Biocontrol of Oilseed Rape Pests by David V. Alford

By David V. Alford

Oilseed rape, an important crop in lots of elements of the area, is attacked by way of quite a lot of insect pests, lots of that are of substantial fiscal value. With the expanding call for to lessen agrochemical inputs on arable plants, the fee of the ecu groups supported a three-year programme during which clinical contributors reviewed the ordinary enemies of oilseed rape insect pests. some of the outputs from this significant paintings shape the foundation of this complete new book.

Biocontrol of Oilseed Rape Pests commences with a overview of the oilseed rape crop, by means of chapters on pests, pest administration innovations and parasitoids of particular pests or teams of pests. special info is additionally incorporated on sampling, trapping and rearing pests, their parasitoids and predators; the id of hymenopterous parasitoids; pathogens of oilseed rape pests, predators, predator taxonomy and id, and the influence of on-farm panorama constructions and platforms on predators.

This booklet is an important buy for all these concerned with oilseed rape and for somebody with an curiosity in agricultural biocontrol innovations. it's also crucial examining and a useful resource of reference for agricultural scientists, entomologists, crop safeguard experts, advisers and specialists. All agrochemical businesses must have a number of copies of this ebook on their cabinets, as should still all libraries in universities and study institutions the place organic and agricultural sciences are studied and taught.

Dr David V. Alford, dependent in Cambridge, united kingdom, has a long time of expertise operating as a central authority entomologist.

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