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Title Area-wide control of insect pests : from research to field implementation / edited by M.J.B. Vreysen, A.S. Robinson, J. Hendrichs
Published Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xv, 789 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Front Matter; Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management (AW-IPM): Principles, Practice and Prospects; Area-Wide Pest Management: Environmental, Economic and Food Issues; Engineering Insects for the Sterile Insect Technique; The hobo, Hermes and Herves Transposable Elements of Insects; Improving the Ecological Safety of Transgenic Insects for Field Release: New Vectors for Stability and Genomic Targeting; Development of an Embryonic Lethality System in Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata; New Sexing Strains for Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata : Transforming Females into Males
Summary "If major advances are to be made in coping with most of the major arthropod pest problems, then the tactics and strategies for managing such insects, ticks and mites must change. They must change from the current, limited scale, reactive, broad-spectrum measures to preventive measures that are target-pest specific and rigidly applied on an area-wide basis." E.F. Knipling on the occasion of receiving the World Food Prize on 12 October 1992
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Insect pests -- Integrated control
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Sciences de la vie.
Insect pests -- Integrated control.
Form Electronic book
Author Vreysen, M. J. B.
Robinson, A. S.
Hendrichs, J. (Jorge)
ISBN 9781402060595