Integration of Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Crops within IPM Programs

Edited by Romeis, Jörg; Shelton, Anthony M.; Kennedy, George G. 
Springer  2008  

Softcover  441 pp  ISBN 9781402084591      £52.00

Hardcover  441 pp  ISBN 9781402083723      £82.00
Volume 5 in the series Progress in Biological Control

Insect pests remain one of the main constraints to food and fiber production worldwide despite farmers deploying a range of techniques to protect their crops. Modern pest control is guided by the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) with pest resistant germplasm being an important part of the foundation. Since 1996, when the first genetically modified (GM) insect-resistant maize variety was commercialized in the USA, the area planted to insect-resistant GM varieties has grown dramatically, representing the fastest adoption rate of any agricultural technology in human history. The goal of our book is to provide an overview on the role insect-resistant GM plants play in different crop systems worldwide. We hope that the book will contribute to a more rational debate about the role GM crops can play in IPM for food and fiber production.

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  • Integration of Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Crops within IPM Programs George G. Kennedy
  • How Governmental Regulation Can Help or Hinder the Integration of Bt Crops within IPM Programs Sharlene R. Matten, Graham P. Head, and Hector D. Quemada
  • Insecticidal Genetically Modified Crops and Insect Resistance Management (IRM) Juan Ferré, Jeroen Van Rie, and Susan C. MacIntosh
  • Insect-Resistant Transgenic Crops and Biological Control Jörg Romeis, Roy G. Van Driesche, Barbara I.P. Barratt, and Franz Bigler
  • The Present and Future Role of Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Maize in IPM, Richard L. Hellmich, Ramon Albajes, David Bergvinson, Jarrad R. Prasifka, Zhen-Ying Wang, and Michael J. Weiss
  • The Present and Future Role of Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Cotton in IPM, Steven E. Naranjo, John R. Ruberson, Hari C. Sharma, Lewis Wilson, and Kongming Wu
  • The Present and Future Role of Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Potato Cultivars in IPM, Edward J. Grafius and David S. Douches
  • Bt Rice in Asia: Potential Benefits, Impact, and Sustainability, Michael B. Cohen, Mao Chen, J.S. Bentur, K.L. Heong, and Gongyin Ye
  • Transgenic Vegetables and Fruits for Control of Insects and Insect-Vectored Pathogens, Anthony M. Shelton, Marc Fuchs, and Frank A. Shotkoski
  • Landscape Effects of Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Crops Nicholas P. Storer, Galen P. Dively, and Rod A. Herman
  • Have Bt Crops Led to Changes in Insecticide Use Patterns and Impacted IPM Gary P. Fitt
  • Economic and Social Considerations in the Adoption of Bt Crops Matin Qaim, Carl E. Pray, and David Zilberman
  • Beyond Bt: Alternative Strategies for Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Crops Louise A. Malone, Angharad M.R. Gatehouse, and Barbara I.P. Barratt
  • IPM and Insect-Protected Transgenic Plants: Thoughts for the Future Anthony M. Shelton, Jorg Romeis, and George G. Kennedy
  • Index
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