GETTING EVEN WITH PESTS: NATURAL BALANCE AND BIOCONTROL. Chapter 12 --
Successional and Invasive Colonization of the Potato Crop by the Colorado Potato Beetle: Managing Spread.
Responsibility: edited by Philippe Giordanengo, Charles Vincent, Andrei Alyokhin.

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