Handbook of Major Palm Pests: Biology and Management

Editor/Author Soroker, Victoria and Colazza, Stefano
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-119-05745-1
Category: Science - Biology
Image Count: 137
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: March 2019
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Handbook of Major Palm Pests: Biology and Management contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the red palm weevil and the palm borer moth, two newly emergent invasive palm pests which are adversely affecting palm trees around the world. It provides state-of-the-art scientific information on the ecology, biology, and management of palm pests from a global group of experts in the field.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Nomenclature
  • N1: Common palm names
  • N2: Palm organs
  • N3: Semiochemicals
  • Introduction
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • R. ferrugineus and P. archon: Invasive Pests of Palm Trees
  • Palm Protect
  • Overview
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 1: Some Representative Palm Pests: Ecological and Practical Data
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 General Features About Palms and their Pests
  • 1.3 Crown and Stem Borers
  • 1.4 Defoliators of Fronds (= Leaves)
  • 1.5 Sap and Frond (= Leaves) Feeders?
  • 1.6 Inflorescence and Fruit Borers
  • 1.7 Roots
  • 1.8 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Morphology and Physiology of Palm Trees as Related to Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and Paysandisia archon Infestation and Management
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Palms in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin
  • 2.3 Palm Morphology and Anatomy
  • 2.4 The Palm Crown
  • 2.5 The Structure of the Palm Stem
  • 2.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Economic and Social Impacts of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and Paysandisia archon on Palms
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Ecosystem Services Provided by Palms
  • 3.3 Impacts and Costs of Mitigation
  • 3.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Rhynchophorus ferrugineus: Taxonomy, Distribution, Biology, and Life Cycle
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Taxonomy and Distribution
  • 4.3 Biology and Host Plants
  • 4.4 Life Cycle and Adaptation to the Temperate and Desert Areas
  • 4.5 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Rhynchophorus ferrugineus: Behavior, Ecology, and Communication
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Main Behaviors Involved in Species Dynamics
  • 5.3 Chemical Cues
  • 5.4 Vision and Visual Cues
  • 5.5 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Paysandisia archon: Taxonomy, Distribution, Biology, and Life Cycle
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Taxonomy of the Castniidae
  • 6.3 Distribution of P. archon
  • 6.4 Morphology of P. archon Stages
  • 6.5 Biology
  • 6.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Paysandisia archon: Behavior, Ecology, and Communication
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 P. archon Reproductive Behavior
  • 7.3 Host-Finding and Chemical Cues
  • 7.4 Visual Cues: Their Roles in Mate and Host Location
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Natural Enemies of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and Paysandisia archon
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Natural Enemies
  • 8.3 Perspectives on Biological Control of R. ferrugineus and P. archon
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Visual Identification and Characterization of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and Paysandisia archon Infestation
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Non-Pathognomonic Symptoms
  • 9.3 Pathognomonic Symptoms
  • 9.4 Identification of RPW Infestation
  • 9.5 Identification of PBM Infestation
  • 9.6 Simultaneous Infestation of Both Pests and Co-Occurrence with Other Pests or Diseases
  • 9.7 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Surveillance Techniques and Detection Methods for Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and Paysandisia archon
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Acoustic Detection
  • 10.3 Chemical Detection
  • 10.4 Thermal Detection
  • 10.5 Detection of Pest Distribution by Monitoring Traps
  • 10.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 11: CPLAS Information System as a Monitoring Tool for Integrated Management of Palm Pests
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 CPLAS Architecture and Functions
  • 11.3 Web-mapping Service of CPLAS
  • 11.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Control Measures Against Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and Paysandisia archon
  • 12.1 Why Control of R. ferrugineus and P. archon is so Difficult: Reasons to Deal with Both of these Pests Together
  • 12.2 Current Control Methods
  • 12.3 Future Needs and Trends
  • References
  • Chapter 13: Action Programs for Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and Paysandisia archon
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 General Measures against all IAS
  • 13.3 Threats and Risks presented by IAS: The case of RPW and PBM
  • 13.4 The Action Plan as Part of a Global Strategy for the Containment of RPW and PBM Infestations
  • 13.5 Analysis of Pest Status and Distribution of RPW and PBM as a Strategy for Detecting Change and Emerging Impacts
  • 13.6 Establishing Effective Systems to Assess Risk and Prioritize Management
  • 13.7 Definition of an Early Warning and Monitoring System
  • 13.8 Citizen Involvement in Undertaking Voluntary Measures to Counteract the Spread of RPW and PBM
  • 13.9 Setup of an RPW and PBM Portal Online
  • 13.10 Development of Funding Mechanisms to Manage RPW and PBM Infestations
  • 13.11 Case Studies
  • 13.12 Action Programs for Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Areas
  • 13.13 Conclusion and Future Outlook
  • References