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Biological Control of Tropical Weeds Using Arthropods

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R. Muniappan, G. V. P. Reddy, A. Raman, K. Dhileepan, F. Impson, J. H. Hoffmann, C. Kleinjan, R. King, H. Robinson, M. P. Hill, A. J. McConnachie, S. Schooler, W. Cabrera-Walsh, M. H. Julien, H. Zimmermann, C. Moran, C. Zachariades, M. Day, D. Don, P. Conant, J. A. Coetzee, T. D. Center, H. A. Cordo, M. P. Zalucki, C. Wright, L. S. Kuniata, T. A. Heard, Q. Paynter, L. Strathie, G. P. Markin, P. Neuenschwander, R. D. van Klinken, A. P. Roberts, D. S. Mitchell, P. W. Tipping, T. Olckers, J. Sauerborn, D. Müller-Stöver, J. Rabindra, B. S. Bhumannavar, F. Beed, T. Dubois, W. Orapa
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  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107411265

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  • Weeds are a major constraint to agricultural production, particularly in the developing world. Cost-efficient biological control is a self-sustaining way to reduce this problem, and produces fewer non-target effects than chemical methods, which can cause serious damage to the environment. This book covers the origin, distribution, and ecology of twenty model invasive weed species, which occur in habitats from tropical to temperate to aquatic. Sustainable biological control of each weed using one or more arthropods is discussed. The aim is to provide ecological management models for use across the tropical world, and to assist in the assessment of potential risks to native and economic plants. This is a valuable resource for scientists and policy makers concerned with the biological control of invasive tropical plants.

    • Each chapter focuses on one particular invasive plant, giving a full overview of the exploration, screening, introduction and establishment of its natural enemies in the tropics
    • The natural enemies described are transferable to other countries and regions suffering the same invasive plant problem
    • Unique in considering the biological control of weeds using arthropods in the context of environmental sustainability
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    Review of the hardback: 'This is an impressive and comprehensive treatment of the subject presented in a readable and accessible style … should be of considerable use to practitioners in the field and equally to policy makers … It is likely that this treatise will remain the most relevant and seminal treatment of the subject for some good time ahead.' Biologist

    Review of the hardback: '… good source of information supported by 1700 references, supplemented with figures, and it is well indexed. The text is a valuable resource for scientists and policy makers …' Journal of Agricultural Science

    Review of the hardback: '… a useful resource for professionals working on biological control of invasive tropical plants as it provides guidelines for techniques and approaches that can serve the introduction of biological weed management in developing countries. The insights into insect and weed ecology provided by the various case studies will be of interest to both entomologists and weed scientists.' Experimental Agriculture

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    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107411265
    • length: 508 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Biological control of weeds in the tropics and sustainability R. Muniappan, G. V. P. Reddy and A. Raman
    2. Acacia nilotica ssp. Indica (L.) Willd. ex Del. (Mimosaceae) K. Dhileepan
    3. Australian Acacia species (Mimosaceae) in South Africa F. Impson, J. H. Hoffmann and C. Kleinjan
    4. Ageratina adenophora (Sprengel) R. King and H. Robinson (Asteraceae) R. Muniappan, A. Raman and G. V. P. Reddy
    5. Azolla filiculoides Lamarck (Nostocaceae) M. P. Hill and A. J. McConnachie
    6. Cabomba caroliniana Gray (Cabombaceae) S. Schooler, W. Cabrera-Walsh and M. H. Julien
    7. Invasive cactus species (Cactaceae) H. Zimmermann, C. Moran and J. H. Hoffmann
    8. Chromolaena odorata (L.) R. King and H. Robinson (Asteraceae) C. Zachariades, M. Day, R. Muniappan and G. V. P. Reddy
    9. Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don (Melastomataceae) P. Conant
    10. Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt (Cucurbitaceae) R. Muniappan, G. V. P. Reddy and A. Raman
    11. Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laub. (Pontederiaceae) J. A. Coetzee, M. P. Hill, M. H. Julien, T. D. Center and H. A. Cordo
    12. Lantana camara Linn. (Verbenaceae) M. D. Day and M. P. Zalucki
    13. Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (Mimosaceae) L. S. Kuniata
    14. Mimosa pigra L. (Leguminosae) T. A. Heard and Q. Paynter
    15. Parthenium hysterophorus L. (Asteraceae) K. Dhileepan and L. Strathie
    16. Passiflora mollissima (HBK) Bailey (Passifloraceae) G. P. Markin
    17. Pistia stratiotes L. (Araceae) P. Neuenschwander, M. H. Julien, T. D. Center and M. P. Hill
    18. Prosopis species (Leguminosae) R. D. van Klinken, J. H. Hoffmann, H. G. Zimmermann and A. P. Roberts
    19. Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell (Salviniaceae) M. H. Julien, M. P. Hill and P. W. Tipping
    20. Solanum mauritianum Scopoli (Solanaceae) T. Olckers
    21. Application of natural antagonists including arthropods to resist weedy Striga (Scrophulariaceae) in tropical agroecosystems J. Sauerborn and D. Müller-Stöver
    22. Biological control of weeds in India J. Rabindra and B. S. Bhumannavar
    23. The role of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in weed biological control F. Beed and T. Dubois
    24. The role of Secretariat of the Pacific Community in the biological control of weeds in the Pacific Islands region - past, present and future activities W. Orapa
    Index.

  • Editors

    Rangaswamy Muniappan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Gadi V. P. Reddy, University of Guam

    Anantanarayanan Raman, Charles Sturt University and E. H. Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia

    Contributors

    R. Muniappan, G. V. P. Reddy, A. Raman, K. Dhileepan, F. Impson, J. H. Hoffmann, C. Kleinjan, R. King, H. Robinson, M. P. Hill, A. J. McConnachie, S. Schooler, W. Cabrera-Walsh, M. H. Julien, H. Zimmermann, C. Moran, C. Zachariades, M. Day, D. Don, P. Conant, J. A. Coetzee, T. D. Center, H. A. Cordo, M. P. Zalucki, C. Wright, L. S. Kuniata, T. A. Heard, Q. Paynter, L. Strathie, G. P. Markin, P. Neuenschwander, R. D. van Klinken, A. P. Roberts, D. S. Mitchell, P. W. Tipping, T. Olckers, J. Sauerborn, D. Müller-Stöver, J. Rabindra, B. S. Bhumannavar, F. Beed, T. Dubois, W. Orapa

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