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"Crop pests are a major and constantly changing threat to sustainable agriculture. Leaders in the field of Integrated Pest Management, Dr Michelle Fountain and Dr Tom Pope, have compiled this timely book on the subject of monitoring crop pests, bringing together the latest developments in this area. Knowing your enemy – through monitoring – is important in planning control interventions and serves as a foundation for effective and appropriate pest management. The book is timely due to increasing challenges with the spread of invasive pests and pesticide resistant biotypes as well as the expansion in pest distributions caused by climate change." (Professor Toby Bruce, Keele University, UK)
“Detection methodologies and monitoring schemes provide qualitative and quantitative information on potential pests and natural enemies critical to sustaining and enhancing landscapes, be they agricultural or natural. Literature is rife with sampling procedures for sizing up pest problems; few however focus on what each technique detects and measures nor its genuine utility. Advances in monitoring of native and invasive insect pests of crops, edited by Dr Michelle Fountain and Dr Tom Pope, addresses these very concerns in a comprehensive manner. This book is a gem you will want within easy reach because it provides detailed information on the detection and monitoring methods that lead to effective solutions.” (Emeritus Professor Michael E. Irwin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA and Adjunct Scientist, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA)
"Monitoring has an essential role in the management of the native and invasive species of insect that infest crops. New techniques and tools are being developed all the time and there is considerable potential for them to be adopted widely and adapted, if shown to be effective for one or more pests. This book is a timely review of the approaches that are being used, or are under development, throughout the world and will be of great value to practitioners, the research community and to those learning about pest insect management." (Professor Rosemary Collier, University of Warwick, UK)
Part 1 Detection
Part 2 Identification, modelling and risk assessment
Part 3 Invasive species