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Insect pest management.

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This book aims to provide an overview of insect pest management, highlighting the major problem areas and contentious issues and, where possible, attempting to identify promising lines and directions for future research and implementation. The book includes descriptions and explanations of the different control measures and their use, categorized as insecticides, host plant resistance, biological ...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 103)

Host plant resistance.

This chapter deals with host plant resistance to pests, discussing the genetics of virulence and resistance, resistance evaluation, breeding methods and new plant breeding techniques. The potential of host plant resistance as a means of managing insect pests has always been considered fundamental within an overall pest management strategy. In practice, however, it has rarely lived up to its potential. Despite the emphasis on the identification of mechanisms of resistance to insect pests, relatively few cultivars have been produced that are resistant to insects. The introduction of the latest plant-breeding methods offers a whole suite of new options for developing resistant crop plants, and although not all techniques have yet produced and deployed insect resistance, this is largely only a matter of time and prioritization.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Dent, D. Binks, R. H.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Sampling, monitoring and forecasting. Author(s): Dent, D. Binks, R. H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) Yield loss. Author(s): Dent, D. Binks, R. H.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 67) Insecticides. Author(s): Dent, D. Binks, R. H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 151) Biological control. Author(s): Dent, D. Binks, R. H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 198) Cultural and interference methods. Author(s): Dent, D. Binks, R. H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 225) Legislation, codes of conduct and conventions. Author(s): Dent, D. Binks, R. H.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 233) Programme design, management and implementation. Author(s): Dent, D. Binks, R. H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 268) Driving forces and future prospects for IPM. Author(s): Dent, D. Binks, R. H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Dent Associates Ltd, Saham Toney, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789241051
  • Record Number
  • 20203506559