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Integrated management of tortricid pests of tree fruit

Code: 9781838799113
Alan L. Knight, USDA-ARS, USA; Gary J. R. Judd, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Canada; Todd Gilligan, USDA-APHIS-PPQ, USA; Eduardo Fuentes-Contreras, Universidad de Talca, Chile; and William B. Walker III, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Chapter synopsis: A group of relatively small moths in the family Tortricidae is commonly the most destructive insect pests of deciduous tree fruits throughout the world. This chapter summarizes the recent literature associated with several applied aspects of tortricid management. After an introduction to tortricid systematics and general biology, the chapter examines key species, distribution and dispersal mechanisms of tortricids. The chapter describes insecticide use in organic tree fruit production, as well as techniques of physical crop protection and biological control, including mating disruption and precision pest management. Finally, the chapter examines area-wide integrated pest management (IPM), post-harvest management and molecular tools, as well as looking ahead to future research trends in this area.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Tortricid systematics and general biology 3 Key species, distribution and dispersal mechanisms 4 Insecticide programmes 5 Insecticide use in organic tree fruit production 6 Physical crop protection 7 Biological control 8 Mating disruption 9 Precision pest management 10 Area-wide IPM 11 Post-harvest management 12 Molecular tools 13 Future trends and conclusion 14 Where to look for further information 15 References

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