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The synergism of biocontrol and plant resistance: a path to advance IPM to higher levels of integration

Code: 9781838799601
Marcos Kogan, Oregon State University, USA

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews the future evolution of integrated pest management (IPM). It identifies the ways modern agriculture has disrupted plant defences and the control of pests by their natural enemies. The chapter discusses ways of restoring and enhancing these controls both through breeding and the use of biological methods. It demonstrates how IPM can be taken to the next level with a case study of a pome fruit IPM program in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2019.0047.35
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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Agriculture at the dawn of the twenty-first century and the surge of pest problems 3 Crop-plant domestication and the breakdown of plant defenses 4 Crop-plant domestication and the disruption of natural controls 5 Restoring resistance in modern varieties while retaining productivity and enhancing biological control 6 Host selection by arthropod pests and their natural enemies 7 Plant defenses against arthropod pests and their natural enemies 8 Achieving higher levels of IPM integration: exploring the synergism of plant resistance and biological control 9 Pome fruit IPM in the Pacific NW: steps toward higher levels of integration 10 Conclusion and future trends 11 Acknowledgements 12 Where to look for further information 13 References

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