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Integrated management of insect pests: Current and future developments


Dr Marcos Kogan is Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Director Emeritus of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University, USA. He is also Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Entomology at the University of Illinois. Professor Kogan is widely regarded as a pioneer in linking ecological theory with IPM practice. His numerous awards include Fellowship of the Entomological Society of America as well the ESA’s Founder Memorial Award.

Professor E. A. “Short” Heinrichs is Research Professor in Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.



Publication date:

Q3 2019

Length of book:

600 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786762603

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This volume summarises current developments in integrated pest management (IPM), focussing on insect pests.

Chapters discuss advances in understanding species and landscape ecology on which IPM is founded. The book then reviews advances in cultural, physical and, in particular, biological methods of control. Topics include developments in classical, conservation and augmentative biological control as well as the use of entomopathogenic fungi, viruses, nematodes and semiochemicals. The final parts of the book summarise current research on monitoring pesticide use as well as emerging classes of biopesticides.

Key features

  • Particular focus on advances in understanding insect species and landscape ecology, which provide the foundations for effective IPM 
  • Covers latest research on classical, conservation and augmentative biological control 
  • Reviews key developments in use of entomopathogenic fungi, viruses and nematodes

What others are saying...

"This book promises to be an invaluable reference for the IPM research community. The editors and authors represent an international pool of experts, as well as many pioneers, in this field. Their reflections on current status and future directions of IPM represent the best perspectives in this area."
Professor Timothy D. Schowalter, Louisiana State University, USA

Table of contents

Part 1 Ecological foundations of IPM
1.Advances in identification and monitoring of crop insect pests and applications to IPM: Michael E. Irwin, University of Illinois, USA;
2.Advances in understanding species ecology of crop insect pests and applications to IPM: Leonard Coop, Oregon State University, USA;
3.Integrated biodiversity management and the control of crop insect pests: the case of rice: Keizi Kiritani, formerly National Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Japan;
4.Advances in understanding agroecosystems ecology and applications to IPM: Casey Hoy, Ohio State University, USA;
5.Advances in understanding the ecology of invasive crop insect pests and their impact on IPM: Robert Venette, University of Minnesota, USA;
6.Advances in understanding the behavioural ecology of insect/crop plant interactions and applications to IPM: Michael Stout, Louisiana State University, USA;

Part 2 Cultural and physical methods in IPM
7.Advances in breeding crop plants for insect pest-resistance: E. A. Heinrichs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA;
8.Advances in application of genetic engineering of crop plants for insect pest resistance: Steve Naranjo, USDA-ARS, USA;
9.Biotechnology applications for integrated pest management: Karim Maredia, Michigan State University, USA;
10.Advances in physical control methods in IPM: Charles Vincent, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada;
11.Technological advances in Integrated pest management: Linton Winder, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, New Zealand;

Part 3 Biological methods in IPM
12.Advances in classical biological control in IPM: Ivan Milosavljevic, University of California-Riverside, USA;
13.Advances in conservation biological control and habitat management in IPM: Geoff Gurr, Charles Sturt University, Australia;
14.Advances in augmentative biological control in IPM: Joop van Lenteren, Wageningen University, The Netherlands;
15.Integrated pest management (IPM) in greenhouse and other protected cultivation systems: Margaret Skinner, University of Vermont, USA;
16.Advances in microbial control in IPM: entomopathogenic fungi: Travis Glare, Lincoln University, New Zealand;
17.Advances in microbial control in IPM: entomopathogenic viruses: Sean Moore, Citrus Research International, South Africa;
18.Advances in use of entomopathogenic nematodes in IPM: David Shapiro, USDA-ARS, USA;
19.Advances in genetic control of insect pests: the sterile male technique and other innovative approaches: Michael Bonsall, University of Oxford, UK;

Part 4 Chemical methods in IPM
20.Chemical control in IPM systems: Advances in selective pesticides and application systems: Graham Matthews, Imperial College London, UK;
21.Ecological impacts of pesticides and their mitigation within IPM systems: Linda Thomson, University of Melbourne, Australia;
22.Monitoring and minimizing health and environmental risks related to pesticides: Anthony Youdeowei, ICIPE/University of Greenwich, UK Director of PAN-UK, UK;
23.Neuropeptide-based pesticides: Shireen Davies, University of Glasgow, UK;

Part 5 Implementation
24.Integrated pest management (IPM) of nematodes: Driekie Fourie, North West University, South Africa;
25.Integrated pest management (IPM) of mites: Oscar Liburd, University of Florida, USA;
26.Economic assessment of IPM implementation: George Frisvold, University of Arizona, USA;