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Sterile Insect Technique

Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management

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  • A standard reference on the subject for many years to come

  • The authors, from 19 countries, are highly experienced in the subject, and reflect the international character of SIT activities

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. History of the Sterile Insect Technique

      • W. Klassen, C. F. Curtis
      Pages 3-36
  3. Principles of the Sterile Insect Technique

    1. Biological Basis of the Sterile Insect Technique

      • D. R. Lance, D. O. McInnis
      Pages 69-94
    2. Genetic Basis of the Sterile Insect Technique

      • A. S. Robinson
      Pages 95-114
    3. Inherited Sterility in Insects

      • J. E. Carpenter, S. Bloem, F. Marec
      Pages 115-146
  4. Technical Components of the Sterile Insect Technique

    1. Mass-Rearing for Sterile Insect Release

      • A. G. Parker
      Pages 209-232
    2. Sterilizing Insects with Ionizing Radiation

      • A. Bakri, K. Mehta, D. R. Lance
      Pages 233-268
    3. Sterile Insect Quality

      • C. O. Calkins, A. G. Parker
      Pages 269-296
    4. Sterile Insect Supply, Emergence, and Release

      • R. V. Dowell, J. Worley, P. J. Gomes
      Pages 297-324
    5. Procedures for Declaring Pest Free Status

      • H. J. Barclay, J. W. Hargrove, A. Clift, A. Meats
      Pages 363-386
  5. Economic, Environmental, and Management Considerations

    1. Environment and the Sterile Insect Technique

      • P. Nagel, R. Peveling
      Pages 499-524

About this book

The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly method of pest control that integrates well into area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes. A first of its kind, this book takes a generic, comprehensive, and global approach in describing the principles and practice of the SIT. The strengths and weaknesses, and successes and failures, of the SIT are evaluated openly and fairly from a scientific perspective. The SIT is applicable to some major pests of plant, animal and human health importance, and criteria are provided to guide in the selection of pests appropriate for the SIT.

A great variety of subjects are covered, from the history of the SIT to improved prospects for its future application. The major chapters discuss the principles, technical components, and application of sterile insects. The four main strategic options in using the SIT — suppression, containment, prevention, and eradication — with examples of each option, are described in detail. Other chapters deal with supportive technologies, economic, environmental, and management considerations, and the socio-economic impact of AW-IPM programmes that integrate the SIT.

This book provides a wealth of information and reference material never before available in one volume. It will be a standard reference on the subject for many years. The authors, from 19 countries, are highly experienced in the subject, and reflect the international character of SIT activities.

Since no university offers courses on the SIT, the book’s audience will be mainly students in general animal and plant health courses, but the in-depth reviews of all aspects of the SIT and its integration into AW-IPM programmes will be of great value to researchers, teachers, animal and plant health practitioners, and policy makers.

Keywords

  • Area-wide integrated pest management
  • Irradiation
  • Pest management strategy
  • Sterile Insect Technique
  • Sterility
  • development
  • genetics
  • insect
  • Entomology

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Integrated pest management (IPM) requires the use of all available tools to manage pests. Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) exhaustively reviews the principles and practices of SIT in area-wide IPM. ... this book thoroughly reviews the history, application, successes and failures of SIT, and its value as a component of area-wide IPM. ... the application of newer technologies to area-wide IPM makes this an outstanding international contribution to IPM. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; general readers." (R. Frederiksen, CHOICE, Vol. 43 (10), June, 2006)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Joint FAO/IAEA Programme, Vienna, Austria

    V. A. Dyck, J. Hendrichs, A.S. Robinson

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sterile Insect Technique

  • Book Subtitle: Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management

  • Editors: V. A. Dyck, J. Hendrichs, A.S. Robinson

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4051-2

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2005

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4020-4050-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-007-9314-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4020-4051-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 787

  • Topics: Invertebrate Zoology, Biological Techniques, Zoology

Buying options

eBook
USD 259.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-4051-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 329.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 499.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)