Planthoppers

Their Ecology and Management

  • Robert F. Denno
  • T. John Perfect

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

  3. Host Plant Relationships

  4. Life History Patterns, Reproductive Biology, and Speciation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-162
    2. Robert F. Denno
      Pages 163-215
  5. Population Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-256
    2. Robert F. Denno, Jiaan Cheng, George K. Roderick, T. John Perfect
      Pages 257-281
    3. Ryoiti Kisimoto, L. Jane Rosenberg
      Pages 302-322
  6. Species Interactions and Community Structure

  7. Ecological Approaches to Planthopper Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 517-518

About this book

Introduction

Planthoppers include some of the most devastating pests of major agricultural crops throughout the world. One species, the rice brown planthopper, is among the most economically important pests in Asia. In past decades, government policies encouraged the control of rice planthoppers with synthetic pesticides, a tactic which promoted insecticide resistance and often led to the pesticide-induced resurgence of pest populations. To deter planthopper outbreaks, a more ecologically sound management strategy is being implemented, one based on a thorough investigation of population dynamics, natural enemies, and the genetics of host plant and insecticide adaptation. In the natural habitats of North America and Europe, scientists have also used planthoppers as model organisms to test ecological and evolutionary theory. The consequence of these diverse studies is an extremely scattered literature on planthoppers that has never been synthesized from an ecological perspective. This volume summarizes what is known about planthopper ecology and biological control. It takes a theoretical approach yet is deeply concerned with the application of theory to the practical problems of pest management.

Keywords

Fitness adaptation biology ecology evolution genetics insect migration nutrition pesticides population dynamics predator

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. Denno
    • 1
  • T. John Perfect
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Natural Resources InstituteChatham Maritime, Chatham, KentUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2395-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6015-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2395-6
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