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Main Title Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States - A Review of Interagency Research and Implementation [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Gould, Juli.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hoelmer, Kim.
Goolsby, John.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QL461-599.82
ISBN 9781402067402
Subjects Life sciences. ; Agriculture. ; Plant diseases. ; Entomology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6740-2
Collation XVII, 343 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Foreign Exploration for Insect Natural Enemies of Bemisia for Use in Biological Control in the USA: A Successful Program -- Entomopathogenic Fungi for Control of Bemisia tabaci Biotype B: Foreign Exploration, Research and Implementation -- Systematics and Biology of Encarsia -- The Genus Eretmocerus -- Molecular Characterization with RAPD-PCR: Application of Genetic Diagnostics to Biological Control of the Sweetpotato Whitefly -- Quarantine Evaluation of Parasitoids Imported into the USA for Biocontrol of Bemisia tabaci Biotype B -- Evaluation of Exotic Parasitoids and Predators in Field Cages in California -- Field Evaluation of Bemisia Parasitoids in Texas -- Mass-Rearing Bemisia Parasitoids for Support of Classical and Augmentative Biological Control Programs -- Release and Recovery of Exotic Parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas -- Release and Recovery of Four Species of Eretmocerus against Bemisia tabaci Biotype B in Arizona -- Release and Recovery of Exotic Natural Enemies of Bemisia tabaci (Biotype "B") ((Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Imperial Valley, California -- Releases of Exotic Parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci in San Joaquin Valley, California -- Habitat Management for the Establishment of Bemisia Natural Enemies -- Integrating Parasitoid Releases with Traditional Control Methodologies: Experience in the Spring Melon Production System in the Southwestern USA -- Multivariate Analysis of Bemisia tabaci Biotype B and Associated Parasitoid Populations within the Imperial Valley Agricultural System -- Indigenous Parasitoids of Bemisia in the USA and Potential for Non-Target Impacts of Exotic Parasitoid Introductions. This book reviews the interagency research and development effort on classical biological control in the USA from 1992-2002. The successful exploration, importation, screening, evaluation, rearing, and establishment of at least five exotic Bemisia. tabaci natural enemies in rapid response to the devastating infestations in the USA is a landmark in interagency cooperation and coordination of multiple disciplines. In this volume, the various authors present detailed reviews of natural enemy exploration, introduction, and evaluation efforts that will serve as a guide to support and encourage classical biological control inputs into other integrated pest management systems.