Rice Planthoppers

Ecology, Management, Socio Economics and Policy

  • Kong Luen Heong
  • Jiaan Cheng
  • Monica M. Escalada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Kong Luen Heong, Larry Wong, Joy Hasmin Delos Reyes
    Pages 65-76
  3. Zewen Liu, Jincai Wu, Yixi Zhang, Fang Liu, Jianxiang Xu, Haibo Bao
    Pages 117-141
  4. Zhongxian Lu, Pingyang Zhu, Geoff M. Gurr, Xusong Zheng, Guihua Chen, Kong Luen Heong
    Pages 161-178
  5. Kong Luen Heong, Monina M. Escalada, Ho Van Chien, Joy Hasmin Delos Reyes
    Pages 179-189
  6. Monina M. Escalada, Manit Luecha, Kong Luen Heong
    Pages 191-207
  7. Geoff A. Norton, Kong Luen Heong, Jiaan Cheng
    Pages 209-225
  8. Kong Luen Heong, Jiaan Cheng, Monina M. Escalada
    Pages E1-E1
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 227-231

About this book


The book discusses planthopper pests of rice. These insects are the most destructive pests, threatening food security around the world. The historical development of the rice planthopper problem shows that they are secondary pests and single-discipline control tactics or strategies are not able to manage them, and instead can cause frequent outbreaks. This book not only presents new approaches to this persistent problem, but also new ecological methods, new perspectives on the effects of pesticide marketing, insights into developing resistant varieties and structural reforms in pest management systems. Integrating biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects, it clearly presents the latest information on newly developed strategies for managing these pests.

Dr. K.L. Heong was an insect ecologist and a principal scientist at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. He is now a senior advisor in the Centre for Agricultural Bio-Sciences, South East Asia in Malaysia. He has been researching rice planthoppers for more than 30 years. Dr. Heong is a fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia.

Professor Jiaan Cheng is an insect ecologist who has been studying rice planthoppers for about 50 years. He is a professor at Zhejiang University, China.

Professor M.M. Escalada is a communication scientist who has been studying farmers’ pest management decisions and practices for more than 25 years. She works at the Visayas State University in the Philippines. 


Ecological engineering Management Pesticides Planthoppers Rice

Editors and affiliations

  • Kong Luen Heong
    • 1
  • Jiaan Cheng
    • 2
  • Monica M. Escalada
    • 3
  1. 1.International SerdongCenter for Agricultural Bio ScienceSerdongMalaysia
  2. 2.Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Visayas State UniversityBaybay CityPhilippines

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9534-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9535-7
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