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Areawide pest management: theory and implementation.

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This book aims (1) to lay out the historical underpinnings of the areawide pest (including weeds, plant and stored grain insect pests) management (AWPM) and to highlight current activity in the field; (2) to delve into concepts that have direct impact on the successful implementation of AWPM, which include: (i) biological and ecological concepts important for understanding the dynamics of populati...


Chapter 20 (Page no: 467)

Boll weevil eradication: an areawide pest management effort.

This chapter describes an areawide pest management effort for the cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis; the most costly insect pest in the history of American agriculture) eradication in the USA (including North Carolina and South Carolina, California, Arizona and north-western Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, West Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas). This programme involves the use of traps, insecticides, diapause control, sex pheromones, sterile insect technique, host plant resistance, pathogens, predatory arthropods, parasitic wasps, and cultural methods of boll weevil control. The sociological, economic and environmental impacts of boll weevil eradication are discussed. The completion of the programme in many of the cotton-growing areas of the USA has resulted in cotton production systems with greatly improved economic and environmental sustainability.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) General introduction to areawide pest management. Author(s): Faust, R. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) History and ecological basis for areawide pest management. Author(s): Elliott, N. C. Onstad, D. W. Brewer, M. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 34) Establishing inter-agency, multidisciplinary areawide pest management programmes. Author(s): Nowierski, R. M. Meyer, H. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 60) Dispersal and migration of insects and their importance in pest management. Author(s): Byrne, D. N.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 81) A landscape perspective in managing vegetation for beneficial plant-pest- natural enemy interactions: a foundation for areawide pest management. Author(s): Brewer, M. J. Noma, T. Elliott, N. C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 97) Social and economic aspects of areawide pest management. Author(s): Keenan, S. P. Burgener, P. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 117) Environmental monitoring in areawide pest management. Author(s): Carlson, J. D. Sutherland, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 142) The role of databases in areawide pest management. Author(s): Catana, V. Elliott, N. Giles, K. Mirik, M. Porter, D. Hein, G. Peairs, F. Michels, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 159) Codling moth areawide integrated pest management. Author(s): Knight, A. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 191) Corn rootworm areawide pest management in the midwestern USA. Author(s): Chandler, L. D. Coppedge, J. R. Edwards, C. R. Tollefson, J. J. Wilde, G. R. Faust, R. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 208) Grape areawide pest management in Italy. Author(s): Ioriatti, C. Lucchi, A. Bagnoli, B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 226) Stored-grain insect areawide pest management. Author(s): Hagstrum, D. W. Flinn, P. W. Reed, C. R. Phillips, T. W.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 244) Aphid alert: how it came to be, what it achieved and why it proved unsustainable. Author(s): Radcliffe, E. B. Ragsdale, D. W. Suranyi, R. A. Difonzo, C. D. Hladilek, E. E.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 261) Areawide suppression of fire ants. Author(s): Aubuchon, M. D. Meer, R. K. van der
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 271) Salt cedar areawide pest management in the western USA. Author(s): Carruthers, R. I. Jack Deloach, C. Herr, J. C. Anderson, G. L. Knutson, A. E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 300) The Hawaii fruit fly areawide pest management programme. Author(s): Vargas, R. I. Mau, R. F. Jang, E. B. Faust, R. M. Wong, L.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 326) Areawide pest management for non-rice food crops in South-east Asia. Author(s): Hammig, M. D. Shepard, B. M. Carner, G. R. Dilts, R. Rauf, A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 351) Areawide rice insect pest management: a perspective of experiences in Asia. Author(s): Litsinger, J. A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 441) Areawide pest management of cereal aphids in dryland wheat systems of the Great Plains, USA. Author(s): Giles, K. Hein, G. Peairs, F.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 560) Current approaches to areawide pest management: obstacles and future directions. Author(s): Koul, O. Cuperus, G. W.