The efficient production of large numbers of high-quality insects is a concern both for basic research and for the success of control programmes for pests of agricultural and medical significance. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of this important issue, identifying the major applications for insect-rearing technology. The chapters, international in scope, cover genetics and molecular biology; insect rearing and the development of bioengineered crops; nutrition, digestion and artificial diets; and the practical concerns of commercial insect rearing.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Historical Perspective, Part 2 Insect Rearing Research, Part 3 Insect Rearing Support, Insect Rearing for Pest Management, Part Five Insect rearing in the Marketplace.
Thomas E Anderson (Author) , Norman C Leppla (Author)