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Insect resistance management : biology, economics, and prediction.

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  • Creator edited by David W. Onstad
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier : Academic Press, 2008.
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 305 pages : illustrations, maps
  • ISBNs 012373858X, 9780123738585
  • OCLC ocn228148035


  • Insects, mites, and ticks have a long history of evolving resistance to pesticides, host-plant resistance, crop rotation, pathogens, and parasitoids. Insect resistance management (IRM) is the scientific approach to preventing or delaying pest evolution and its negative impacts on agriculture, public health, and veterinary issues. This book provides entomologists, pest management practitioners, developers of new technologies, and regulators with information about the many kinds of pest resistance including behavioral and phenological resistance. Abstract concepts and various case studies provide the reader with the biological and economic knowledge required to manage resistance. No other source has the breadth of coverage of this book: genomics to economics, transgenic insecticidal crops, insecticides, and other pest management tactics such as crop rotation. Dr. David W. Onstad and a team of experts illustrate how IRM becomes efficient, effective and socially acceptable when local, social and economic aspects of the system are considered. Historical lessons are highlighted with new perspectives emphasized, so that future research and management may be informed by past experience, but not constrained by it. * First book in 15 years to provide the history and explore aspects of a variety of stakeholders * Contributors include experts on ecological aspects of IRM, molecular and population genetics, economics, and IRM social issues * Biochemistry and molecular genetics of insecticides presented with an mphasis on past 15 years of research including Cry proteins in transgenic crops * Encourages scientists and stakeholders to implement and coordinate strategies based on local social conditions.


  • Title from title screen (viewed on May 14, 2008).
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Chapter 1 -- Major Issues in Insect Resistance Management -- Chapter 2 -- Valuing Pest Susceptibility to Control -- Chapter 3 -- Insecticide Resistance in the Post-Genomics Era -- Chapter 4 -- Complexities of Population Genetics -- Chapter 5 -- Adapting Insect Resistance Management Programs to Local Needs -- Chapter 6 -- Negative Cross-Resistance: Past, Present, and Future Potential -- Chapter 7 -- Resistance by Ectoparasites -- Chapter 8 -- Insect Resistance to Crop Rotation -- Chapter 9 -- Arthropod Resistance to Crops -- Chapter 10 -- The Role of the Environment in IRM for Transgenic Insecticidal Crops -- Chapter 11 -- Insect Resistance Management: Adoption and Compliance -- Chapter 12 -- Modeling for Prediction and Risk Assessment -- Chapter 13 -- Monitoring Resistance -- Chapter 14 -- The Future of Insect Resistance Management
  • Major issues in insect resistance management / David W. Onstad -- Valuing pest susceptibility to control / Paul D. Mitchell, David W. Onstad -- Resistance in the post-genomics age / Barry R. Pittendrigh ... [et al.] -- Concepts and complexities of population genetics / David W. Onstad, Charles A. Guse -- Adapting insect resistance management programs to local needs / Graham Head, Caydee Savinelli -- Negative cross-resistance: past, present, and future potential / Resistance by ectoparasites / Lisa M. Knolhoff, David W. Onstad -- Resistance to crop rotation / Joseph L. Spencer, Eli Levine -- Arthropod resistance to crops / David W. Onstad, Lisa M. Knolhoff -- The role of environment in insect resistance management / Insect resistance management: adoption and compliance / Terrance M. Hurley, Paul D. Mitchell -- Modeling for prediction and management / Monitoring resistance / Bruce H. Stanley -- future of insect resistance management / David W. Onstad

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