Entomovectoring for Precision Biocontrol and Enhanced Pollination of Crops

Editors: Smagghe, G., Boecking, O., Maccagnani, B., Mänd, M., Kevan, P.G. (Eds.)

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  • Describes uses of pollinators to protect against plant and insect pathogens
  • Reviews case studies examining a variety of vectors, crops, and settings 
  • Analyzes risk assessment and regulatory processes for 
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This book focuses on entomovectoring, also known as apivectoring, the method used for managing pollinators to increase crop yields and employ strategies of biocontrol in greenhouses and open fields. It is written by experts working in academia and industry from the different continents of the world. Over the past 25 years Research and Development has successfully investigated the potential of pollinators to perform two tasks: dispersal of biological control agents (BCOs) and their pollination service. This book provides a basic overview of the current literature on the different aspects and factors of this novel technology. It explains and presents practical cases of enhancing pollination coupled with the suppression of plant pathogens and pests under various agricultural production practices from greenhouse to open field conditions and crops ranging from orchard fruits, to small and tender berries, vegetables and oil seeds


About the authors

Prof. Guy Smagghe, Ghent University, Department of Crop Protection, Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Otto Boecking, Institut für Bienenkunde Celle, Celle, Germany
Bettina Maccagnani Ph.D., Agriculture and Environment Center, “Giorgio Nicoli”, CREVALCORE, Italy
Marika Mänd, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Department Plant Protection,Tartu, Estonia
Prof. Dr. Peter G. Kevan, University of Guelph, School of Environmental Sciences, 5Guelph, Canada

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Agroecosystem Design Supports the Activity of Pollinator Networks

    Pages 1-17

    Maccagnani, Bettina (et al.)

  • Ecological Intensification: Managing Biocomplexity and Biodiversity in Agriculture Through Pollinators, Pollination and Deploying Biocontrol Agents against Crop and Pollinator Diseases, Pests and Parasites

    Pages 19-51

    Kevan, Peter G. (et al.)

  • Bee Pollination of Crops: A Natural and Cost-Free Ecological Service

    Pages 53-62

    Boecking, Otto (et al.)

  • Solitary Bees As Pollinators

    Pages 63-79

    Maccagnani, Bettina (et al.)

  • Bumble Bees and Entomovectoring in Open Field Conditions

    Pages 81-93

    Mänd, Marika (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entomovectoring for Precision Biocontrol and Enhanced Pollination of Crops
Editors
  • Guy Smagghe
  • Otto Boecking
  • Bettina Maccagnani
  • Marika Mänd
  • Peter G. Kevan
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18917-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18917-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18916-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 277
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
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