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Cover for Western corn rootworm: ecology and management.

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...

Author(s)
Vidal, S.; Kuhlmann, U.; Edwards, C. R.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851998176)
Type
Book
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Cover for Sampling devices and decision rule development for western corn rootworm (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Diabrotica virgifera virgifera</i> LeConte) adults in soybean to predict subsequent damage to maize in Indiana.

Results are presented of experiments conducted during 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 in Indiana, USA, to develop a sampling programme for adult Western corn rootworm (WCR) in the maize/soyabean rotational system and to establish an economic injury level and an economic threshold based on WCR adult...

Author(s)
Gerber, C. K.; Edwards, C. R.; Bledsoe, L. W.; Obermeyer, J. L.; Barna, G.; Foster, R. E.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851998176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Western corn rootworm (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Diabrotica virgifera virgifera</i> LeConte) and the crop rotation systems in Europe.

This chapter presents an overview on the hypotheses for the development of the new rotation-tolerant Western corn rootworm (WCR) variant, attraction of different crops to WCR adults and their feeding on non-maize crops, development of WCR adults in maize following different crops, and population...

Author(s)
Kiss, J.; Komáromi, J.; Bayar, K.; Edwards, C. R.; Hatala-Zsellér, I.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851998176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Application of the areawide concept using semiochemical-based insecticide baits for managing the western corn rootworm (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Diabrotica virgifera virgifera</i> LeConte) variant in the eastern Midwest.

An areawide pest management (AWPM) programme was initiated in 1996 and data were collected during 1997-2002 to evaluate the Western corn rootworm (WCR) AWPM concept on the WCR variant located in northwestern Indiana and east-central Illinois, USA, with the use of semiochemical-based insecticide...

Author(s)
Gerber, C. K.; Edwards, C. R.; Bledsoe, L. W.; Gray, M. E.; Steffey, K. L.; Chandler, L. D.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851998176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Is classical biological control against western corn rootworm in Europe a potential sustainable management strategy?

This chapter describes a 3-year study implemented to evaluate the potential of classical biological control as a sustainable management strategy for Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in Europe. It is divided into 4 sections applying the step-by-step approach for classical biological control and...

Author(s)
Kuhlmann, U.; Toepfer, S.; Feng Zhang
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851998176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Monitoring of western corn rootworm (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Diabrotica virgifera virgifera</i> LeConte) in Europe 1992-2003.

This chapter presents an overview of Western corn rootworm (WCR) monitoring in Europe from 1992 to 2003. The other topics covered include monitoring as a tool for multiple purposes and some characteristics of the spread of WCR in Europe.

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.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851998176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Movement, dispersal and behaviour of western corn rootworm adults in rotated maize and soybean fields.

This chapter discusses topics on Western corn rootworm (WCR), Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, biology and history, resistance to crop rotation (in maize and soyabean fields), WCR movement, movement and the WCR life cycle, factors influencing movement, measuring movement, diet and movement, and diet ...

Author(s)
Spencer, J. L.; Levine, E.; Isard, S. A.; Mabry, T. R.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851998176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Heterogeneous landscapes and variable behaviour: modelling rootworm evolution and geographical spread.

This chapter describes a variety of models that help explain the current distribution on the rotation-resistant phenotype over geographical space and the evolution of Western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, to crop rotation, and examine strategies for delaying resistance to...

Author(s)
Onstad, D. W.; Guse, C. A.; Crowder, D. W.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851998176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetically enhanced maize as a potential management option for corn rootworm: YieldGard® rootworm maize case study.

This chapter examines the current management strategies and their limitations in USA maize production and the potential benefits of managing these pests with a developed corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.)-protected maize. The topics covered include development of a genetic solution for corn rootworm...

Author(s)
Ward, D. P.; DeGooyer, T. A.; Vaughn, T. T.; Head, G. P.; McKee, M. J.; Astwood, J. D.; Pershing, J. C.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851998176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Maize growing, maize high-risk areas and potential yield losses due to western corn rootworm (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Diabrotica virgifera virgifera</i>) 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...

Author(s)
Baufeld, P.; Enzian, S.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851998176)
Type
Book chapter

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