By David V. Alford
Oilseed rape, an important crop in lots of components of the area, is attacked by means of a variety of insect pests, lots of that are of substantial fiscal value. With the expanding call for to lessen agrochemical inputs on arable vegetation, the fee of the eu groups supported a three-year programme during which clinical members reviewed the common enemies of oilseed rape insect pests. many of the outputs from this crucial paintings shape the foundation of this finished new publication. Biocontrol of Oilseed Rape Pests commences with a overview of the oilseed rape crop, by way of chapters on pests, pest administration techniques and parasitoids of particular pests or teams of pests. specified info is additionally integrated on sampling, trapping and rearing pests, their parasitoids and predators; the id of hymenopterous parasitoids; pathogens of oilseed rape pests, predators, predator taxonomy and identity, and the impression of on-farm panorama constructions and platforms on predators. This e-book is an important buy for all these concerned with oilseed rape and for an individual with an curiosity in agricultural biocontrol suggestions. it's also crucial analyzing and a useful resource of reference for agricultural scientists, entomologists, crop safety experts, advisers and specialists. All agrochemical businesses must have a number of copies of this booklet on their cabinets, as should still all libraries in universities and examine institutions the place organic and agricultural sciences are studied and taught. Dr David V. Alford, established in Cambridge, united kingdom, has a long time of expertise operating as a central authority entomologist.
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Acknowledgements This work was part-funded by the European Commission Concerted Action: Minimizing pesticide use and environmental impact by the development and promotion of bio-control for oilseed rape pests, FAIR 96-1314. References Alford, D. V. (1979). Observations on the cabbage stem ﬂea beetle, Psylliodes chrysocephala, on winter oil-seed rape in Cambridgeshire. Annals of Applied Biology 93, 117–23. Alford, D. V. (1999). A Textbook of Agricultural Entomology. Blackwell Science: Oxford. Alford, D.
In both winter and spring rape, application of an insecticide against one pest may have activity against another. 7). g. (pirimicarb) was sometimes applied as a spray against cabbage aphid. Such treatments were usually required (or thought to be required) in the spring when many aphid-infested plants were found in crops. , 1999). On oilseed rape, aphids (in this instance cabbage aphid, peach/potato aphid and turnip aphid) are of greater signiﬁcance as potential vectors of viruses, and nowadays in many winter rape crops an autumn treatment with a pyrethroid insecticide has become a routine.
Ceutorhynchus [Note 4] Hind legs greatly enlarged and modiﬁed for jumping; antennae ﬁliform . . . . 5 mm long. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meligethes spp. Antennae 10-segmented; body 4–5 mm long; elytra usually metallic greenish-black or bluish-black but sometimes bronzy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 mm long; elytra black or metallic greenish-black (sometimes with two conspicuous yellow longitudinal stripes) .
Biocontrol of Oilseed Rape Pests by David V. Alford