Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology

Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology : Application and Evaluation of Pathogens for Control of Insects and Other Invertebrate Pests

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The 38 chapters of this Field Manual provide the tools required for planning experiments with entomopathogens and their implementation in the field. Basic tools include chapters on the theory and practice of microbial control agents, statistical design of experiments, equipment and application strategies. The major pathogen groups are covered in individual chapters (virus, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, nematodes). Subsequent chapters deal with the impact of naturally occurring and introduced exotic pathogens and inundative application of microbial control agents. The largest section of the Manual is composed of 21 chapters on the application and evaluation of entomopathogens in a wide range of agricultural, forest, domestic and aquatic habitats. Mites and slugs broaden the scope of the book. Supplementary techniques and media for follow-up laboratory studies are described.Three final chapters cover the evaluation of Bt transgenic plants, resistance to insect pathogens and strategies to manage it, and guidelines for evaluating the effects of MCAs on nontarget organisms.
It is intended for researchers, graduate students, practitioners of integrated pest management, regulators, those doing environmental impact studies. The book is not only a stand-alone reference, but is also complementary to the laboratory-oriented "Manual of Techniques in Insect Pathology" and similar comprehensive texts.
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  • Hardback | 932 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 55.9mm | 771.12g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, 1 port.
  • 0792362691
  • 9780792362692

Table of contents

Dedication. List of contributors. Preface. Section I: Introduction. I-1. Introduction to Microbial Control; H.K. Kaya, L.A. Lacey. I-2. Theory and Practice of Microbial Insecticide Application; A.C. Chapple, et al. Section II: Statistical Considerations. Experimental Design: Statistical Considerations and Analysis; J.F. Campbell. Section III: Application Equipment. III-1. Ground based Application Equipment; R.P. Bateman, et al. III-2. Conventional Application Equipment: Aerial Application; K. Mierzejewski, et al. III-3. Dissemination of Beneficial Microbial Agents by Insects; F.E. Vega, et al. Section IV: Overview of Pathogen Groups. IV-1. Viruses; H.F. Evans. IV-2. Bacteria; J.P. Siegel. IV-3. Entomopathogenic Microsporidia; L.F. Solter, J.J. Becnel. IV-4. Fungi; M. Goettel, et al. IV-5. Nematodes; A.M. Koppenhofer. Section V: Naturally-Occurring Pathogens. V-1. Documentation of Naturally Occurring Pathogens and Their Impact in Agroecosystems; D.C. Steinkraus. V-2. Assesing Impact of Naturally-Occurring Pathogens of Forest Insects; J.S. Elkinton. Section VI: Exotic Pathogens. Introduction of Exotic Pathogens and Documentation of Their Establishment and Impact; A.E. Hajek, et al. Section VII: Evaluation of Entomopathogens in Specific Systems. VII. Vegetable row crops. VII-1. Potato; T. Poprawski, S. Wraight. VII-2. Crucifers, cucurbits; J.D. VandenBerg, et al. VII. Grain. VII-3. Microbial Control of Insect Pests of Corn; L.C. Lewis, et al. VII-4. Rice Pests; W.C. Rice, H.Y. Choo. VII-5. Microbial Control of Insect Pests of Soybeans; F. Moscardi, D.R. Sosa-Gomez. VII-6. Microbial Insecticide Application: Cotton; S.Y. Young, et al. VII-7. Mushroom Pests; P.S. Grewal. VII-8. Techniques for Testing Microbials of Arthropod Pests in Greenhouses; H.D. Burges. VII-9. Forest Defoliators; K. van Frankenhuyzen, et al. VII. Fruit. VII-10. Microbial Control of Lepidopteran Pests of Apple Orchards; L.A. Lacey, et al. VII-11. Citrus; C. McCoy, et al. VII-12. Small Fruits; S.R. Booth, et al. VII-13. Application and Evaluation of Entomopathogens for Control of Pest Insects in Mint; R.E. Berry. VII-14. Insect Control on Nursery and Landscape Plants with Entomopathogens; R.E. Berry, J.D. DeAngelis. VII-15. Grasshoppers and Locusts; G.D. Inglis, et al. VII-16. Lawn Turf and Grass land Pests; M.G. Klein, et al. VII-17. Stored Products; Sedlacek, Vail. VII-18. Microbial Control of Urban Pests -- Cockroaches, Ants and Termites; R.J. Milner, R.M. Pereira. VII-19. Application and Evaluation of Entomopathogens for Control of Livestock and Poultry Pests; D. Pinnock, B.A. Mullens. VII-20. Microbial Control of Mosquitoes and Black Flies; O. Skovmand, et al. VII-21. Mollusc Pests; M. Wilson, R. Gaugler. Section VIII: Transgenic Plants. Evaluating Trangenic Plants for Suitability in Pest and Resistance Management Programs; M.A. Caprio, et al. Section IX: Resistance. Resistance to Inset Pathogens and Strategies to Manage Resistance; A.M. Shelton, R.T. Roush. Section X: Non-target Organisms. Guidelines for Evaluating Effects of Entomopathogens on Non-target Organisms; A.E. Hajek, M.S. Goettel. Subject Index.
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