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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 18 (Page no: 361)

Gastropods as pests in New Zealand pastoral agriculture, with emphasis on Agriolimacidae, Arionidae and Milacidae.

The composition, population density and phenology of gastropod pests (including Deroceras reticulatum and Tandonia sowerbyi) in various agroclimatic zones (high-fertility, moderate-to-high-rainfall lowlands; low-to-moderate-fertility hilly lands; cold intermontane and high-altitude lands; dry, arable areas; and sub-antarctic and Chatham islands) of New Zealand pastures, as affected by the agricultural and climatic factors prevailing in the area, are reviewed. The nature of crop damage, risk areas and yield loss due to gastropod infestation; gastropod management strategies (including the use of resistant species and biological control agents); and the effects of gastropod herbivory on the ecology of established and establishing pastures are discussed.

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: 5 (Page no: 145) Apple snails (Ampullariidae) as agricultural pests: their biology, impacts and management. Author(s): Cowie, R. H.
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: 19 (Page no: 425) Agriolimacidae, Arionidae and Milacidae as pests in Western European oilseed rape. Author(s): Moens, R. Glen, D. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Landcare Research, Private Bag 3127, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 0851993206
  • Record Number
  • 20023046853