Insect Resistance Management, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123972337
  • ISBN-13: 9780123972330
  • DDC: 363.78
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 560 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Neither pest nor resistance management can occur with only an understanding of pest biology. For years, entomologists have known that at least a minimal use of economics was necessary for pest management. Insect resistance management (IRM) is even more complicated and dependent on understanding and using socioeconomic factors. The new edition of Insect Resistance Management addresses these issues and more. With a new chapter focusing on resistance to plant-incorporated toxins and heavily expanded revisions of several existing chapters, this new volume is an invaluable resource for researchers, practitioners, teachers, and advanced students. Authors include professors at major universities, leaders in the chemical and seed industry, evolutionary biologists, and active IRM practitioners. This revision also contains more information about IRM outside North America. A modeling chapter contains a new section on uncertainty analysis, a subject recently emphasized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The final chapter discussed insecticidal seed treatments. No other book has the breadth of coverage of Insect Resistance Management, 2e. It covers molecular and economic issues as well as transgenic crops, seed treatments, and other pest management tactics. Major themes include the importance of IRM in the integrated pest management paradigm, the need to study pest behavior, and the influence of human behavior and decision making.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
List of Contributors.
Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: Major Issues in Insect Resistance Management.
2: Valuing Pest Susceptibility to Control.
3: Understanding Resistance and Induced Responses of Insects to Xenobiotics and Insecticides in the Age of “Omics” and Systems Biology.
4: Plant Incorporated Protectants and Insect Resistance.
5: Concepts and Complexities of Population Genetics.
6: Resistance by Ectoparasites.
7: Insect Resistance to Crop Rotation.
8: Resistance to Pathogens and Parasitic Invertebrates.
9: Arthropod Resistance to Crops.
10: The Role of Landscapes in Insect Resistance Management.
11: Negative Cross-Resistance.
12: Insect Resistance, Natural Enemies, and Density-Dependent Processes.
13: Insect Resistance Management.
14: Modeling for Prediction and Management.
15: Monitoring Resistance.
16: IPM and Insect Resistance Management.