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Molluscs as crop pests.

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This 19-chapter book discusses the biology (including reproduction, life history, feeding preferences and sexual behaviour) of molluscs as pests of horticultural, field and fodder crops, and outlines the development of appropriate mechanisms for the control of these pests (mainly biological, cultural and chemical). Two chapters review progress towards the development of chemical control strategies...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 145)

Apple snails (Ampullariidae) as agricultural pests: their biology, impacts and management.

This chapter reviews the taxonomy; habitat; morphology; mating, oviposition and fecundity; population dynamics and abundance; feeding behaviour; respiration; aestivation; temperature and salt tolerance; dispersal; distribution across South East Asia and other countries as a food item, aquarium animal and as a biological control agent of gastropods and weeds; importance as an agricultural pest of rice and other crops and as a vector of human pathogens; and chemical, biological (mainly predators) and cultural control of apple snails (Pomacea spp.).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Chemical control of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Henderson, I. Triebskorn, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 33) Molluscicidal baits for control of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Bailey, S. E. R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 55) Achatina fulica Bowdich and other Achatinidae as pests in tropical agriculture. Author(s): Raut, S. K. Barker, G. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 115) Vaginulidae in Central America, with emphasis on the bean slug Sarasinula plebeia (Fischer). Author(s): Rueda, A. Caballero, R. Kaminsky, R. Andrews, K. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 193) Helicidae and Hygromiidae as pests in cereal crops and pastures in South Australia. Author(s): Baker, G. H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 217) Planorbidae and Lymnaeidae as pests of rice, with particular reference to Isidorella newcombi (Adams & Angus). Author(s): Stevens, M. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 235) Urocyclus flavescens Kerferstein (Urocyclidae) as a pest of banana in South Africa. Author(s): Jager, K. de Daneel, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 241) Bradybaena similaris (de Férussac) (Bradybaenidae) as a pest on grapevines of Taiwan. Author(s): Chang ChiaPao
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 245) Agriolimacidae, Arionidae and Milacidae as pests in West European sunflower and maize. Author(s): Hommay, G.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 255) Helicidae as pests in Australian and South African grapevines. Author(s): Sanderson, G. Sirgel, W.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 271) Agriolimacidae, Arionidae and Milacidae as pests in Western European cereals. Author(s): Glen, D. M. Moens, R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 301) Agriolimacidae and Arionidae as pests in conservation tillage soybean and maize cropping in North America. Author(s): Hammond, R. B. Byers, R. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 315) Bradybaena ravida (Benson) (Bradybaenidae) in cereal-cotton rotations of Jingyang County, Shaanxi Province, China. Author(s): Chen DeNiu Zhang GuoQing Xu WenXian Wang ManSheng Liu YanHong Cheng XingMin Wu JiQing
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 325) Agriolimacidae and Arionidae as pests in lucerne and other legumes in forage systems of northeastern North America. Author(s): Byers, R. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 337) Gastropods as pests in vegetable and ornamental crops in Western Europe. Author(s): Port, G. Ester, A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 353) Integrated management of Cantareus aspersus (Müller) (Helicidae) as a pest of citrus in California. Author(s): Sakovich, N. J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 361) Gastropods as pests in New Zealand pastoral agriculture, with emphasis on Agriolimacidae, Arionidae and Milacidae. Author(s): Barker, G. M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 425) Agriolimacidae, Arionidae and Milacidae as pests in Western European oilseed rape. Author(s): Moens, R. Glen, D. M.