Sustainable Management Of Arthropod Pests Of Tomato by Waqas WakilSustainable Management Of Arthropod Pests Of Tomato by Waqas Wakil

Sustainable Management Of Arthropod Pests Of Tomato

byWaqas WakilEditorGerald E Brust, Thomas Perring

Paperback | October 20, 2017

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Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomatoprovides insight into the proper and appropriate application of pesticides and the integration of alternative pest management methods.

The basis of good crop management decisions is a better understanding of the crop ecosystem, including the pests, their natural enemies, and the crop itself. This book provides a global overview of the biology and management of key arthropod pests of tomatoes, including arthropod-vectored diseases. It includes information that places tomatoes in terms of global food production and food security, with each pest chapter including the predators and parasitoids that have specifically been found to have the greatest impact on reducing that particular pest.

In-depth coverage of the development of resistance in tomato plants and the biotic and abiotic elicitors of resistance and detailed information about the sustainable management of tomato pests is also presented.



  • Provides basic biological and management information for arthropod pests of tomato from a global perspective, encompassing all production types (field, protected, organic)
  • Includes chapters on integrated management of tomato pests and specific aspects of tomato pest management, including within protected structures and in organic production
  • Presents management systems that have been tested in the real-world by the authors of each chapter
  • Fully illustrated throughout with line drawings and color plates that illustrate key pest and beneficial arthropods associated with tomato production around the world
Waqas Wakil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan. He has 15 years teaching and research experience and secured two Ph.D.'s - first from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan and then from Trier University, Trier, Germany. He has worked in a number o...
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Title:Sustainable Management Of Arthropod Pests Of TomatoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 20, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128024410

ISBN - 13:9780128024416

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Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction

1. Tomato and Management Associated Arthropod Pests - Past, Present and Future

Section II: Global Pests of Tomato

2. Aphids: Biology, ecology and management

3. Thrips: vector biology and management

4. Whiteflies: Biology, ecology and management

5. Mites: Biology, ecology, and management

6. Lepidopterous pests: Biology, ecology, and management

7. Psyllids: Biology, ecology, and management

8. Minor pests: Biology, ecology and management

Section III: Integrated Pest Management of Tomato Pests

9. Host plant resistance in tomato

10. Engineering insect resistance in tomato by transgenic approaches

11. Biological control in tomato production systems: theory and practice

12. Entomopathogenic nematodes in biological control of tomato pests

13. Protection of tomatoes using bagging technology and its role in IPM of arthropod pests

14. Applications and trends in commercial biological control for arthropod pests of tomato

15. Integrated pest management strategies for tomato under protected structures

16. Integrated pest management strategies for field-grown tomatoes

17. Agricultural pesticide registration in the United States