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Aphids as Crop Pests

Aphids as Crop Pests

Now Published!

Edited by H van Emden, Professor Emeritus. University of Reading, UK, R Harrington, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

August 2017 / Hardback / 714 Pages / 9781780647098 £175.00 / €230.00 / $290.00
With 10% online discount: £157.50 / €207.00 / $261.00
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Main Description

Aphids are among the major global pest groups, causing serious economic damage to many food and commodity crops in most parts of the world. This revision and update of the well-received first edition published ten years ago reflects the expansion of research in genomics, endosymbionts and semiochemicals, as well as the shift from control of aphids with insecticides to a more integrated approach imposed by increasing resistance in the aphids and government restrictions on pesticides. The book remains a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on the biology of aphids, the various methods of controlling them and the progress of integrated pest management as illustrated by ten case histories.

Helmut van Emden is Emeritus Professor of Horticulture at the University of Reading, UK. He has researched on aphids for over 50 years and has wide international experience, including in the tropics.

Richard Harrington retired in 2015 as Head of the Rothamsted Insect Survey, with which he worked for 36 years on aphid monitoring and forecasting. He led the EU project "EXAMINE" (Exploitation of Aphid Monitoring In Europe) which brought together colleagues involved in aphid monitoring throughout Europe and beyond.

  • -: Preface to the First Edition
  • -: Preface to the Second Edition
  • 1: Taxonomic Issues
  • 2: Aphid Genomics and its Contribution to Understanding Aphids as Crop Pests
  • 3: Conventional Molecular Markers and Genomics Tools
  • 4: Life Cycles and Polyphenism
  • 5: Growth and Development
  • 6: Nutrition and Symbiosis
  • 7: Aphids and Stress
  • 8: Chemical Ecology
  • 9: Host-Plant Selection and Feeding
  • 10: Aphid Movement: Process and Consequences
  • 11: Predators, Parasitoids and Pathogens
  • 12: Population Dynamics: Cycles and Patterns
  • 13: Aphid Population Dynamics: From Fields to Landscapes
  • 14: Feeding Injury
  • 15: Transmission of Plant Viruses
  • 16: Monitoring and Forecasting
  • 17: Decision Support Systems
  • 18: Chemical Control
  • 19: Insecticide Resistance
  • 20: Biological Control
  • 21: Cultural Control
  • 22: Host-Plant Resistance
  • 23: Integrated Pest Management and Introduction to IPM Case Studies
  • 24: IPM Case Studies: Grain
  • 25: IPM Case Studies: Sorghum
  • 26: IPM Case Studies: Leafy Salad Crops
  • 27: IPM Case Studies: Brassicas
  • 28: IPM Case Studies: Cucurbits
  • 29: IPM Case Studies: Seed Potato
  • 30: IPM Case Studies: Cotton
  • 31: IPM Case Studies: Berry Crops
  • 32: IPM Case Studies: Deciduous Fruit Tree Aphids
  • 33: IPM Case Studies: Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Trees
This is an outstanding book providing a wealth of information on aphids. It will be an essential reference for all those doing research not only on aphids but also other pests as it provides and illustrates the range of knowledge needed by those seeking to control pests of crops.