Author(s): Neil Helyer
This Colour Handbook reviews the natural predators, parasites and pathogens used to control pest populations and analyses their characteristics and practical applications. It is designed to enable the reader to anticipate, recognise and resolve specific problems of pest management. Intended as a concise accessible reference to the field, this book will be of interest to a broad spectrum of academic, professional and lay readers; the growers and the consultants advising them, students in horticulture and crop science and scientists in a broad range of related disciplines. Superb, detailed colour photographs and line drawings of predator, parasite and pest species. Accessible, practical format. Covers all the major commercial planting environments; Arable, Orchard, Glasshouse and Ornamental (parks and gardens). Unique world wide coverage. Comperhensively corss-referenced by crop, pest, and pest control species (parasites and predators).
"...high quality photographs and accurate information... a practical guide for gardeners and a textbook for students studying applied entomology... will also be appreciated by naturalists." European Journal of Entomology
Plant Environments Arable crops Orchards Protected crops Practice and Application of Biological Control Parasitoids predators and pathogens Biological control strategies Integrated crop/pest management Pest Profiles Common pest species Aphids and psyllids Leaf hoppers Mealybugs Scale insects Whitefly Caterpillars (moths) Leaf miners Spider mites Thrips Sciarids Slugs and snails Beetles Vine weevils Woodlice Beneficial Profiles Ladybird beetles Ground beetles Rove beetles Tiger beetles Earwigs Dance Flies Hunter flies Hoverflies Predatory bugs Predatory midges Lacewings Centipedes Spiders Predatory mites Parasitoid wasps Entomopathogens Nematodes Fungi Bacteria Viruses