Egg Parasitoids in Agroecosystems with Emphasis on Trichogramma (Google eBook)

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Fernando L. Consoli, José Roberto Postali Parra, Roberto Antônio Zucchi
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 28, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 492 pages
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Egg Parasitoids in Agroecosystems with emphasis on Trichogramma was conceived to help in the promotion of biological control through egg parasitoids by providing both basic and applied information. The book has a series of chapters dedicated to the understanding of egg parasitoid taxonomy, development, nutrition and reproduction, host recognition and utilization, and their distribution and host associations. There are also several chapters focusing on the mass production and commercialization of egg parasitoids for biological control, addressing important issues such as parasitoid quality control, the risk assessment of egg parasitoids to non-target species, the use of egg parasitoids in integrated pest management programs and the impact of GMO on these natural enemies. Chapters provide an in depth analysis of the literature available, are richly illustrated, and propose future trends.

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3 Antennal Structures Used in Communication by Egg Parasitoids
Exploitation of Host Chemical Cues
5 Genetics of the Behavioral Ecology of Egg Parasitoids
6 Sex Ratio Modulators of Egg Parasitoids
Chalcidoidea with a Focus on the Genera Attacking Lepidoptera
8 Diversity and Hosts of Trichogramma in the New World with Emphasis in South America
9 Species Diversity and Host Associations of Trichogramma in Eurasia
10 Mass Rearing of Egg Parasitoids for Biological Control Programs
12 Quality Control of Mass Reared Egg Parasitoids
13 Biological Control with Egg Parasitoids other than Trichogramma the Citrus and Grape Cases
14 Egg Parasitoids Commercialization in the New World
15 Egg Parasitoids in Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management
16 Risk Assessment and Nontarget Effects of Egg Parasitoids in Biological Control
17 Genetically Modified Crops and Biological Control with Egg Parasitoids
Subject Index
Natural Enemy Species Index

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