© 2008

Integration of Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Crops within IPM Programs

  • Jörg Romeis
  • Anthony M. Shelton
  • George G. Kennedy

Part of the Progress in Biological Control book series (PIBC, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sharlene R. Matten, Graham P. Head, Hector D. Quemada
    Pages 27-39
  3. Juan Ferré, Jeroen Van Rie, Susan C. Macintosh
    Pages 41-85
  4. Jörg Romeis, Roy G. Van Driesche, Barbara I. P. Barratt, Franz Bigler
    Pages 87-117
  5. Richard L. Hellmich, Ramon Albajes, David Bergvinson, Jarrad R. Prasifka, Zhen-Ying Wang, Michael J. Weiss
    Pages 119-158
  6. Steven E. Naranjo, John R. Ruberson, Hari C. Sharma, Lewis Wilson, Kongming Wu
    Pages 159-194
  7. Michael B. Cohen, Mao Chen, J. S. Bentur, K. L. Heong, Gongyin Ye
    Pages 223-248
  8. Anthony M. Shelton, Marc Fuchs, Frank A. Shotkoski
    Pages 249-271
  9. Nicholas P. Storer, Galen P. Dively, Rod A. Herman
    Pages 273-302
  10. Matin Qaim, Carl E. Pray, David Zilberman
    Pages 329-356
  11. Louise A. Malone, Angharad M. R. Gatehouse, Barbara I. P. Barratt
    Pages 357-417
  12. Anthony M. Shelton, Jörg Romeis, George G. Kennedy
    Pages 419-429
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 431-441

About this book


Insect pests remain one of the main constraints to food and fiber production worldwide despite farmers deploying a range of techniques to protect their crops. Modern pest control is guided by the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) with pest resistant germplasm being an important part of the foundation. Since 1996, when the first genetically modified (GM) insect-resistant maize variety was commercialized in the USA, the area planted to insect-resistant GM varieties has grown dramatically, representing the fastest adoption rate of any agricultural technology in human history. The goal of our book is to provide an overview on the role insect-resistant GM plants play in different crop systems worldwide. We hope that the book will contribute to a more rational debate about the role GM crops can play in IPM for food and fiber production.


Bt-crops Insect-resistant genetically modified crops Integrated Pest Management Risks and benefits of using GM plants crops farmers maize

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Romeis
    • 1
  • Anthony M. Shelton
    • 2
  • George G. Kennedy
    • 3
  1. 1.Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ARTZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyCornell University/NYSAESGenevaUSA
  3. 3.Department of EntomologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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From the reviews:

"The book has 14 Chapters contributed by 42 authors. … Each chapter is supported by an extensive list of references. This excellent book will surely contribute to a rational debate about the role of GM technology in crop production when a growing human population is demanding an improvement in food production. It should be read by all those involved in the debate … ." (Graham Matthews, Crop Protection, Issue 1, 2008)