The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity
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The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity : Principles and Practices for the Identification, Containment and Control of Organisms that Threaten Agriculture and the Environment Globally

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The Handbook identifies all aspects of Regulatory Plant Biosecurity and discusses them from the standpoint of preventing the international movement of plant pests, diseases and weeds that negatively impact production agriculture, natural plant-resources and agricultural commerce.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 723 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 43.18mm | 1,451.49g
  • Springer
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2014 ed.
  • 1 Tables, color; 32 Tables, black and white; 134 Illustrations, color; 27 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 723 p. 161 illus., 134 illus. in color.
  • 9400773641
  • 9789400773646
  • 1,112,621

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From the book reviews:"This book discusses the regulatory aspects of plant biosecurity. ... This work is the quintessential tool in understanding biosecurity globally, presenting an invaluable and comprehensive summary of issues. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." (R. Frederiksen, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), July, 2014)show more

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The Handbook is arranged in 23 chapters written by 85 world experts who systematically explain the substance of Plant Protection (Biosecurity). The Handbook is the first comprehensive treatment of regulations, policies and procedures used to protect domestic agriculture and natural resources from attack by invasive alien species via international trade and travel. Case studies explain complex regulatory programs involving significant invasive organisms, including insects, plant pathogens and weeds.show more

Table of contents

Preface1. An introduction to plant biosecurity: Past, present and future2. The International Regulatory Framework3. Domestic regulatory framework and invasive alien species in China4. The Importance of Core Biological Disciplines in Plant Biosecurity5. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Pre-Border Operations6. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Border Operations7. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Tools for Post-Border Biosecurity8. Agricultural Biosecurity Communications and Outreach9. The Role of Pest Risk Analysis in Plant Biosecurity10. Phytosanitary Treatments11. The Role of Surveillance Methods and Technologies in Plant Biosecurity12. Digital Identification Tools in Regulatory Science and Practice13. Molecular Diagnostic Techniques and Biotechnology in Plant Biosecurity14. Insect Eradication and Containment of Invasive Alien Species15. Invasive Insects in Plant Biosecurity: Case Study - Mediterranean Fruit Fly16. Case Study. Invasive Insects in Plant Biosecurity: The Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program17. Phytoparasitic Nematodes: Risks and Regulations18. Invasive Pathogens in Plant Biosecurity. Case Study: Citrus Biosecurity19. Invasive Pathogens in Plant Biosecurity. Case Study: Phytophthora ramorum Werres et al.: Cause of Sudden Oak Death, Ramorum Leaf Blight and Ramorum Dieback20. The Importance of Weeds in Plant Biosecurity21. Climate Change and Plant Biosecurity: Implications for Policy22. The Future of Regulatory Plant ScienceIndexshow more

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From the book reviews: "This book discusses the regulatory aspects of plant biosecurity. ... This work is the quintessential tool in understanding biosecurity globally, presenting an invaluable and comprehensive summary of issues. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." (R. Frederiksen, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), July, 2014)show more