Whiteflies and Aphids: Natural Occurrences, Biological Control and Plant Responses

Dawn L. Reeves (Editor)

Series: Insects and Other Terrestrial Arthropods: Biology, Chemistry and Behavior
BISAC: NAT017000

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Whiteflies are one of the major insect pests of greenhouse production systems worldwide, feeding on a wide-range of greenhouse-grown horticultural crops. Whiteflies cause both direct damage by feeding on plant parts such as leaves as well as indirect damage by vectoring certain plant viral and bacterial diseases. In addition, since whiteflies feed within the phloem sieve tubes with their piercing-sucking mouthparts, they may excrete honeydew, a clear, sticky liquid that serves as a growing medium/food source for certain black sooty mold fungi.

This book examines the biological control of whiteflies as well as aphids, which are serious pests of agricultural crops, particularly in cereal crops including winter wheat. Aphids induce stress to the wheat crop by damaging plant foliage, lowering the greenness of plants, and affecting productivity. Therefore, it is very important to monitor and prevent effectively wheat aphid for crop management. Additional chapters provide remote sensing data on aphid monitoring and prediction; and changes in the distribution of Russian wheat aphid biotypes in South Africa. (Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Biological Control of Whiteflies
(Raymond A. Cloyd, Professor and Extension Specialist in Horticultural Entomology/Plant Protection, Kansas State University, Department of Entomology, Manhattan, KS, USA)

Aphid Monitoring and Predicting Based on Remote Sensing Data
(Wenjiang Huang, Juhua Luo, Jingcheng Zhang, Jinling Zhao, Xianfeng Zhou, Linsheng Huang, Jing Wang and Chunjing Lu, Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and others)

Changes in the Distribution of Russian Wheat Aphid Biotypes in South Africa from 2009 to 2013: Future Implications for the Wheat Industry in a Changing Environment
(Astrid Jankielsohn, ARC-Small Grain Institute, Bethlehem, South Africa)

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