Sterile Insect Technique - Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management
Edited by V A Dyck, J Hendrichs and AS Robinson
The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly method of pest control that integrates well into
area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes. A first of its kind, this book takes a generic,
comprehensive, and global approach in describing the principles and practice of the SIT. The strengths and
weaknesses, and successes and failures, of the SIT are evaluated openly and fairly from a scientific perspective.
The SIT is applicable to some major pests of plant, animal and human health importance, and criteria are provided
to guide in the selection of pests appropriate for the SIT.
Hardback 787pp ISBN 9781402040504
A great variety of subjects are covered, from the history of the SIT to improved prospects for its future application.
The major chapters discuss the principles, technical components, and application of sterile insects. The four main
strategic options in using the SIT € suppression, containment, prevention, and eradication € with examples of
each option, are described in detail. Other chapters deal with supportive technologies, economic, environmental,
and management considerations, and the socio-economic impact of AW-IPM programmes that integrate the SIT.
This book provides a wealth of information and reference material never before available in one volume. It
will be a standard reference on the subject for many years. The authors, from 19 countries, are highly
experienced in the subject, and reflect the international character of SIT activities.
Since few universities offers courses on the SIT, the book€s audience will be mainly students
in general animal and plant health courses, but the in-depth reviews of all aspects of the SIT
and its integration into AW-IPM programmes will be of great value to researchers, teachers,
animal and plant health practitioners, and policy makers.
Written for students, researchers, teachers, animal and plant health practitioners, policy makers
Part I. Introduction.
- 1.1. History of the Sterile Insect Technique; W. Klassen, C.F. Curtis
Part II. Principles of the Sterile Insect Technique.
- 2.1. Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management
and the Sterile Insect Technique; W. Klassen.
- 2.2. Biological Basis of the Sterile Insect Technique; D.R. Lance, D.O. McInnis.
- 2.3. Genetic Basis of the Sterile Insect Technique; A.S. Robinson.
- 2.4. Inherited Sterility in Insects; J.E. Carpenter et al.
- 2.5. Mathematical Models for the Use of Sterile Insects; H.J. Barclay.
Part III. Technical Components of the Sterile Insect Technique.
- 3.1. Role of Population and Behavioural Ecology in the Sterile Insect Technique; Y. Itô,K. Yamamura.
- 3.2. Mass-Rearing for Sterile Insect Release; A.G. Parker.
- 3.3. Sterilizing Insects with Ionizing Radiation; A. Bakri et al.
- 3.4. Sterile Insect Quality; C.O. Calkins, A.G. Parker.
- 3.5. Sterile Insect Supply, Emergence, and Release; R.V. Dowell et al.
- 3.6. Monitoring Sterile and Wild Insects in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Programmes; M.J.B. Vreysen.
- 3.7. Procedures for Declaring Pest Free Status; H.J. Barclay et al.
Part IV. Supportive Technologies to improve the Sterile Insect Technique.
- 4.1. Role of Population Genetics in the Sterile Insect Technique; E.S. Krafsur.
- 4.2. Population Suppression in Support of the Sterile Insect Technique; R.L. Mangan.
- 4.3. Genetic Sexing Strains in Mediterranean Fruit Fly, an Example for Other Species Amenable to Large-Scale
Rearing for the Sterile Insect Technique; G. Franz.
- 4.4. Use of Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis in Area-Wide Integrated Pest
Management Programmes that Integrate the Sterile Insect Technique; J.St.H. Cox, M.J.B. Vreysen.
Part V. Economic, Environmental, and Management Considerations.
- 5.1. Application of Benefit/Cost Analysis to Insect Pest Control Using the Sterile Insect Technique; J.D. Mumford.
- 5.2. Environment and the Sterile Insect Technique; P. Nagel, R. Peveling.
- 5.3. Management of Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Programmes that Integrate the Sterile Insect
Technique; V.A. Dyck et al.
- 5.4. Public Relations and Political Support in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Programmes that
Integrate the Sterile Insect Technique; V.A. Dyck et al.
Part VI. Application of the Sterile Insect Technique.
- 6.1. Strategic Options in Using Sterile Insects for Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management; J. Hendrichs et al.
- 6.2. Misconceptions and Constraints; M. Whitten, R. Mahon.
Part VII. Impact of Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Programmes that integrate the Sterile Insect Technique.
- 7.1. Impact of Screwworm Eradication Programmes Using the Sterile Insect Technique; M. Vargas-Terán et al.
- 7.2. Impact of Fruit Fly Control Programmes Using the Sterile Insect Technique; W.R. Enkerlin.
- 7.3. Impact of Moth Suppression/Eradication Programmes Using the Sterile Insect Technique or Inherited Sterility;
K.A. Bloem et al.
- 7.4. Potential Impact of Tsetse Fly Control Involving the Sterile Insect Technique; U. Feldmann et al.
Part VIII. Future Development of the Sterile Insect Technique.
- 8.1. Prospects for the Future Development and Application of the Sterile Insect Technique; A.S. Robinson,
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