Sterile Insect Technique: Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management

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V.A. Dyck, J. Hendrichs, A.S. Robinson
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 23, 2006 - Science - 787 pages
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It is a challenge to bring together all relevant information about the sterile insect technique (SIT) and its application in area-wide integrated pest management (AW- IPM) programmes; this book is the first attempt to do this in a thematic way. Since SIT practitioners tend to operate in the context of only one insect pest species, it was also a challenge for authors to develop and write their chapters from generic and global points of view, stressing the principles of the technology, and including examples from a range of pest species. We appreciate the understanding shown by the authors in accepting our many suggestions to emphasize the principles of the technology and to minimize details of field programmes. We also thank them for their patience with the prolonged editing process of the book. We are especially grateful to the authors for writing the chapters without financial compensation. Authors who are retired, or worked on their own time, deserve special commendation. Each chapter was peer-reviewed, and we thank the reviewers for helping to make the book accurate, complete, up-to-date, and generic in content. The need for this book has been evident for many years, and now that it has finally been published, it is expected to serve the scientific community for many years to come. We are pleased to have been able to participate in its development.
 

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Contents

W KLASSEN
40
BASIC ELEMENTS OF SIT
50
IMPROVEMENTS INSIT TECHNOLOGIES 4
59
39
67
R LANCE1 AND D O MCINNIS2
70
BIOLOGY AND STERILE INSECT PRODUCTION
80
69
88
TECHNIQUE
95
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
J Hendrichs M J B Vreysen W R Enkerlin and J P Cayol
563
DEFINITIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS
566
STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS IN RELATION TO PEST STATUS AND TARGET
576

Inherited Sterility in Insects
115
Mathematical Models for the Use of Sterile Insects
147
TECHNICAL COMPONENTS OF THE STERILE
175
3
209
AreaWide Integrated Pest Management 3968
225
Sterilizing Insects with Ionizing Radiation
233
A Bakri K Mehta and D R Lance
269
Monitoring Sterile and Wild Insects in AreaWide Integrated Pest
325
2
363
Management Programmes 325 M J B Vreysen
407
Genetic Sexing Strains in Mediterranean Fruit Fly an Example
427
Impact of Fruit Fly Control Programmes Using the Sterile Insect
449
AreaWide Integrated Pest Management 563600
597
2
601
IMPACT OF AREAWIDE INTEGRATED PEST
627
3
628
W R ENKERLIN
652
AreaWide Integrated Pest Management 651676
673
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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