Description

Insect Pests of Potato: Biology and Management provides a comprehensive source of up-to-date scientific information on the biology and management of insects attacking potato crops, with an international and expert cast of contributors providing its contents. This book presents a complete review of the scientific literature from the considerable research effort over the last 15 years, providing the necessary background information to the subject of studying the biology management of insect pests of potatoes, assessment of recent scientific advances, and a list of further readings. This comprehensive review will be of great benefit to a variety of scientists involved in potato research and production, as well as to those facing similar issues in other crop systems.

Key Features

  • Written by top experts in the field, this is the only publication covering the biology, ecology and management of all major potato pests
  • Emphasizes ecological and evolutionary approaches to pest management
  • Summarizes information from hard-to-get publications in China, India, and Russia

Readership

Scientists working in potato production (entomologists, plant pathologists, agronomists, plant breeders, and agroecologists); agricultural researchers at federal and state agencies; pest managers; IPM practitioners (cooperative extension personnel and crop advisors), and advanced undergraduate/graduate students studying entomology and agricultural science

Table of Contents

Preface

Contributors

PART I: Potato as an Important Staple Crop

Chapter 1. Potatoes and their Pests – Setting the Stage

Prologue: A Short History of the Potato

Potatoes and People

Biology and Agronomic Issues

Potato Markets

Insects of the Potato

REFERENCES

PART II: Biology of Major Pests

Chapter 2. The Colorado Potato Beetle

Introduction

Taxonomic Position and Morphological Description

Origins and History of Spread

Geographic Variability

Pest Status

Seasonal Life Cycle and Diapause

Interactions with Host Plants

Reproduction and Individual Development

Movement and Dispersal

Management Implications

REFERENCES

Chapter 3. Aphids as Major Potato Pests

Introduction

Life Cycles, Reproduction and Dispersion

Biodiversity and the Most Important Economic Species on Potato

Feeding on Phloem: A Real Challenge for Aphids

Virus Vectors and Diseases

Interaction With Plants

Critical Issues in Research and Management

Conclusion

REFERENCES

Chapter 4. Leafhopper and Psyllid Pests of Potato

Introduction

Leafhoppers

Psyllids

Potato/Tomato Psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli)

REFERENCES

Chapter 5. Wireworms as Pests of Potato

Introduction

Elaterid Biology

Species of Economic Importance in the Holarctic

Differences Within Economic Species

Wireworms and the Potato Crop

Sampling

Wireworm Control

Conclusions

REFERENCES

Chapter 6. Biology and Ecology of Potato Tuber Moths as Major Pests of Potato

Introduction

Origin, Distribution, and Host Range

Infestation, Damage Development, and Yield Loss

Morphology

Biology and Ecology

Parasitoids as an Important Functi

Details

No. of pages:
616
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123868961
Print ISBN:
9780123868954

About the editors

Andrei Alyokhin

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA

Charles Vincent

Affiliations and Expertise

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, Canada

Philippe Giordanengo

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, Sophia Antipolis, France

Reviews

Insect Pests of Potato: Biology and Management provides a comprehensive source of up-to-date scientific information on the biology and management of insects attacking potato crops, with an international and expert cast of contributors providing its contents. This book presents a complete review of the scientific literature from the considerable research effort over the last 15 years, providing the necessary background information to the subject of studying the biology management of insect pests of potatoes, assessment of recent scientific advances, and a list of further readings. This comprehensive review will be of great benefit to a variety of scientists involved in potato research and production, as well as to those facing similar issues in other crop systems.