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Insect pests of potato [electronic resource] : global perspectives on biology and management / edited by Philippe Giordanengo, Charles Vincent, Andrei Alyokhin.

Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/AP, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (633 p.)
Subjects:
Potatoes -- Diseases and pests.
Insect pests -- Control.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 c
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
SUMMARY AND FUTURE DIRECTIONSACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Chapter 10 - Interactions among Organic Soil Amendments, Plants, and Insect Herbivores; INTRODUCTION; INSECT PEST PRESSURE IN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE; EVIDENCE FROM POTATOES; POSSIBLE MECHANISMS; INTEGRATED APPROACH; REFERENCES; Chapter 11 - Aphid-Borne Virus Dynamics in the Potato-Weed Pathosystem; INTRODUCTION TO THE POTATO-VIRAL PATHOSYSTEM; COMPONENTS OF THE POTATO-VIRAL PATHOSYSTEM; APHID-VIRUS INTERACTIONS; WEED HOSTS AND APHID-VIRUS INTERACTIONS; WEED MANAGEMENT AND POTATO VIRUS EPIDEMICS; REFERENCES
Chapter 12 - Successional and Invasive Colonization of the Potato Crop by the Colorado Potato Beetle: Managing Spread
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contributor:
Gradstein, F. M.
ISBN:
1-282-23858-2
9786613811851
0-12-386896-3
OCLC:
804665220
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