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Agricultural Acarology

Introduction to Integrated Mite Management, 1st Edition

By Marjorie A. Hoy

CRC Press

430 pages

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Written by a globally prominent entomologist, Agricultural Acarology: Introduction to Integrated Mite Management provides tools for developing integrated mite management programs for agriculture, including management of plant-feeding mites, mites attacking bees and livestock, and stored products. Emphasizing the biology, ecology, behavior, and dive

Table of Contents

Introduction to Acarology: General Introduction to Acarology. The Relationship of Mites to Other Arthropods. Basic Structure and Function of Mites. Collection, Identification and Culturing of Mites. Integrated Mite Management Strategy and Tactics. The Strategy of Integrated Mite Management. Pest Mites and Their Natural Enemies on Plants: Tetranychidae: Premier Plant Pests. The Tarsonemidae. The Eriophyoidea: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown. The Tenuipalpidae (Flat or False Spider Mites) as Pests. The Penthaleidae. Friends or Foes? The Phytoseiidae: Effective Natural Enemies. Predatory Insects and Plant-Feeding Mites. Pathogens and Symbionts of Mites and Ticks. Exemplars of Integrated Mite Management Programs for Plant-Feeding Mites: Classical Biological Control of the Cassava Green Mite in Africa. Integrated Mite Management in Washington Apple OrchardsIntegrated Mite Management in California Almonds. Integrated Mite Management in Citrus in Florida and California. Managing Mites on Ornamental Plants. Soil Mites and Agriculture: Pest Mites of Honey Bees: Tracheal Mite. Parasitic Mites of Mammals and Birds: Ticks (Argasidae and Ixodidae). Pest Mites of Farm and Companion Animals. Pest Mites of Stored Products and Households: Post-Harvest Pest Mites. Dust Mites (Pyroglyphidae). Some General Conclusions About Integrated Mite Management.

About the Author

Marjorie A. Hoy, Ph.D., received her B.A. degree in zoology and entomology at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in entomology at the University of California at Berkeley, where she specialized in acarology, biological control, insect ecology, genetics, and evolution. In 1992, she took a position as Eminent Scholar of Biological Control at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she has conducted classical biological control of citrus pests and of red palm mite. She has published over 350 scientific papers and book chapters and written two editions of Insect Molecular Genetics. Currently, she teaches a course in agricultural acarology to students in entomology and the Doctor of Plant Medicine program at the University of Florida.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General