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Aphids as crop pests.

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This book contains 31 chapters covering aphids as crop pests, from recent advances in molecular science and chemical ecology to forecasting and insect pest management decision support systems. It is a comprehensive reference volume on all aspects of the biology of aphids that are relevant to their pest status (including aphid taxonomy, population genetics, life cycle, host plant selection and feed...


Chapter 3 (Page no: 69)

Life cycles and polymorphism.

This chapter first describes the major types of aphid life cycle and the different morphs associated with each stage of the cycle. Thereafter, factors that induce the production of the morphs that cause damage to crops are discussed. Finally, the significance of life cycle and polymorphism in determining the pest status of an aphid species is considered, together with implications for forecasting and controlling aphid populations. Examples come mainly from Aphidinae and Eriosomatinae, which contain the most important pests, although the life cycles of other aphid taxa are considered whey they provide useful comparisons.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Taxonomic issues. Author(s): Blackman, R. L. Eastop, V. F.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 31) Population genetic issues: the unfolding story using molecular markers. Author(s): Loxdale, H. D. Lushai, G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 87) Host-plant selection and feeding. Author(s): Pettersson, J. Tjallingii, W. F. Hardie, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 115) Nutrition and symbiosis. Author(s): Douglas, A. E. Emden, H. F. van
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 135) Growth and Development. Author(s): Awmack, C. S. Leather, S. R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 153) Aphid movement: process and consequences. Author(s): Irwin, M. E. Kampmeier, G. E. Weisser, W. W.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 187) Predators, parasitoids and pathogens. Author(s): Völkl, W. Mackauer, M. Pell, J. K. Brodeur, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 235) Chemical ecology. Author(s): Pickett, J. A. Glinwood, R. T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 261) Insecticide resistance. Author(s): Foster, S. P. Devine, G. Devonshire, A. L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 287) Coping with stress. Author(s): Bale, J. S. Ponder, K. L. Pritchard, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 311) Population dynamics. Author(s): Kindlmann, P. Jarošík, V. Dixon, A. F. G.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 331) Feeding injury. Author(s): Quisenberry, S. S. Ni, X. Z.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 353) Transmission of plant viruses. Author(s): Katis, N. I. Tsitsipis, J. A. Stevens, M. Powell, G.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 391) Chemical control. Author(s): Dewar, A. M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 423) Cultural control. Author(s): Wraften, S. D. Gurr, G. M. Tylianakis, J. M. Robinson, K. A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 447) Host-plant resistance. Author(s): Emden, H. F. van
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 469) Biological control. Author(s): Powell, W. Pell, J. K.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 515) Monitoring and forecasting. Author(s): Harrington, R. Hullé, M. Plantegenest, M.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 537) Integrated pest management and introduction to IPM case studies. Author(s): Emden, H. F. van
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 549) IPM case studies: brassicas. Author(s): Collier, R. H. Finch, S.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 561) IPM case studies: berry crops. Author(s): Isaacs, R. Woodford, J. A. T.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 573) IPM case studies: cotton. Author(s): Deguine, J. P. Vaissayre, M. Leclant, F.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 587) IPM case studies: leafy salad crops. Author(s): Tatchell, G. M.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 597) IPM case studies: grain. Author(s): Poehling, H. M. Freier, B. Klüken, A. M.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 613) IPM case studies: seed potato. Author(s): Radcliffe, E. B. Ragsdale, D. W. Surányi, R. A.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 627) IPM case studies: sorghum. Author(s): Michels, G. J., Jr. Burd, J. D.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 639) IPM case studies: cucurbits. Author(s): Webb, S. E.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 651) IPM case studies: deciduous fruit trees. Author(s): Barbagallo, S. Cocuzza, G. Cravedi, P. Komazaki, S.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 663) IPM case studies: tropical and subtropical fruit trees. Author(s): Barbagallo, S. Cocuzza, G. Cravedi, P. Komazaki, S.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 677) Decision support systems. Author(s): Knight, J. D. Thackray, D. J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • DEFRA, Nobel House, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JH, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9780851998190
  • Record Number
  • 20073203986