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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 21 (Page no: 560)

Current approaches to areawide pest management: obstacles and future directions.

The objectives of areawide pest management (AWPM) have been directed to enhance the efficacy of non-pesticidal systems for pest control by reducing non-essential neurotoxins and to systematically reduce a target pest below a low residual level through the use of uniformly applied control measures over large, defined geographical areas. Other major objectives of AWPM have been to establish methods of monitoring insects for making pest management decisions, such as: (i) stored grain AWPM; (ii) to measure the efficacy of current pest management practices; (iii) to evaluate sanitation programmes; (iv) to reduce the risk of economic losses; and (v) to develop risk-management strategies. A recent endeavour was to stimulate a mosaic of different crops infested by a polyphagous pest insect to investigate the interplay between pest population growth, dispersal and control treatments termed 'sprays'. The goal has been to better understand the consequences of asynchronous versus synchronous control in areawide management. Thus, in the recent past, various approaches have been tried to make AWPM a success. This chapter describes the current approaches to AWPM and the obstacles to IPM implementation. Future directions are given.

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: 20 (Page no: 467) Boll weevil eradication: an areawide pest management effort. Author(s): Allen, C. T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Insect Biopesticide Research Centre, 30 Parkash Nagar, Jalandhar 144 003, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845933722
  • Record Number
  • 20083134940