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Biorational Tree Fruit Pest Management

Biorational Tree Fruit Pest Management

Edited by M Aluja, Unidad de Entomología Aplicada, Mexico, T Leskey, USDA, USA , C Vincent, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

June 2009 / Hardback / 312 Pages / 9781845934842 £95.00 / €125.00 / $180.00
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Main Description

As the human impact upon the environment becomes more apparent and severe, the need to develop agricultural techniques that cause minimal damage to the environment has increased. This is particularly the case in the area of pest management, where integrated pest management (IPM) strategies have become a fundamental component of plant protection.

Focusing on insect pests of tree fruits and combining behavioural research with crop protection applications, this book emphasizes the importance of environmentally sustainable approaches in an agroecosystem. Both experimental and applied topics are discussed, including the conceptual framework of IPM, functional and behavioural ecology of a pest, host detection mechanisms and monitoring tool development, as well as pest management case studies. Representing a comprehensive discussion of tree-fruit pest management, from the evolution, ecology and behaviour of insect pests to the implementation of applied biorational programmes, this will be essential reading for researchers as well as commercial growers and extension agents.


Academic students and researchers interested in horticulture, crop protection and entomology as well as commercial growers, government extension agents and industry personnel.

1. Conceptual Framework for the IPM of Tree Fruit Pests M Kogan

2. The Evolution of Key Tree Fruit Pests G Bush, S Berlocher and J Feder

3. Functional and Behavioural Ecology of Key Tree Fruit Pests B Roitberg, D Papaj, C R Lauson and S Opp

4. How do Key Fruit Tree Pests Detect their Hosts S Dorn and J Piñero

5. Managing the Apple Maggot Fly and the Plum Curculio<T Leskey, G Chouinard and C Vincent

6. Implementation of Tree Fruit Pest and Disease IPM D Cooley and W M Coli

7. Managing Key Fruit Tree Pests Through Environmental Manipulation M Aluja, J Rull and P L Phelan

8. Speciation, Consumer and the Market T Green and S White

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Aluja Entomology, pest management

Vincent Charles Vincent works as entomologist at the Horticultural Research and Development Center, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc, Canada. He is adjunct professor at McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal and Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens, France).