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Western corn rootworm: ecology and management.

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This book provides a comprehensive review of the current knowledge of Western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, and how it might be managed both in North America and in Europe. Comparisons are drawn between plant protection techniques currently applied in North America and their potential application in Europe. Cultural, biotechnical and biological control measures are also addressed,...


Chapter 14 (Page no: 285)

Maize growing, maize high-risk areas and potential yield losses due to western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) damage in selected European countries.

Results are presented of an experiment conducted to analyse the distribution and proportion of maize production in relation to arable land in France, Germany, Italy, Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The obtained data would form the basis for modelling yield losses and economic damage in high-risk areas in Europe.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Invasive alien species - a threat to global biodiversity and opportunities to prevent and manage them. Author(s): Wittenberg, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 29) Monitoring of western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in Europe 1992-2003. Author(s): Kiss, J. Edwards, C. R. Berger, H. K. Cate, P. Cean, M. Cheek, S. Derron, J. Festić, H. Furlan, L. Igrc-Barčić, J. Ivanova, I. Lammers, W. Omelyuta, V. Princzinger, G. Reynaud, P. Sivcev, I. Sivicek, P. Urek, G. Vahala, O.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) A synopsis of the nutritional ecology of larvae and adults of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (LeConte) in the new and old world - nouvelle cuisine for the invasive maize pest Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in Europe? Author(s): Moeser, J. Hibbard, B. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 67) Western corn rootworm, cucurbits and cucurbitacins. Author(s): Tallamy, D. W. Hibbard, B. E. Clark, T. L. Gillespie, J. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 95) Natural mortality factors acting on western corn rootworm populations: a comparison between the United States and Central Europe. Author(s): Toepfer, S. Kuhlmann, U.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 121) Movement, dispersal and behaviour of western corn rootworm adults in rotated maize and soybean fields. Author(s): Spencer, J. L. Levine, E. Isard, S. A. Mabry, T. R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 145) Within-field spatial variation of northern corn rootworm distributions. Author(s): Ellsbury, M. M. Clay, S. A. Clay, D. E. Malo, D. D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 155) Heterogeneous landscapes and variable behaviour: modelling rootworm evolution and geographical spread. Author(s): Onstad, D. W. Guse, C. A. Crowder, D. W.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 169) Sampling devices and decision rule development for western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) adults in soybean to predict subsequent damage to maize in Indiana. Author(s): Gerber, C. K. Edwards, C. R. Bledsoe, L. W. Obermeyer, J. L. Barna, G. Foster, R. E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 189) Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) and the crop rotation systems in Europe. Author(s): Kiss, J. Komáromi, J. Bayar, K. Edwards, C. R. Hatala-Zsellér, I.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 221) Application of the areawide concept using semiochemical-based insecticide baits for managing the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) variant in the eastern Midwest. Author(s): Gerber, C. K. Edwards, C. R. Bledsoe, L. W. Gray, M. E. Steffey, K. L. Chandler, L. D.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 239) Genetically enhanced maize as a potential management option for corn rootworm: YieldGard® rootworm maize case study. Author(s): Ward, D. P. DeGooyer, T. A. Vaughn, T. T. Head, G. P. McKee, M. J. Astwood, J. D. Pershing, J. C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 263) Is classical biological control against western corn rootworm in Europe a potential sustainable management strategy? Author(s): Kuhlmann, U. Toepfer, S. Feng Zhang

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Department for National and International Plant Health, Stahnsdorfer Damm 81, 14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851998176
  • Record Number
  • 20053000957