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Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests

From Research to Field Implementation

Vreysen, M.J.B., Robinson, A.S., Hendrichs, J. (Eds.)

2007, XV, 789 p.

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  • State-of-the-art text on an issue of major importance
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"If major advances are to be made in coping with most of the major arthropod pest problems, then the tactics and strategies for managing such insects, ticks and mites must change. They must change from the current, limited scale, reactive, broad-spectrum measures to preventive measures that are target-pest specific and rigidly applied on an area-wide basis."

E.F. Knipling on the occasion of receiving the World Food Prize on 12 October 1992.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Area-wide integrated pest management - Basic research - Commercialization - Feasibility studies - Lepidoptera - Operational AW-IPM programmes - insect

Related subjects » Agriculture - Entomology - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Preface. Disclaimer. Introductory Remarks; W. Klassen. Section 1. Setting the Scene. 1. Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management (AW-IPM): Principles, Practice and Prospects; J. Hendrichs et al. 2. Area Wide Pest Management: Environmental, Economic and Food Issues; D. Pimentel. Section 2. Basic Research. 3. Engineering Insects for the Sterile Insect Technique; L.S. Alphey. 4. The hobo, Hermes and Herves Transposable Elements of Insects; P.W. Atkinson et al. 5. Improving the Ecological Safety of Transgenic Insects for Field Release: New Vectors for Stability and Genomic Targeting; A.M. Handler et al. 6. Development of an Embryonic Lethality System in Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata; M.F. Schetelig et al. 7. New Sexing Strains for Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata: Transforming Females into Males; G. Saccone et al. 8. Developing Transgenic Sexing Strains for the Release of Non-Transgenic Sterile Male Codling Moths Cydia pomonella; F. Marec et al. 9. Sex Chromatin Body as a Cytogenetic Marker of W. Chromosome Aberrations in Cydia pomonella Females; H. Makee, N. Tafesh. 10. Potential Use of a Conditional Lethal Transgenic Pink Bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella in Area-Wide Eradication or Suppression Programmes; G.S. Simmons et al. 11. Wolbachia-Induced Cytoplasmic Incompatibility to Control Insect Pests?; K. Bourtzis. 12. Symbiosis-Based Technological Advances to Improve Tsetse Glossina spp. SIT Application; S. Aksoy, B.L. Weiss.13. Colony Maintenance and Mass-Rearing: Using Cold Storage Technology for Extending the Shelf-Life of Insects; R.A. Leopold. 14. Improving the Efficacy of the Sterile Insect Technique for Fruit Flies by Incorporation of Hormone and Dietary Supplements into Adult Holding Protocols; P.E.A. Teal et al. 15. Unfaithful Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata Females: Impact on the SIT?; M. Bonizzoni et al. 16. Assessing Genetic Variation in New World Screwworm Cochliomyia hominivorax Populations from Uruguay; T.T. Torres et al. 17. Emerging Mosquito-Borne Flaviviruses in Central Europe: Usutu Virus and Novel West Nile Viruses; N. Nowotny et al. Section 3. Modelling and Methods Development. 18. The Role of Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis in Area-Wide Vector Control Programmes; J.St.H. Cox. 19. Optimizing Strategies for Eradication of Discrete-Generation Lepidopteran Pests Using Inherited Sterility; J.M. Kean et al. 20. A Diffusion Model for Glossina palpalis gambiensis in Burkina Faso; J. Bouyer et al. 21. Current Advances in the Use of Cryogenics and Aerial Navigation Technologies for Sterile Insect Delivery Systems; G. Tween, P. Rendón. 22. Area-Wide IPM for Commercial Wheat Storage; P.W. Flinn et al. 23. Development, Validation and Use of a Simulation Model to Deliver National Predictions of Ovine Cutaneous Myiasis Risk in the British Isles; R. Wall, K.E. Pitts. 24. Problems with the Management of the Golden Apple Snail Pomacea canaliculata: an Important Exotic Pest of Rice in Asia; R.C. Joshi. 25. Mass-Rearing and Field Performance of Irradiated

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