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Biocontrol of Oilseed Rape Pests

Edited by David V. Alford

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Author: Edited by David V. Alford

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Oilseed rape, a major crop in many parts of the world, is attacked by a wide range of insect pests, many of which are of considerable economic importance. With the increasing demand to reduce agrochemical inputs on arable crops, the Commission of the European Communities supported a three-year programme in which scientific participants reviewed the natural enemies of oilseed rape insect pests. The various outputs from this important work form the basis of this comprehensive new book.

Biocontrol of Oilseed Rape Pests commences with a review of the oilseed rape crop, followed by chapters on pests, pest management strategies and parasitoids of specific pests or groups of pests. Detailed information is also included on sampling, trapping and rearing pests, their parasitoids and predators; the identification of hymenopterous parasitoids; pathogens of oilseed rape pests, predators, predator taxonomy and identification, and the impact of on-farm landscape structures and systems on predators. 

This book is an essential purchase for all those involved with oilseed rape and for anyone with an interest in agricultural biocontrol strategies. It is also essential reading and an invaluable source of reference for agricultural scientists, entomologists, crop protection specialists, advisers and consultants. All agrochemical companies should have multiple copies of this book on their shelves, as should all libraries in universities and research establishments where biological and agricultural sciences are studied and taught. 

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Author Edited by David V. Alford
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 368 pp
ISBN 9780632054275
Publication date March 2003
Book Type Hardcover



  1. The Oilseed Rape Crop
  2. Insect Pests of Oilseed Rape Crops
  3. Management of Oilseed Rape Pests
  4. Parasitoids of Pollen Beetles
  5. Parasitoids of Ceutorhynchid Stem Weevils
  6. Parasitoids of Cabbage Seed Weevil
  7. Parasitoids of Brassica Pod Midge
  8. Parasitoids of Flea Beetles
  9. Parasitoids of Miscellaneous Pests
  10. Sampling, Trapping and Rearing Oilseed Rape Pests and their Parasitoids
  11. Identification of Hymenopterous Parasitoids Associated with Oilseed Rape Pests
  12. Predators of Oilseed Rape Pests
  13. Taxonomy and Identification of Predators
  14. Sampling, Trapping and Rearing of Predators
  15. Impact of On-Farm Landscape Structures and Farming Systems on Predators
  16. Predators as Biocontrol Agents of Oilseed Rape Pests
  17. Pathogens of Oilseed Rape Pests

Author Index
General Index

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