Type: Book

Advances in monitoring of native and invasive insect pests of crops


Dr Michelle Fountain is Head of Pest and Pathogen Ecology at the world-famous NIAB-EMR (East Malling Research), UK. She is internationally renowned for her research on pest monitoring and identification and their role in integrated pest management (IPM) in horticulture. Dr Fountain is co-editor of Integrated management of diseases and pests of tree fruit, published by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing in 2019. Dr Tom Pope is Reader in Entomology at Harper Adams University, one of the leading agricultural universities in the UK. A fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, Dr Pope is a globally recognised expert in tracking and understanding the behaviour of insect and other pests as well as in the design and implementation of IPM programmes.



Publication date:

Q1 2023

Length of book:

400 pages

ISBN-13: 9781801461078

Hardback - £150.00
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Insect pests remain a major threat to crop production primarily because of their ability to inflict severe damage on crop yields, as well as their role as key vectors of disease. Early identification of pests is critical to the success of integrated pest management (IPM) programmes and essential for the development of phytosanitary/quarantine regimes to prevent the introduction of invasive insect pests to new environments.

Advances in monitoring of native and invasive insect pests of crops reviews the wealth of research on techniques to monitor and thus prevent threats from both native and invasive insect pests. The book considers recent advances in areas such as sampling, identifying and modelling pest populations.

With its considered approach, the book explores current best practices for the detection, identification and modelling of native and invasive insect pests of crops. The contributors offer farmers informed advice on how to mitigate a growing problem which has been exacerbated as a result of climate change.

Key features

  • Highlights the relationship between climate change and the emergence of invasive insect crop pests  
  • Considers the key challenges facing the identification of crop insect pests and the role of new, emerging technologies in improving the rate of detection (e.g. image-based, DNA barcoding) 
  • Reviews the establishment of successful integrated pest management (IPM) programmes to control and/or eradicate the existence of invasive species

Table of contents

Part 1 Detection
1.Advances in techniques for trapping crop insect pests: Archie Murchie, AFBI, UK.;
2.Advances and challenges in monitoring crop insect pests: the US experience: Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University, USA;
3.Developments in sampling/survey design for monitoring crop insect pests: Nicholas Manoukis, USDA-ARS, USA;
4.Developments in crop insect pest detection techniques: Richard Mankin, USDA-ARS, USA;
5.Monitoring airborne movement of crop insect pests: Alistair Drake, Australian Defence Force Academy-University of New South Wales, Australia;

Part 2 Identification, modelling and risk assessment
6.DNA barcoding/marker microarray techniques for more accurate identification of crop insect pests: Robert Young, University of Guelph, Canada;
7.Advances in image-based identification and analysis of crop insect pests: Daniel Guyer, Michigan State University, USA;
8.Advances in crop insect pest population growth models: Mike Brewer, Texas A&M University, USA;
9.Advances in pest risk assessment techniques for crop insect pests: Mark Ramsden, ADAS, UK;

Part 3 Invasive species
10.Assessing the potential economic impact of invasive insect and plant species: Alfons Oude Lansink, Wageningen University, The Netherlands;
11.Developing effective phytosanitary measures to prevent invasive insect pests: Alan MacLeod, DEFRA, UK;
12.Developing successful IPM programmes to control/eradicate invasive species: Amy Morey, University of Minnesota, USA;