Handbook of Small Grain Insects

Edited by G. David Buntin, Keith S. Pike, Michael J. Weiss, and James A. Webster 
APS Press  2007  

Softcover  120 pp  ISBN 9780977620913      £65.00
The Handbook of Small Grain Insects is a comprehensive text that examines the biology and management of arthropod pest and beneficial species of small grain crops. Fifty-eight entomologists from throughout North America with expertise on specific pest groups have contributed to the text, thereby providing the most up-to-date information on pest biology and management available. The crops covered are wheat, barley, oats, rye, and triticale, with an emphasis on wheat.

The handbook contains the latest information on the management of small grain pests with introductory chapters discussing management tactics specifically related to small grain production. The handbook also brings together in one place an extensive amount of information on the biology and management of many minor pests of small grains that is often difficult to locate. A chapter on key cereal grain pests found outside North America is included as well as sections on parasitoids, predators and entomopathogens of small grain pests. Numerous photos and illustrated keys will help readers identify small grain pest and beneficial arthropods. An extensive glossary and index also are included.

The insect and mite pests that attack small grains are organized in sections covering: scientific classifications, origin and distribution, description (aids in identification), pest status (relative importance of the pest), injury (aids in diagnosis), life history, management, and natural enemies of these insect pests. Authors are identified at the end of each section, and a list of references for additional information is provided for most sections.

This handbook is designed for practitioners of integrated pest management (IPM) programs in small grains, growers, crop consultants, extension agents, agronomists, and agricultural sales representatives. Entomologists, entomology researchers and students will find this handbook indispensable. Horticulturists, plant pathologists, weed scientists, nematologists and scientists from related disciplines will also find the book to be a valuable reference.

Copublished by the Entomological Society of America and The American Phytopathological Society.


About the Editors/Contributing Authors
How to Use this Book

An Introduction to Small Grains
Importance and Types of Small Grains

Growth and Development of Small Grains

Small Grain Production Practices

Insect and Mite Injury to Small Grains

Small Grain Pest Management
Principles of Small Grain Pest Management Sampling and Decision Making in Arthropod Pest Management

Pest Management Tactics for Small Grain Arthropod Pests

Diseases and Arthropod Pest Management

Identification of Arthropods and Diagnosis of Injury
Small Grain Arthropod Pests by Injury Type Small Grain Arthropod Pests by Scientific Classification

Key to Insect Injury to Wheat

Key to Insect and Mite pests of Small Grains

Pest Information
Introduction Aphids Bird Cherry-Oat Aphid Corn Leaf Aphid English Grain Aphid Greenbug Russian Wheat Aphid Yellow Sugarcane Aphid Miscellaneous Aphids Armyworms Armyworm Fall Armyworm Wheat Head Armyworm Yellowstriped Armyworm Billbugs Blister Beetles Cereal Leaf Beetle Chinch Bug Cutworms Army Cutworm Pale Western Cutworm Flea Beetles Frit Fly Grasshoppers Hessian Fly Leaf Sawflies Leafhoppers and Planthoppers Leafminers/Grass Sheathminer Lesser Cornstalk Borer Mormon Cricket Plant Bugs Seedcorn Maggot Stalk-Boring Caterpillars European and Native Corn Borer Stalk Borer Stink Bugs Thrips Wheat Jointworm Wheat Midge Wheat Mites Wheat Curl Mite Brown Wheat Mite Banks Grass Mite Winter Grain Mite Wheat Stem Maggot Wheat Stem Sawfly Wheat Strawworm White Grubs Wireworms and False Wireworms Wireworms False Wireworms

Insect Pests Outside of North America
Sunn Pest and Cereal Bugs Wheat Ground Beetle Ground Pearls Barley Stem Gall Midge Barley Shoot Fly Black Fly Migratory Locust

Beneficial Organisms
Entomopathogens Parasitoids Predators


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