Sustainable Management Of Arthropod Pests Of Tomato by Waqas Wakil

Sustainable Management Of Arthropod Pests Of Tomato

byWaqas WakilEditorGerald E Brust, Thomas Perring

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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

About The Author

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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Section 1: Global Pests of Tomato 1. Tomato production and global food security 2. Aphids: Biology, ecology and management 3. Thrips: Biology, ecology and management 4. Whiteflies: Biology, ecology and management 5. Mites: Biology, ecology and management 6. Lepidopterous pests: Biology, ecology and management 7. Tomato Psyllids: Biology, ecology and management 8. Minor Pests: Biology, ecology and management

Section 2: Integrated Pest Management of Tomato Pests 9. Host plant resistance: theory and practice 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. Bagging fruit technology: its role in IPM of tomato pests 14. Integrated pest management strategies for tomato under protected structures 15. Integrated pest management strategies for field-grown tomatoes 16. Registration and regulation of insecticides for tomato pest management