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Author Muniappan, R

Title Biological Control of Tropical Weeds Using Arthropods
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (509 p.)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; 1 Biological control of weeds in the tropics and sustainability; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Management strategies; 1.3 Biological control; 1.4 Technology transfer; 1.5 Economics of biological control of weeds; 1.6 Conflict of interest resolution; 1.7 Sustainability; 1.8 Conclusion; References; 2 Acacia nilotica ssp. indica (L.) Willd. ex Del. (Mimosaceae); 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Detrimental effects; 2.3 Beneficial effects; 2.4 Why biological control?; 2.5 Native-range studies; 2.6 Biological control agents
2.6.1 Bruchidius sahlbergi Schilsky (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)2.6.2 Cuphodes profluens (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae); 2.6.3 Homichloda barkeri (Jacoby) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae); 2.6.4 Chiasmia inconspicua (Warren) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae); 2.6.5 Chiasmia assimilis (Warren) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae); 2.6.6 Cometaster pyrula (Hopffer) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae); 2.6.7 Acizzia melanocephala (Burckhardt and Mifsud) (Hemiptera: Psyllidae); 2.6.8 Isturgia deeraria (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae); 2.6.9 Isturgia disputaria (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
2.7 Impact of biological control2.8 Factors influencing biological control; 2.8.1 Establishment and abundance; 2.8.2 Genetic constraints; 2.8.3 Plant response to herbivory; 2.8.4 Abiotic factors; 2.9 Future research; 2.9.1 Plant genotypes; 2.9.2 Climatic suitability; 2.9.3 Plant response to herbivory; 2.9.4 Field host range; 2.10 Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; 3 Australian Acacia species (Mimosaceae) in South Africa; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Biology of the invasive Australian Acacia species; 3.3 Conflicts of interest: the South African situation; 3.4 Biological Control
3.4.1 Acquired natural enemies3.5 Classical biological control; 3.5.1 The bud-galling wasps, Trichilogaster spp.(Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae); Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae Froggatt; Trichilogaster signiventris (Girault); 3.5.2 The leaf-spotting bug, Rayieria sp.(Hemiptera: Miridae); 3.5.3 The seed-feeding weevils, Melanterius species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae); 3.5.4 The flower-galling midges, Dasineura species (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae); Dasineura dielsi Rubsaamen on A. cyclops; Dasineura rubiformis Kolesik on A. mearnsii
3.6 The seed-feeding wasps Bruchophagus species Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae)Bruchophagus orarius Neser and Prinsloo on A. longifolia; Bruchophagus acaciae (Cameron) on A. dealbata; 3.7 Impacts of seed-reducing agents against invasive tree species; References; 4 Ageratina adenophora (Sprengel) King and Robinson (Asteraceae); 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Biological control initiatives; 4.2.1 Biology of Procecidochares utilis; 4.2.2 Gall development; 4.2.3 Effect of gall induction on the plant; 4.2.4 Effect of parasitism on P. utilis; 4.2.5 Other natural enemies recorded on A. adenophora
Oidaematophorus beneficus Yano and Heppner (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae)
Summary Weeds are a major constraint to agricultural production, particularly in the developing world. Cost-efficient biological control is a self-sustaining way to reduce this problem, and produces fewer non-target effects than chemical methods, which can cause serious damage to the environment. This book covers the origin, distribution, and ecology of twenty model invasive weed species, which occur in habitats from tropical to temperate to aquatic. Sustainable biological control of each weed using one or more arthropods is discussed. The aim is to provide ecological management models for use across
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Author Reddy, Gadi V. P
Raman, Anantanarayanan
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