Biocontrol-based integrated management of oilseed rape pests [electronic resource] / edited by Ingrid H. Williams
- Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Williams, Ingrid H. (Ingrid Helvi)
- SpringerLink: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 The Major Insect Pests of Oilseed Rape in Europeand Their Management: An Overview; 2 Parasitoids of Oilseed Rape Pests in Europe: Key Speciesfor Conservation Biocontrol; 3 Key Parasitoids of the Pests of Oilseed Rape in Europe:A Guide to Their Identification; 4 Ground Beetles as Predators of Oilseed Rape Pests: Incidence, Spatio-Temporal Distributions and Feeding; 5 Pests and Their Enemies in Spring Oilseed Rapein Europe and Challenges to Integrated Pest Management.
- Oilseed rape is a major arable crop in both Europe and North America. It is attacked by unique complexes of insect pests still largely controlled through the application of chemical insecticides. Crop management systems for the future must combine sustainability with environmental acceptability to satisfy both social and economic demands. This book, in its 17 chapters each led by a world expert, reviews research progress towards developing integrated pest management systems for the crop that enhance conservation biocontrol. This approach is particularly timely because of the development in Eur.
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