Insect Resistance Management

1st Edition

Biology, Economics, and Prediction

Editors: David W. Onstad David W. Onstad
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123738585
eBook ISBN: 9780080554174
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th October 2007
Page Count: 320
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Description

Insects, mites, and ticks have a long history of evolving resistance to pesticides, host-plant resistance, crop rotation, pathogens, and parasitoids. Insect resistance management (IRM) is the scientific approach to preventing or delaying pest evolution and its negative impacts on agriculture, public health, and veterinary issues. This book provides entomologists, pest management practitioners, developers of new technologies, and regulators with information about the many kinds of pest resistance including behavioral and phenological resistance. Abstract concepts and various case studies provide the reader with the biological and economic knowledge required to manage resistance. No other source has the breadth of coverage of this book: genomics to economics, transgenic insecticidal crops, insecticides, and other pest management tactics such as crop rotation. Dr. David W. Onstad and a team of experts illustrate how IRM becomes efficient, effective and socially acceptable when local, social and economic aspects of the system are considered. Historical lessons are highlighted with new perspectives emphasized, so that future research and management may be informed by past experience, but not constrained by it.

Key Features

  • First book in 15 years to provide the history and explore aspects of a variety of stakeholders
  • Contributors include experts on ecological aspects of IRM, molecular and population genetics, economics, and IRM social issues
  • Biochemistry and molecular genetics of insecticides presented with an mphasis on past 15 years of research including Cry proteins in transgenic crops
  • Encourages scientists and stakeholders to implement and coordinate strategies based on local social conditions

Readership

Pest control, crop science, agricultural economics researchers and scientists; entomologists; agricultural engineers; plant scientists; graduate-level students

Table of Contents

Major Issues in Insect Resistance Management; Valuing Pest Susceptibility to Control; Insecticide Resistance in the Post-Genomics Era; Complexities of Population; Genetics; Adapting Insect Resistance Management Programs to Local Needs; Negative Cross-Resistance: Past, Present, and Future Potential; Resistance by Ectoparasites;Insect Resistance to Crop Rotation; Arthropod Resistance to Crops; The Role of the Environment in IRM for Transgenic Insecticidal; Insect Resistance Management: Adoption and Compliance; Modeling for Prediction and Risk Assessment; Monitoring Resistance; The Future of Insect Resistance Management

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080554174
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123738585

About the Editor

David W. Onstad

Affiliations and Expertise

Insect Resistance Management Science, DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology, Wilmington, DE, USA

David W. Onstad

Affiliations and Expertise

Insect Resistance Management Science, DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology, Wilmington, DE, USA

Reviews

Insects, mites, and ticks have a long history of evolving resistance to pesticides, host-plant resistance, crop rotation, pathogens, and parasitoids. Insect resistance management (IRM) is the scientific approach to preventing or delaying pest evolution and its negative impacts on agriculture, public health, and veterinary issues. This book provides entomologists, pest management practitioners, developers of new technologies, and regulators with information about the many kinds of pest resistance including behavioral and phenological resistance. Abstract concepts and various case studies provide the reader with the biological and economic knowledge required to manage resistance. No other source has the breadth of coverage of this book: genomics to economics, transgenic insecticidal crops, insecticides, and other pest management tactics such as crop rotation. Dr. David W. Onstad and a team of experts illustrate how IRM becomes efficient, effective and socially acceptable when local, social and economic aspects of the system are considered. Historical lessons are highlighted with new perspectives emphasized, so that future research and management may be informed by past experience, but not constrained by it.