Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato provides insight into the proper and appropriate application of pesticides and the integration of alternative pest management methods.
The basis of good crop management decisions is a better understanding of the crop ecosystem, including the pests, their natural enemies, and the crop itself. This book provides a global overview of the biology and management of key arthropod pests of tomatoes, including arthropod-vectored diseases. It includes information that places tomatoes in terms of global food production and food security, with each pest chapter including the predators and parasitoids that have specifically been found to have the greatest impact on reducing that particular pest.
In-depth coverage of the development of resistance in tomato plants and the biotic and abiotic elicitors of resistance and detailed information about the sustainable management of tomato pests is also presented.
- Provides basic biological and management information for arthropod pests of tomato from a global perspective, encompassing all production types (field, protected, organic)
- Includes chapters on integrated management of tomato pests and specific aspects of tomato pest management, including within protected structures and in organic production
- Presents management systems that have been tested in the real-world by the authors of each chapter
- Fully illustrated throughout with line drawings and color plates that illustrate key pest and beneficial arthropods associated with tomato production around the world
Professionals, researchers and students in agriculture, integrated pest management, and entomology as well as extension specialists and related roles globally who guide others in appropriate implementation and use of pesticides
Section 1: Global Pests of Tomato
1. Tomato production and global food security
2. Aphids: Biology, ecology and management
3. Thrips: Biology, ecology and management
4. Whiteflies: Biology, ecology and management
5. Mites: Biology, ecology and management
6. Lepidopterous pests: Biology, ecology and management
7. Tomato Psyllids: Biology, ecology and management
8. Minor Pests: Biology, ecology and management
Section 2: Integrated Pest Management of Tomato Pests
9. Host plant resistance: theory and practice
10. Engineering insect resistance in tomato by transgenic approaches
11. Biological control in tomato production systems: theory and practice
12. Entomopathogenic nematodes in biological control of tomato pests
13. Bagging fruit technology: its role in IPM of tomato pests
14. Integrated pest management strategies for tomato under protected structures
15. Integrated pest management strategies for field-grown tomatoes
16. Registration and regulation of insecticides for tomato pest management
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- 1st September 2017
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Waqas Wakil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan. He has 15 years teaching and research experience and secured two Ph.D.'s - first from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan and then from Trier University, Trier, Germany. He has worked in a number of international research laboratories as Visiting Scientist/Professor. His research mainly spans in the fields of biological control, insect pathology, sustainable and integrated pest management of vegetable and stored grain insect pests. He has presented his research in number of international conferences as Invited Speaker and published 80 peer-reviewed research manuscripts in scientific journals. He has successfully completed various research grants as Lead Scientist and developed bio-intensive integrated pest management strategies in vegetable crops using microbial agents and other eco-friendly control practices. He has mentored four Ph.D. and 39 M.Phil. students at UAF. He is the member of several professional societies, Editorial board of scientific journals and the Fellow of Royal Entomological Society (UK) and a Fulbright Scholar (USA).
Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Gerald Brust has conducted integrated pest management research in vegetables and outreach to growers in the Eastern United States for over 25 years. During this period he has over 150 publications dealing with insect pest management as well as horticultural topics. He has authored or co-authored 9 chapters in various books that involve insect pest management of vegetables (tomatoes, cucurbits, sweet corn) and the importance of Carabid beetles in agroecosystems. He has presented his research findings to other professionals at national and international meetings. He has worked internationally developing new integrated pest management strategies for tomatoes and horticultural plants in developing countries. Gerald Brust has been asked to review over 150 manuscripts for publication by 23 different journals and served as co-editor of one on-line journal. Dr. Brust has taught “IPM of Horticultural Crops” and “Pesticide Use and Application” to students in Plant Science Programs. He has organizedseveral symposia on vegetable IPM issuesfor Entomological Society of America national and regional meetings. He was asked to present the “State of Tomato IPM in the United States” at the 2006 International IPM Meeting.
CMREC-UMF, University of Maryland, USA
Department of Entomology, University of California Riverside, USA