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Asian Citrus Psyllid
Biology, Ecology and Management of the Huanglongbing Vector
Edited by: Jawwad A. Qureshi, University of Florida, USA, Philip A. Stansly, Formerly University of Florida, USA
April 2020 | Hardback | 352 Pages | 9781786394088
$135.00 | £95.00 | €115.00
DescriptionAsian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri, is an insect pest which transmits a bacterium, Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus (Clas) through newly emergent foliage of citrus trees. This causes a disease known as Huanglongbing (HLB), which has become the most debilitating and intractable disease in citrus crops.
This book, written by a team of experts on the Asian citrus psyllid, gathers together everything currently known about the biology and ecology of this important pest species, examines the transmission and acquisition processes of the pathogen, and looks at current management practices and their effectiveness. The potential for new, innovative management techniques are also described along with the economic implications of managing this rapidly establishing disease.
Table of contents
- Chapter 1: Asian citrus psyllid life cycle and developmental biology
- Chapter 2: Functional anatomy of the Asian citrus psyllid
- Chapter 3: Mating behaviour of the Asian citrus psyllid
- Chapter 4: Visually and chemically guided behavior of the Asian citrus psyllid
- Chapter 5: Hosts of the Asian citrus psyllid
- Chapter 6: Abiotic and Biotic Regulators of the Asian Citrus Psyllid Populations
- Chapter 7: Symbionts and pathogens of the Asian citrus psyllid
- Chapter 8: Huanglongbing Pathogens: Acquisition, Transmission and Vector Interactions
- Chapter 9: Epidemiology of huanglongbing: Implications of infective colonization events
- Chapter 10: Sampling and Economic Thresholds for Asian citrus psyllid
- Chapter 11: Management Objectives and Integration of Strategies for the Asian Citrus Psyllid
- Chapter 12: Management of Diaphorina citri in Asia
- Chapter 13: Asian Citrus Psyllid Management in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Chapter 14: Integrated Management of Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing in Florida: Past, Present and Future
- Chapter 15: Area-wide management of Asian citrus psyllid in Texas
- Chapter 16: Management of Asian citrus psyllid in California
- Chapter 17: Advances in RNA suppression of the Asian Citrus Psyllid Vector and Bacteria (Huanglongbing Pathosystem)
ReadershipSuitable for researching applied entomologists, agricultural scientists, extension agents, pest management consultants, graduate students and agricultural professionals.
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– Dr. Jawwad A. Qureshi is Assistant Professor of Entomology at University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, Florida. He has worked on the Integrated Pest Management in citrus particularly Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) for more than 14 years developing tools and tactics needed for the sustainable crop production systems. His stem tap sampling method and research work on the dormant winter sprays of broad-spectrum insecticides to control ACP was adapted by industry as part of area-wide psyllid management programs. Dr. Qureshi also served as Team Leader for The Center of Agriculture and Biosciences International and earned his doctorate in Entomology at Kansas State University. He works on IPM in fruits, vegetables and field crops and teaches and mentors graduate students. He has published 6 book chapters, 60 refereed research articles and more than 150 extension, outreach and industry articles. Awards include the Florida Entomological Society Entomologist of the Year, Kansas State University R.C. Smith and R. H. Painter awards for excellence in Entomology and International Agricultural Center, Netherlands, fellowship for Integrated Pest Management.
Dr. Philip A. Stansly was Professor of Entomology, University of Florida Department of Entomology & Nematology and Southwest Florida Research & Education Center (SWFREC), Immokalee, Florida. He passed away in 2018. Master’s degree University of Oklahoma (1978), thesis on use of lady beetles to combat armored scale in date groves of Northern Niger (West Africa). Ph.D. in Entomology (1984), dissertation on the ecology of the boll weevil on native host plants in Tabasco (SE) Mexico. Post-doctoral associate for the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1985-1986), studying the ecology of mound-building, nasute termites in the llanos of Venezuela. Joined the UF-IFAS faculty in 1986 to head implementation IPM with row-crop farmers of Coastal Ecuador. He managed a program of research and extension at SWFREC since 1989 on IPM of pests affecting citrus and vegetables with focus on Diaphorina citri and Bemisia tabaci respectively. Mentored graduate students and authored or co-authored over 550 entomological publications including 1 book, 7 book chapters, 129 refereed and 85 non refereed papers, 142 trade journal and extension publications and 196 Arthropod Management Test reports. Awards include the Florida Entomological Society Achievement Award for Extension (1995, 1999) and the University of Florida Davidson Productivity Award (2002).