Browse by Subject

Integrated Management of Diseases and Insect Pests...
Integrated Management of Diseases and Insect Pests...

This book reviews advances in understanding and managing key diseases and insect pests of tree fruit.

Item No. 62566
Member Price (must login or join): 256.50
285.00
You could save: 10.0%

Edited by Xiangming Xu and Michelle Fountain

Professor Xiangming Xu is Head of the Department of Pest and Pathogen Ecology at the world-famous NIAB EMR (East Malling Research). Founded over 100 years ago, East Malling has long been a global pioneer in horticultural research. Professor Xu has a global reputation in plant disease epidemiology and management, especially fruit fungal diseases.

Dr. Michelle Fountain is Deputy Head of the Department of Pest and Pathogen Ecology at NIAB EMR and is an internationally known expert on insect pests and beneficial arthropods and their management.

This collection reviews advances in understanding and managing key diseases and insect pests of tree fruit.

Part 1 summarizes current research on what causes key fungal diseases (apple scab, powdery mildew, apple canker and brown rot) as well as viral diseases (apple mosaic virus and plum pox). Building on this foundation, Part 2 discusses integrated fruit disease management techniques such as improved surveillance, breeding disease-resistant varieties, improved fungicide application as well as the use of biocontrol agents.

Part 3 focuses on the ecology of major insect pests (aphids, tortricid moths, mites and spotted wing drosophila). The final part of the book reviews ways of improving integrated pest management (IPM) techniques for tree fruit, from monitoring and forecasting to agronomic practices to methods of biological control and optimization of insecticide use.

With its distinguished editors and expert team of chapter authors, this will be a standard reference on understanding and managing key diseases and insect pests of tree fruit.

Key features

  • Comprehensive review of current research on the causes of major fungal, bacterial and viral diseases of tree fruit
  • Summarizes current understanding of the ecology of key insect pests of tree fruit
  • Assesses ways of improving integrated disease and pest management, with a particular focus on biological control

Integrated Management of Diseases and Insect Pests of Tree Fruit


Part 1 Fruit diseases

1. Epidemiology and management of apple scab

Tom Passey and Xiangming Xu, NIAB EMR, UK

2. Powdery mildew: biology, epidemiology, and management of Podosphaera spp. of tree fruit

A. Amiri and L. Gañán, Washington State University, USA

3. Apple replant disease: causes and management

Zhiquan Mao and Yanfang Wang, Shandong Agricultural University, China

4. Fungal diseases of fruit: apple cankers in Europe

Robert Saville and Leone Olivieri, NIAB EMR, UK

5. Fungal diseases of fruit: apple canker in Asia

Baohua Li, Qingdao Agricultural University, China

6. Brown rot: causes, detection and control of Monilinia spp. affecting tree fruit

Imre Holb, University of Debrecen and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

7. Apple mosaic virus: biology, epidemiology and detection

Karel Petrzik, Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic

8. Plum pox virus: detection and management

Manuel Rubio, Federico Dicenta and Pedro Martínez-Gómez, CEBAS-CSIC, Spain


Part 2 Integrated fruit disease management

9. Disease monitoring and decision making in integrated fruit disease management

Angela Berrie, NIAB EMR, UK

10. Breeding fruit cultivars with durable disease resistance

Vincent G. M. Bus and Joanna K. Bowen, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, New Zealand; Andrea Patocchi, Agroscope, Switzerland; Giovanni A. L. Broggini, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Satish Kumar, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, New Zealand; and François N. D. Laurens, Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, France

11. Improving plant propagation methods for fruit disease control

Ioannis Tzanetakis, University of Arkansas, USA; and Robert Martin, USDA-ARS, USA

12. Improving fungicide use in integrated fruit disease management

Mengjun Hu, University of Maryland, USA

13. Use of biocontrol agents in fruit tree disease management

Jürgen Köhl, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

14. New techniques for managing post-harvest diseases of fruit: physical, chemical and biological agents

Simona Marianna Sanzani and Antonio Ippolito, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy


Part 3 Insect pests of fruit

15. Insect pests of fruits: aphids

Giuseppe E. Massimino Cocuzza, Università di Catania, Italy

16. Integrated management of tortricid pests of tree fruit

Alan L. Knight, USDA-ARS, USA; Gary J. R. Judd, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Canada; Todd Gilligan, USDA-APHIS-PPQ, USA; Eduardo Fuentes-Contreras, Universidad de Talca, Chile; and William B. Walker III, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

17. Integrated management of mite pests of tree fruit

Rebecca A. Schmidt-Jeffris, Clemson University, USA; Elizabeth H. Beers, Washington State University, USA; and Carlo Duso, University of Padua, Italy

18. Integrated management of tree fruit insect pests

Drosophila suzukii (Spotted Wing Drosophila)

Neil Audsley, Fera Science Ltd, UK; and Lorenzo Tonina and Nicola Mori, University of Padova, Italy


Part 4 Integrated management of fruit insect pests

19. Cultural control of arthropod pests in temperate tree fruit

Matthew J. Grieshop, Michigan State University, USA

20. Improving monitoring and forecasting in integrated management of fruit arthropod pests

Tim Belien, Proefcentrum Fruitteelt VZW, Belgium; Slawomir Lux, inSilico-IPM, Poland; Bart De Ketelaere, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; and Dany Bylemans, Proefcentrum Fruitteelt VZW, Belgium

21. Biological control in integrated management of deciduous fruit insect pests: the use of semiochemicals

Larry Gut, Christopher Adams and James Miller, Michigan State University, USA; and Peter McGhee and Donald Thomson, Pacific Biocontrol Corporation, USA

22. Optimizing insecticide use in integrated management of fruit insect pests

Claudio Ioriatti and Gino Angeli, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy; Greg Krawczyk, The Pennsylvania State University, USA; and Carlo Duso, University of Padova, Italy

Publish Date: 2019
Format: 6” × 9” hardcover
Pages: 723
Publication Weight: 3 lbs

Edited by Xiangming Xu and Michelle Fountain

Integrated Management of Diseases and Insect Pests of Tree Fruit

Related Products