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Biorational tree-fruit pest management.

Book cover for Biorational tree-fruit pest management.


This book contains 9 chapters that cover topics on: conceptual framework for integrated pest management of tree-fruit pests; the evolution of key tree-fruit pests (classical cases); functional and behavioural ecology of tree-fruit pests; how do key tree-fruit pests detect and colonize their hosts (mechanisms and applications for integrated pest management); monitoring and management of the apple m...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 110)

Monitoring and management of the apple maggot fly and the plum curculio: honouring the legacy of R.J. Prokopy.

This chapter highlights the pathway followed by the late Ron Prokopy, who tenaciously attempted to bridge the considerable gap between basic behavioural studies and crop protection applications, and whose research programme serves as a model system for others. Although Ron Prokopy aimed to serve New England apple growers and aid them in implementing a stepwise progression of increasingly sophisticated integrated pest management strategies, his research was of broader behavioural application, geographical scope and scientific interest. The early published results of basic behavioural studies by Ron Prokopy are discussed and the advances he and others have made toward the development of effective behavioural-based monitoring and management strategies for the apple maggot fly (Rhagoletis pomonella) and the plum curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar) are highlighted. Suggestions are also given for research questions that still remain but must be addressed to meet the ultimate goal. The importance of fundamental studies on insect behaviour as the basis for novel crop protection applications is discussed, and how this approach can be applied to other key pests and cropping systems.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Conceptual framework for integrated pest management (IPM) of tree-fruit pests. Author(s): Kogan, M. Hilton, R. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 32) The evolution of key tree-fruit pests: classical cases. Author(s): Berlocher, S. H. Feder, J. L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 56) Functional and behavioural ecology of tree-fruit pests: the four Fs of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Author(s): Roitberg, B. D. Lauzon, C. R. Opp, S. B. Papaj, D. R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 85) How do key tree-fruit pests detect and colonize their hosts: mechanisms and applications for IPM. Author(s): Dorn, S. PiƱero, J. C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 145) Trying to build an ecological orchard: a history of apple IPM in Massachusetts. Author(s): Cooley, D. R. Coli, W. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 171) Managing pestiferous fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) through environmental manipulation. Author(s): Aluja, M. Rull, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 214) Biorational approaches to disease management in apples. Author(s): Cooley, D. R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 253) Speciation, consumers and the market: profit with a conscience. Author(s): Green, T. A. Wright, S. E.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • USDA-ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, 2217 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430-2771, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934842
  • Record Number
  • 20093168686