Sterile Insect Technique: Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management (Google eBook)

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Victor Arnold Dyck, Jorge Hendrichs, A. S. Robinson
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 23, 2006 - Nature - 801 pages
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The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly method of pest control that integrates well into area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes. A first of its kind, this book takes a generic, comprehensive, and global approach in describing the principles and practice of the SIT. The strengths and weaknesses, and successes and failures, of the SIT are evaluated openly and fairly from a scientific perspective. The SIT is applicable to some major pests of plant, animal and human health importance, and criteria are provided to guide in the selection of pests appropriate for the SIT. A great variety of subjects are covered, from the history of the SIT to improved prospects for its future application. The major chapters discuss the principles, technical components, and application of sterile insects. The four main strategic options in using the SIT - suppression, containment, prevention, and eradication - with examples of each option, are described in detail. Other chapters deal with supportive technologies, economic, environmental, and management considerations, and the socio-economic impact of AW-IPM programmes that integrate the SIT.
  

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Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
40
BASIC ELEMENTS OF SIT
50
IMPROVEMENTS IN SIT TECHNOLOGIES
59
TECHNIQUE
69
3
95
Inherited Sterility in Insects
115
Mathematical Models for the Use of Sterile Insects
147
TECHNICAL COMPONENTS OF THE STERILE
175
Population Suppression in Support of the Sterile Insect Technique
407
Genetic Sexing Strains in Mediterranean Fruit Fly an Example
427
Use of Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis
452
1
479
Environment and the Sterile Insect Technique
499
Management of AreaWide Integrated Pest Management Programmes
525
Public Relations and Political Support in AreaWide Integrated Pest
547
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176
MassRearing for Sterile Insect Release
209
AreaWide Integrated Pest Management 3968
225
Sterilizing Insects with Ionizing Radiation
233
A Bakri K Mehta and D R Lance
269
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297
Monitoring Sterile and Wild Insects in AreaWide Integrated Pest
325
Procedures for Declaring Pest Free Status
363
SUPPORTIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE
387
Misconceptions and Constraints
601
IMPACT OF AREAWIDE INTEGRATED PEST
627
Impact of Fruit Fly Control Programmes Using the Sterile Insect
651
Impact of Moth SuppressionEradication Programmes Using
677
Potential Impact of Tsetse Fly Control Involving the Sterile Insect
701
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STERILE
724
AUTHOR INDEX
761
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