Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests

Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests : From Theory to Practice

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Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests: From Theory to Practice is an important source of information on microbial control agents and their implementation in a variety of crops and their use against medical and veterinary vector insects, in urban homes and other structures, in turf and lawns, and in rangeland and forests.

This comprehensive and enduring resource on entomopathogens and microbial control additionally functions as a supplementary text to courses in insect pathology, biological control, and integrated pest management. It gives regulators and producers up-to-date information to support their efforts to facilitate and adopt this sustainable method of pest management.

Authors include an international cadre of experts from academia, government research agencies, technical representatives of companies that produce microbial pesticides, agricultural extension agents with hands on microbial control experience in agriculture and forestry, and other professionals working in public health and urban entomology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 25.4mm | 1,310g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0128035277
  • 9780128035276

Table of contents

1. Entomopathogens used as Microbial Control Agents - L. A. Lacey 2. Exploration for Entomopathogens - L. F. Solter, A. E. Hajek, and L. A. Lacey

Basic and Applied Research 3. Basic and Applied Research: Baculovirus - D. Grzywacs 4. Basic and Applied Research: Entomopathogenic Bacteria -T. R. Glare, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes and M. O'Callaghan 5. Basic and applied research on entomopathogenic fungi - D. Chandler 6. Basic and Applied Research: Entomopathogenic Nematodes - D. Shapiro-Ilan, S. Hazir, and I. Glazer

Mass Production, Formulation and Quality Control 7. Production, formulation and bioassay of Baculoviruses for Pest Control - D. Grzywacs and S. Moore 8. Entomopathogenic Bacteria: Mass Production, Formulation and Quality Control - T. Jackson 9. Mass production of fungal entomopathogens - S. T. Jaronski and G. M. Mascarin 10. Production of Entomopathogenic Nematodes - A. Peters, R. Han and L. Leite

Applied Research and Implementation of Microbial Control Agents for Pest Control 11. Current and Potential Applications of Biopesticides to Manage Insect Pests of Maize - A. Gassmann and E. Clifton 12. Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests of Cotton - J. Leland and J. Gore 13. Microbial Control of Soybean Pest Insects and Mites - D. Sosa-Gomes 14. Microbial Control of Arthropod Pests in Small Fruits and Vegetables in Temperate Climate- S. K. Dara 15. Microbial Control of Insect Pests of Tea and Coffee - M. Nakai and L. Lacey 16. Microbial Control of Mite and Insect Pests of Greenhouse Crops- S. P.Wraight, R. B. Lopes, and M. de Faria, 17. Microbial Control of Arthropod Pests of Orchards in Temperate Climates - D. I. Shapiro-Ilan, S. P. Arthurs, and L. A. Lacey 18. Entomopathogens Routinely Used in Pest Control Strategies: Orchards in Tropical Climate - N. K. Maniania, S. Ekesi, and C. Dolinski 19. Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests of Citrus - S. D. Moore and L. W. Duncan 20. Microbial Control of Sugarcane Insect Pests - T. Goble, J. E. Marcondes de Alameida, and D. Conlong 21. Use of entomopathogens against forest pests - A. E. Hajek and K. van Frankenhuyzen 22. Microbial Control of Insect Pests of Turfgrass - A. Koppenhoefer and S. Wu 23. LUBILOSA: The Development of an Acridid-Specific Mycoinsecticide - C. Prior, D. Moore, C. Kooyman, R. Bateman, S. Jaronski, and N. Jenkins 24. Microbial control of nursery ornamental and landscape plant pests- S. P. Arthurs and D. J. Bruck 25. Microbial Control of Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) with Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis - E. W. Gray and B. Fusco 26. Mosquito Control with Entomopathogenic Bacteria in Europe - N. Becker and P. Luthy 27. Microbial Control of Pest and Vector Mosquitoes in North America North of Mexico - T. Su 28. Microbial Control of Medically Important Mosquitoes in Tropical Climates - L. A. Lacey 29. Structural insect pests - R. M. Pereira, D. H. Oi, M. V. Baggio, and P. G. Koehler

Registration of Microbial Control Products: a comparative overview 30. Registration of microbial control agents (a comparative overview) - R. Gwynn
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"The quality of the writing appears to be good throughout, the most important subjects seem to be well covered, and the references are extensive and useful in all chapters...This modestly priced, sturdily produced, and commendable volume deftly amplifies (but cannot replace) the content of the comparatively few textbooks of insect or invertebrate pathology." --The Quarterly Review of Biology
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"The quality of the writing appears to be good throughout, the most important subjects seem to be well covered, and the references are extensive and useful in all chapters...This modestly priced, sturdily produced, and commendable volume deftly amplifies (but cannot replace) the content of the comparatively few textbooks of insect or invertebrate pathology." --The Quarterly Review of Biology
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About Lawrence A. Lacey

Dr. Lacey earned his PhD in 1978 and has been internationally active working in medical entomology, insect pathology, and microbial control of economically and medically important insects. He conducted research on the biology and microbial control of dozens of insects in the US, Amazon Basin, West Africa in the Azores, throughout Europe, the Middle East and Western and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Northwest of the USA. In his 40 year career he has written or co-authored nearly 150 refereed papers in medical entomology, agricultural entomology, and insect pathology, and edited and co-edited seven books, including the Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology, second edition and Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests: From Theory to Practice.
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