Rice Planthoppers

Ecology, Management, Socio Economics and Policy

Editors: Heong, Kong Luen, Cheng, Jiaan, Escalada, Monina M. (Eds.)

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The book discusses planthopper pests of rice. These insects are one of the most destructive pests, threatening food security around the world. The historical development of the rice planthopper problem shows that they are secondary pests and single-discipline control tactics or strategies were not able to manage them, and instead caused frequent resurgences. This book not only presents new approaches to this persistent problem, but also new ecological methods, new perspectives on the effect of pesticide marketing, insights into developing resistant varieties and structural reforms in pest management. Integrating biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects, it clearly presents the latest information on newly developed strategies for managing this pest.

Dr. K. L. Heong is the principal scientist and insect ecologist at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. He has been researching rice planthoppers for more than 30 years. Dr. Heong is a fellow of the Third World Academy of Science and the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia.

Professor Jia-an Cheng is an insect ecologist who has been studying rice planthoppers for about 50 years. He is a professor at Zhejiang University, China.

Professor M.M. Escalada works at Visayas State University.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Rice Planthoppers in the Past Half Century in China

    Cheng, Jiaan

    Pages 1-32

  • Planthopper Outbreaks in Different Paddy Ecosystems in Asia: Man-Made Hopper Plagues that Threatened the Green Revolution in Rice

    Sogawa, Kazushige

    Pages 33-63

  • Addressing Planthopper Threats to Asian Rice Farming and Food Security: Fixing Insecticide Misuse

    Heong, Kong Luen (et al.)

    Pages 65-76

  • Rice Planthoppers in Tropics and Temperate East Asia: Difference in Their Biology

    Wada, Takashi

    Pages 77-89

  • Herbivore-Induced Defenses in Rice and Their Potential Application in Rice Planthopper Management

    Lou, Yonggen (et al.)

    Pages 91-115

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rice Planthoppers
Book Subtitle
Ecology, Management, Socio Economics and Policy
Editors
  • Kong Luen Heong
  • Jiaan Cheng
  • Monina M. Escalada
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution right in China: Zhejiang University Press
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9535-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9535-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9534-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0212-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 231
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou, China
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