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The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity

Principles and Practices for the Identification, Containment and Control of Organisms that Threaten Agriculture and the Environment Globally

  • Gordon Gordh
  • Simon McKirdy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lottie Erikson, Robert Griffin
    Pages 27-43
  3. Zhi-Hong Li, Shui-Fang Zhu, Fang-Hao Wan
    Pages 45-72
  4. Susan P. Worner, Robert C. Venette, Mark Braithwaite, Erhard Dobesberger
    Pages 73-117
  5. Ron Sequeira, Robert Griffin
    Pages 119-148
  6. Mark Whattam, Gerard Clover, Michael Firko, Tom Kalaris
    Pages 149-188
  7. Shashi Sharma, Simon McKirdy, Fiona Macbeth
    Pages 189-206
  8. Michael Tadle, Paula Henstridge
    Pages 207-234
  9. Mark Burgman, Bill Roberts, Claire Sansford, Robert Griffin, Kerrie Mengersen
    Pages 235-267
  10. M. K. Hennessey, L. Jeffers, D. Nendick, Ken Glassy, L. Floyd, J. D. Hansen et al.
    Pages 269-308
  11. Tom Kalaris, Daniel Fieselmann, Roger Magarey, Manuel Colunga-Garcia, Amy Roda, Darryl Hardie et al.
    Pages 309-337
  12. G. A. Norton, T. W. Walters, J. LaForest, K. Walker, M. Taylor, S. Winterton et al.
    Pages 339-373
  13. Laurene Levy, Patrick Shiel, Geoffrey Dennis, C. André Lévesque, Gerard Clover, Harvinder Bennypaul et al.
    Pages 375-416
  14. Ken Bloem, Eckehard G. Brockerhoff, Vic Mastro, Gregory S. Simmons, John Sivinski, David M. Suckling
    Pages 417-446
  15. D. R. Lance, W. M. Woods, M. Stefan
    Pages 447-484
  16. Michael Stefan, Christine Markham, Robert Benjamin, Jeffrey Coath
    Pages 485-517
  17. Eric L. Davis, David K. Nendick
    Pages 519-546
  18. P. (Broadbent) Barkley, T. Schubert, G. C. Schutte, K. Godfrey, V. Hattingh, G. Telford et al.
    Pages 547-592

About this book


The Handbook is arranged in 23 chapters written by 85 world experts who systematically explain the substance of Plant Protection (Biosecurity). The Handbook is the first comprehensive treatment of regulations, policies and procedures used to protect domestic agriculture and natural resources from attack by invasive alien species via international trade and travel. Case studies explain complex regulatory programs involving significant invasive organisms, including insects, plant pathogens and weeds.


Agricultural Pest Control/ Management Insects Invasive Alien Species Plant Pathogens Weeds

Editors and affiliations

  • Gordon Gordh
    • 1
  • Simon McKirdy
    • 2
  1. 1.Plant Protection and QuarantineUSDA-APHISRaleighUSA
  2. 2.School of Veterinary and Life SciencesMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia

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From the book reviews:

“This book discusses the regulatory aspects of plant biosecurity. … This work is the quintessential tool in understanding biosecurity globally, presenting an invaluable and comprehensive summary of issues. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (R. Frederiksen, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), July, 2014)