Mealybugs and their Management in Agricultural and Horticultural crops

Editors: Mani, M., Shivaraju, C. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensively accounts for mealybugs and their interaction with crops
  • Presents a unique compilation of mealybug pest management across different agricultural ecosystems
  • Addresses the issues of mealybug management in a range of important field, fruit, vegetable, orchids, ornamentals and root crops
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About this book

This book is a compilation of information on all basic aspects of mealybugs, as well as management strategies for mealybug species affecting different crop plants in different countries. It highlights the latest information on morphology, cytogenetics, taxonomy, molecular characterization, biology, damage, ecology, natural enemies, ant association, control measures, insecticide resistance and pheromones – essential aspects which will equip researchers to pursue further research on mealybugs. The book examines current trends in the management of mealybugs for a variety of agricultural and horticultural crops, forest plants and mulberry in different countries, while also addressing the negative effects of chemical control methods and presenting success stories of mealybug control that utilize their natural enemies. It offers a valuable guide for crop growers, government officials and other stakeholders in the industry, as well as researchers and students engaged in related research and development activities.

About the authors

Dr. M. Mani is an agricultural scientist with over 35 years of R&D experience in the entomological research. He has served in Indian council of Agricultural Research and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. His focal subject is pest control in horticultural crops including grapes.He has done wok on mealybugs for 35 years. Currently he is an Emeritus professor of ICAR, New Delhi. He got seven awards including life time achievement for his contribution to the research in horticulture entomology. He is associated with five scientific bodies. The author has published two books in 2013. 1. “A Wonder Predator (Cryptolaemus)” by Lap Lambert Academic Publishing Company, Germany 2. “The Grape Entomology” by Springer.

Dr. C. Shivaraju has worked extensively on insects infesting several agricultural and horticultural crops in Indian Institute of Horticultural Research and National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects both located at Bangalore. Particularly, he contributed significantly in research on eucalyptus and papaya pest management. He has co-authored two books - “A Wonder Predator (Cryptolaemus)” and  “The Grape Entomology”.

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eBook $219.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2677-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2675-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-81-322-3812-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mealybugs and their Management in Agricultural and Horticultural crops
Editors
  • M. Mani
  • C. Shivaraju
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-2677-2
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-2677-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-2675-8
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3812-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 655
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations, 345 illustrations in colour
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