eBook The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 940077365X
  • ISBN-13: 9789400773653
  • DDC: 581.62
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 723 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: An Introduction to Plant Biosecurity: Past, Present and Future.
2: The International Regulatory Framework.
3: Domestic Regulatory Framework and Invasive Alien Species in China.
4: The Importance of Core Biological Disciplines in Plant Biosecurity.
5: The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Pre-Border Operations.
6: The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Border Operations.
7: The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Tools for Post-Border Biosecurity.
8: Agricultural Biosecurity Communications and Outreach.
9: The Role of Pest Risk Analysis in Plant Biosecurity.
10: Phytosanitary Treatments.
11: The Role of Surveillance Methods and Technologies in Plant Biosecurity.
12: Digital Identification Tools in Regulatory Science and Practice.
13: Molecular Diagnostic Techniques and Biotechnology in Plant Biosecurity.
14: Insect Eradication and Containment of Invasive Alien Species.
15: Invasive Insects in Plant Biosecurity: Case Study – Mediterranean Fruit Fly.
16: Case Study. Invasive Insects in Plant Biosecurity: The Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program.
17: Phytoparasitic Nematodes: Risks and Regulations.
18: Invasive Pathogens in Plant Biosecurity. Case Study: Citrus Biosecurity.
19: Invasive Pathogens in Plant Biosecurity. Case Study: Phytophthora Ramorum Werres et al.: Cause of Sudden Oak Death, Ramorum Leaf Blight and Ramorum Dieback.
20: The Importance of Weeds in Plant Biosecurity.
21: Climate Change and Plant Biosecurity: Implications for Policy.
22: The Future of Regulatory Plant Science.