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Optical manipulation of arthropod pests and beneficials.

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This book presents the current knowledge on arthropod vision and the results of successful manipulations of arthropods. It also suggests new methods for using optical manipulation to protect against arthropod pests and to improve the performance of beneficial arthropods. Due to the applied nature of this book, only brief overviews of the knowledge about light, vision and behavior are included (Chapters 2 and 3). The main applied information is presented in Chapters 6-9. The information in Chapters 3 and 7 is classified by the orders and families of the arthropods. It is hoped that this book will enhance the use of optical manipulation as a component of integrated pest management.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction and summaries of chapters. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Light in the agricultural environment. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D. Horváth, G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 19) Arthropod vision. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D. Lim, U. T. Horváth, G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 60) Visual interactions between plants and arthropods. Author(s): Lev-Yadun, S. Ben-Yakir, D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 76) Deterrence of pests. Author(s): Martini, X. Funderburk, J. E. Ben-Yakir, D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 101) Attraction of pests. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D. Horváth, G. Tol, R. W. H. M. van
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 141) Attraction of beneficials. Author(s): Shimoda, M. Ben-Yakir, D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 148) Manipulation of chronobiology. Author(s): Abrieux, A. Gottlieb, D. Chiu, J. C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 161) Current status and future prospects. Author(s): Ben-Yakir, D.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394705
  • Record Number
  • 20203238020