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Progress in understanding and managing insect pests affecting sugarcane

Code: 9781838796020
François-Régis Goebel, CIRAD, France; Julien M. Beuzelin, University of Florida, USA; and Mike J. Way , South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI), South Africa

Chapter synopsis: This chapter describes major achievements in pest management in sugarcane agroecosystems based on applied research conducted in different countries. The focus of the chapter is on two major groups of pests: stalk borers (Lepidoptera) and white grubs (Coleoptera). Chapter sections address determination of crop losses, biological control using parasitoids and entomopathogens, push-pull strategies with the use of companion (or service) plants, agricultural practices and their influence on pest population dynamics, insecticide use and biosecurity. The chapter also discusses new tools for pest detection and management such as modeling, remote sensing and use of geographical information systems (GIS). The chapter looks ahead to future developments such as an integrated pest management system for pests of sugarcane.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0035.25
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Categories of sugarcane pests 3 Estimating sugarcane crop losses from pests 4 Biological control and habitat management of sugarcane pests 5 Cultural control of sugarcane pests 6 Insecticides 7 Remote sensing, GIS and population modelling of sugarcane pests 8 Biosecurity 9 Conclusion and future trends 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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