Type: Book

Integrated management of diseases and insect pests of tree fruit

Editors

Professor Xiangming Xu is Head of the Department of Pest and Pathogen Ecology at the world-famous NIAB-EMR (East Malling Research). Founded over 100 years ago, East Malling has long been a global pioneer in horticultural research. Professor Xu has an global reputation in fruit fungal pathogens research.

Dr Michelle Fountain is Deputy Head of the Department of Pest and Pathogen Ecology at the world-famous NIAB-EMR (East Malling Research). Founded over 100 years ago, East Malling has long been a global pioneer in horticultural research. Dr Fountain is an internationally-known expert on fruit insect pests and their management.

Dimensions:

229x152mm
6x9"

Publication date:

20 August 2019

Length of book:

480 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786762566

Hardback
£210.00
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Description

This collection reviews advances in understanding key diseases and insect pests of tree fruit.

Chapters summarise current research on what causes key fungal diseases (apple scab, powdery mildew, apple replant diseases, apple canker and brown rot), bacterial and viral diseases (fire blight, brown spot, apple mosaic virus and plum pox).

The book discusses integrated fruit disease management techniques such as surveillance, breeding disease-resistant varieties, improved fungicide application as well as the use of biocontrol agents. Other chapters review the ecology of major insect pests (aphids, tortricid moths, mites, mirids, fruit flies and apple maggot flies). Chapters also assess ways of improving integrated pest management (IPM) techniques for tree fruit, from monitoring and forecasting to agronomic practices and methods of biological control.

Key features

  • Comprehensive review of current research on the causes of major fungal, bacterial and viral diseases of tree fruit 
  • Summarises current understanding of the ecology of key insect pests of tree fruit 
  • Assesses ways of improving integrated disease and pest management, with a particular focus on biological control

Table of contents

Part 1 Fruit diseases
1.Fungal diseases of fruit: apple scab: Xiangming Xu, NIAB-EMR, UK;
2.Fungal diseases of fruit: powdery mildew: Achour Amiri, Washington State University, USA;
3.Fungal diseases of fruit: apple replant disease: Zhiquan Mao, Shandong Agricultural University, China;
4.Fungal diseases of fruit: apple canker in Europe: Robert Saville, NIAB-EMR, UK;
5.Fungal diseases of fruit: apple canker in Asia: Baohua Li, Qingdao Agricultural University, China;
6.Fungal diseases of fruit: brown rot: Imre Holb, University of Debrecen, Hungary;
7.Viral diseases of fruit: apple mosaic virus: Karel Petrik, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Czech Republic;
8.Viral diseases of fruit: plum pox: Pedro Martinez-Gomez, CEBAS-CSIC, Spain;

Part 2 Integrated fruit disease management
9.Disease monitoring and forecasting in integrated fruit disease management: Angela Berrie, NIAB-EMR, UK;
10.Breeding disease-resistant fruit varieties: Vincent Bus, Plant and Food Research, New Zealand;
11.Improving plant propagation methods for fruit disease control: Ioannis Tzanetakis, University of Arkansas, USA;
12.Improving fungicide use in integrated fruit disease management: Mengjun Hu, University of Maryland, USA;
13.Use of biocontrol agents and biostimulants in fruit tree disease management: Jurgen Kohl, Wageningen University, The Netherlands;
14.New techniques for managing post-harvest diseases of fruit: Antonio Ippolito, University of Bari, Italy;

Part 3 Insect pests of fruit
15.Insect pests of fruit: aphids: Giuseepe Cocuzza, University of Catania, Italy;
16.Insect pests of fruit: tortricid moths: Alan Knight, USDA-ARS, USA;
17.Insect pests of fruit: mites: Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffries, Clemson University, USA;
18.Insect pests of fruit: fruit flies: Neil Audsley, FERA, UK;

Part 4 Integrated management of fruit insect pests
19.Cultural control/agronomic practices to prevent or manage fruit insect pests: Matt Grieshop, Michigan State University, USA;
20.Improving monitoring and forecasting in integrated management of fruit insect pests: Tim Belien, pcfruit, Belgium;
21.Biological control in integrated management of fruit insect pests: the use of semiochemicals: Larry Gut, Michigan State University, USA;
22.Optimising insecticide use in integrated management of fruit insect pests: Claudio Ioriatti, FMACH, Italy;