Over 98% of sprayed insecticides and 95% of herbicides reach a destination other than their target species, including non-target species, air, water and soil. The extensive reliance on insecticide use reduces biodiversity, contributes to pollinator decline, destroys habitat, and threatens endangered species. This book offers a more effective application of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, on an area-wide (AW) or population-wide (AW-IPM) basis, which aims at the management of the total population of a pest, involving a coordinated effort over often larger areas. For major livestock pests, vectors of human diseases and pests of high-value crops with low pest tolerance, there are compelling economic reasons for participating in AW-IPM.
This new textbook attempts to address various fundamental components of AW-IPM, e.g. the importance of relevant problem-solving research, the need for planning and essential baseline data collection, the significance of integrating adequate tools for appropriate control strategies, and the value of pilot trials, etc. With chapters authored by 184 experts from more than 31 countries, the book includes many technical advances in the areas of genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, resistance management, and social sciences that facilitate the planning and implementing of area-wide strategies.
The book is essential reading for the academic and applied research community as well as national and regional government plant and human/animal health authorities with responsibility for protecting plant and human/animal health.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
section Section 1|230 pages
Operational Area-Wide Programmes
chapter |16 pages
Biological Control: Cornerstone of Area-Wide-Integrated Pest Management for the Cassava Mealybug in Tropical Asia
chapter |17 pages chapter |42 pages
Technology Used by Field Managers for Pink Bollworm Eradication with its Successful Outcome in the United States and Mexico
chapter |17 pages
The Suppression of the False Codling Moth in South Africa Using an AW-IPM Approach with a Sit Component
chapter |17 pages
The Chinese Citrus Fly, Bactrocera minax (Diptera: Tephritidae): A Review of its Biology, Behaviour and Area-Wide Management
section Section 2|229 pages
Animal and Human Health
chapter |24 pages
Advances in Integrated Tick Management Research for Area-Wide Mitigation of Tick-Borne Disease Burden
chapter |13 pages
Phylogeography and Insecticide Resistance of the New World Screwworm Fly in South America and the Caribbean
chapter |38 pages section Section 3|154 pages
Climate Change, Global Trade and Invasive Species
chapter |14 pages chapter |19 pages chapter |10 pages chapter |20 pages chapter |16 pages section Section 4|147 pages
Regulatory and Socio-Economic Issues
chapter |13 pages chapter |16 pages
Industry-Driven Area-Wide Management of Queensland Fruit Fly in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia: Can it Work?
chapter |19 pages
A Successful Community-Based Pilot Programme to Control Insect Vectors of Chagas Disease in Rural Guatemala
section Section 5|183 pages
New Developments and Tools for Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Programmes