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The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity

Principles and Practices for the Identification, Containment and Control of Organisms that Threaten Agriculture and the Environment Globally

Gordh, Gordon, McKirdy, Simon (Eds.)

2014, XV, 723 p. 161 illus., 134 illus. in color.

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  • The Handbook is unique in discussing the regulation and control of invasive alien species that impact production agriculture and natural plant resources
  • The Handbook has been written by a team of more than 85 subject matter experts from industry, academia and regulatory agencies of governments that are global leaders in agricultural production, protection, commodity treatment, movement and trade
  • The Handbook includes several case studies that discuss the identification, containment, control and eradication of major categories of pests, diseases and weeds

The Handbook is arranged in 23 chapters written by 85 world experts who systematically explain the substance of Plant Protection (Biosecurity). The Handbook is the first comprehensive treatment of regulations, policies and procedures used to protect domestic agriculture and natural resources from attack by invasive alien species via international trade and travel. Case studies explain complex regulatory programs involving significant invasive organisms, including insects, plant pathogens and weeds.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Agricultural Pest Control/ Management - Insects - Invasive Alien Species - Plant Pathogens - Weeds

Related subjects » Agriculture - Animal Sciences - Ecology - Entomology - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 


1. An introduction to plant biosecurity: Past, present and future

2. The International Regulatory Framework

3. Domestic regulatory framework and invasive alien species in China

4. The Importance of Core Biological Disciplines in Plant Biosecurity

5. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Pre-Border Operations

6. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Border Operations

7. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Tools for Post-Border Biosecurity

8. Agricultural Biosecurity Communications and Outreach

9. The Role of Pest Risk Analysis in Plant Biosecurity

10. Phytosanitary Treatments

11. The Role of Surveillance Methods and Technologies in Plant Biosecurity

12. Digital Identification Tools in Regulatory Science and Practice

13. Molecular Diagnostic Techniques and Biotechnology in Plant Biosecurity

14. Insect Eradication and Containment of Invasive Alien Species

15. Invasive Insects in Plant Biosecurity:  Case Study - Mediterranean Fruit Fly

16. Case Study. Invasive Insects in Plant Biosecurity: The Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program

17. Phytoparasitic Nematodes: Risks and Regulations

18. Invasive Pathogens in Plant Biosecurity. Case Study: Citrus Biosecurity

19. Invasive Pathogens in Plant Biosecurity. Case Study: Phytophthora ramorum Werres et al.: Cause of Sudden Oak Death, Ramorum Leaf Blight and Ramorum Dieback

20. The Importance of Weeds in Plant Biosecurity

21. Climate Change and Plant Biosecurity: Implications for Policy

22. The Future of Regulatory Plant Science


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