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Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128186213

Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance

1st Edition

Author: Peter Edde
Paperback ISBN: 9780128186213
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th September 2021
Page Count: 1068
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Field Crop Arthropod Pests of Economic Importance presents detailed descriptions of the biology and ecology of important arthropod pest of selected global field crops.

Standard management options for insect pest control on crops include biological, non-chemical, and chemical approaches. However, because agricultural crops face a wide range of insect pests throughout the year, it can prove difficult to find a simple solution to insect pest control in many, if not most, cropping systems. A whole-farm or integrated pest management approach combines cultural, natural, and chemical controls to maintain insect pest populations below levels that cause economic damage to the crop. This practice requires accurate species identification and thorough knowledge of the biology and ecology of the target organism. Integration and effective use of various control components is often enhanced when the target organism is correctly identified, and its biology and ecology are known. This book provides a key resource toward that identification and understanding.

Students and professionals in agronomy, insect detection and survey, and economic entomology will find the book a valuable learning aid and resource tool.

Key Features

  • Includes insect synonyms, common names, and geographic distribution
  • Provides information on natural enemies
  • Is thoroughly referenced for future research


Students and agronomist, crop protection, and extension specialists. Teachers, graduates and under graduates of agriculture, who will specialize in agronomy and economic entomology

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Arthropod Pests of Tobacco
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Black cutworm
1.3. Budworms
1.3.1. Tobacco budworm
1.3.2. Cotton bollworm
1.4. Green peach aphid
1.5. Hornworms
1.6. Japanese beetle
1.7. Thrips
1.7.1. Tobacco thrips
1.7.2. Western flower thrips
1.8. Tobacco flea beetle
1.9. Wireworms
1.10. Summary
1.11. References

Chapter 2. Arthropod Pests of Sunflower
2.1. Introduction
2.2. Banded sunflower moth
2.3. Rutherglen bug
2.4. Seed maggots
2.4.1. Sunflower receptacle maggot
2.4.2. Sunflower maggots (Strauzia longipennis)
2.4.3. Sunflower maggots (Neotephritis finalis)
2.5. Sunflower beetle
2.6. Sunflower midge
2.7. Sunflower moth
2.8. Sunflower seed weevil
2.8.1. Red sunflower seed weevil
2.8.2. Gray sunflower seed weevil
2.9. Sunflower stem weevil
2.10. Tumbling flower beetle
2.11. Summary
2.12. References

Chapter 3. Arthropod Pests of Rapeseed (Canola)
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Aphids
3.3. Bertha armyworm
3.4. Brassica pod midge
3.5. Cabbage seedpod weevil
3.6. Diamondback moth
3.7. Flea beetles
3.7.1. Cabbage stem flea beetle
3.7.2. Crucifer flea beetle
3.7.3. Striped flea beetle
3.8. Rape beetle
3.9. Root maggot
3.10. Summary
3.11. References

Chapter 4. Arthropod Pests of Cotton
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Cotton aphid
4.3. Cotton boll weevil
4.4. Cotton fleahopper
4.5. Cotton mealybug
4.6. Cotton whitefly
4.7. Pink bollworm
4.8. Red cotton stainer
4.9. Two-spotted mite
4.10. Summary
4.11. References

Chapter 5. Arthropod Pests of Sugarcane
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Pink sugarcane mealybug
5.3. Sugarcane leafhopper
5.4. Sugarcane moth borer
5.5. Sugarcane planthopper
5.6. Sugarcane root borer
5.7. Sugarcane shoot borer
5.8. Sugarcane spittlebug
5.9. Sugarcane top borer
5.10. Sugarcane weevil
5.11. Sugarcane woolly aphid
5.12. Termites
5.13. Summary
5.14. References

Chapter 6. Arthropod Pests of Sorghum
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Chinch bug
6.3. Corn earworm
6.4. Greenbug
6.5. Maize stalk borer
6.6. Sorghum head bug
6.7. Sorghum midge
6.8. Sorghum shoot fly
6.9. Spotted stem borer
6.10. Summary
6.11. References

Chapter 7. Arthropod Pests of Maize
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Corn billbug
7.3. Corn leaf aphid
7.4. Corn-silk fly
7.5. European corn borer
7.6. Fall armyworm
7.7. Rootworms
7.7.1. Western corn rootworm
7.7.2. Northern corn rootworm
7.8. Summary
7.9. References

Chapter 8. Arthropod Pests of Rice
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Brown planthopper
8.3. Rice caseworm
8.4. Rice green leafhopper
8.5. Rice leaffolder
8.6. Rice stem gall midge
8.7. Rice water weevil
8.8. Slender rice bug
8.9. Small brown planthopper
8.10. Stalk-eyed fly
8.11. Summary
8.12. References

Chapter 9. Arthropod Pests of Small Grains (Wheat and Barley)
9.1. Introduction
9.1.1. Wheat
9.1.2. Barley
9.2. Barley thrips
9.3. Brown wheat mite
9.4. Cereal leaf beetle
9.5. Hessian fly
9.6. Rice armyworm
9.7. Russian wheat aphid
9.8. Sunn pest
9.9. Wheat curl mite
9.10. Wheat stem maggot
9.11. Wheat stem sawfly
9.12. Summary
9.13. References

Chapter 10. Arthropod Pests of Pulses
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Bean flower thrips
10.2.1. African bean thrips
10.2.2. Bean blossom thrips
10.2.3. Oriental bean thrips
10.3. Bean fly
10.4. Bean leaf beetles
10.4.1. Ootheca spp.
10.4.2. Cerotoma spp.
10.5. Coreid pod-bug
10.6. Cowpea aphid
10.7. Legume pod borer
10.8. Lima bean borer
10.9. Pod sucking bugs
10.10. Spiny bean bug
10.10.1. Clavigralla tomentosicollis
10.10.2. Clavigralla gibbosa
10.10.3. Clavigralla scutellaris
10.11. Summary
10.12. References

Chapter 11. Arthropod Pests of Alfalfa
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Alfalfa caterpillar
11.3. Alfalfa seed chalcid
11.4. Alfalfa webworm
11.5. Alfalfa weevil
11.6. Pea aphid
11.7. Grasshoppers
11.8. Potato leafhopper
11.9. Tarnished plant bug
11.10. Summary
11.11. References

Chapter 12. Arthropod Pests of Soybean
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Bud borer
12.3. Mexican bean beetle
12.4. Soybean aphid
12.5. Soybean looper
12.6. Soybean stem fly
12.7. Southern green stink bug
12.8. Velvetbean caterpillar
12.9. Summary
12.10. References

Chapter 13. Arthropod Pests of Groundnut
13.1. Introduction
13.2. Burrowing bug
13.3. Groundnut leafminer
13.4. Jute hairy caterpillar
13.5. Lesser cornstalk borer
13.6. Threecornered alfalfa hopper
13.7. White grub
13.8. Summary
13.9. References

Chapter 14. Arthropod Pests of Sugarbeet
14.1. Introduction
14.2. Beet flea beetle
14.3. Beet leafhopper
14.4. Beet leafminer
14.5. Garden symphylan
14.6. Lucerne flea
14.7. Sugarbeet root aphid
14.8. Sugarbeet root maggot
14.9. Summary
14.10. References

Chapter 15. Arthropod Pests of Hemp
15.1. Introduction
15.2. Cannabis aphid
15.3. Eurasian hemp borer
15.4. Hemp longhorn beetle
15.5. Hemp russet mite
15.6. Hemp weevil
15.7. Hop flea beetle
15.8. Rice root aphid
15.9. Zebra caterpillar
15.10. Summary
15.11. References


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About the Author

Peter Edde

Dr. Peter A. Edde currently works at Altria Client Service LLC, Richmond, VA, USA. He leads efforts at addressing pest management issues and developing entomological solutions, and opportunities for all aspect of the business. His research has focused on using a multidisciplinary approach to address fundamental questions in insect behavior and olfaction with the objective to develop the tools required for biologically based management of field and storage insect pests. Dr. Edde also served as plant quarantine entomologist at the Federal Department of Agriculture, Nigeria. His PhD in entomology is from Oklahoma State University.

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Principal Scientist and Entomologist, Altria Client Services, LLC, Richmond, VA, USA

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