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Pests of Fruit Crops

A Colour Handbook, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

CRC Press

462 pages

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Description

Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition provides an up-to-date illustrated account of the various pests of fruit crops throughout Europe, many of which (or their close relatives) are also present in non-European countries. In fact, several pose problems on fruit crops worldwide. This authoritative book focuses on insect and mite pes

Table of Contents

Introduction. Smaller Insect Orders. True Bugs. Beetles. True Flies. Butterflies and Moths. Sawflies, Ants and Wasps. Mites. Wild or Ornamental Host Plants Cited in the Text. Selected Bibliography. Host Plant Index. General Index.

About the Originator

Dr. David V. Alford, began his career at Rothamsted Experimental Station, where he worked in the Bee Department and developed a particular interest in bumblebees. He later joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food in Cambridge, where he was eventually appointed regional entomologist. He has wide experience with insects and mites associated with agricultural and horticultural crops, both at home and abroad, and has published many scientific papers and profusely illustrated reference books. He has made a particular study of pests of fruit crops, especially in apple orchards, black currant plantations and strawberry fields, and in 2007 he was awarded the BCPC medal for services to crop protection in the UK. In 2008, he received the prestigious Anton de Bary Medal from the Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellshaft in recognition of his work on general and applied entomology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI025000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General