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Foundations of an IPM program: detection, identification, and quantification


Michael E. Irwin

University of Illinois

Wendy Moore

University of Arizona

Publication date:

28 October 2019

ID: 9781838799366

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Integration of pest management efforts based on advanced technologies and multiple pest assessments in multi-field and areawide venues has led to a host of sophisticated approaches that continue to shape the discipline of integrated pest management (IPM). From the initial efforts, the concept of pest control has evolved into an established ecological, economic, and sociological paradigm. This chapter describes the bedrock components of IPM, pertinent to managing annual and perennial fruit, grain, vegetable, and greenhouse crops, as well as ornamentals. Although emphasis is placed on recently formulated and emerging technologies and their current and future impacts on the two foundational IPM components, the chapter also examines the status quo and provides insight into the constraints imposed by the state of technology and by society at large. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future trends in this area.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Detection and identification
3 Bioinformatics
4 The DNA transformation
5 Quantifying target organisms
6 Future trends and conclusion
7 Acknowledgements
8 References