Sterile Insect Technique

Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management

Editors: Dyck, V.A., Hendrichs, J., Robinson, A.S. (Eds.)

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The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly method of pest control that integrates well into area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes. A first of its kind, this book takes a generic, comprehensive, and global approach in describing the principles and practice of the SIT. The strengths and weaknesses, and successes and failures, of the SIT are evaluated openly and fairly from a scientific perspective. The SIT is applicable to some major pests of plant, animal and human health importance, and criteria are provided to guide in the selection of pests appropriate for the SIT.

A great variety of subjects are covered, from the history of the SIT to improved prospects for its future application. The major chapters discuss the principles, technical components, and application of sterile insects. The four main strategic options in using the SIT — suppression, containment, prevention, and eradication — with examples of each option, are described in detail. Other chapters deal with supportive technologies, economic, environmental, and management considerations, and the socio-economic impact of AW-IPM programmes that integrate the SIT.

This book provides a wealth of information and reference material never before available in one volume. It will be a standard reference on the subject for many years. The authors, from 19 countries, are highly experienced in the subject, and reflect the international character of SIT activities.

Since no university offers courses on the SIT, the book’s audience will be mainly students in general animal and plant health courses, but the in-depth reviews of all aspects of the SIT and its integration into AW-IPM programmes will be of great value to researchers, teachers, animal and plant health practitioners, and policy makers.

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From the reviews:

"Integrated pest management (IPM) requires the use of all available tools to manage pests. Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) exhaustively reviews the principles and practices of SIT in area-wide IPM. ... this book thoroughly reviews the history, application, successes and failures of SIT, and its value as a component of area-wide IPM. ... the application of newer technologies to area-wide IPM makes this an outstanding international contribution to IPM. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; general readers." (R. Frederiksen, CHOICE, Vol. 43 (10), June, 2006)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • History of the Sterile Insect Technique

    W. Klassen, C. F. Curtis

    Pages 3-36

  • Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management and the Sterile Insect Technique

    W. Klassen

    Pages 39-68

  • Mathematical Models for the Use of Sterile Insects

    H. J. Barclay

    Pages 147-174

  • Mass-Rearing for Sterile Insect Release

    A. G. Parker

    Pages 209-232

  • Sterilizing Insects with Ionizing Radiation

    A. Bakri, K. Mehta, D. R. Lance

    Pages 233-268

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eBook $339.00
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Hardcover $429.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-4050-4
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Softcover $429.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9314-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sterile Insect Technique
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management
Editors
  • V.A. Dyck
  • J. Hendrichs
  • A.S. Robinson
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4051-1
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4051-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4050-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9314-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 787
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