Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology

Application and evaluation of pathogens for control of insects and other invertebrate pests

  • Lawrence A. Lacey
  • Harry K. Kaya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Harry K. Kaya, Lawrence A. Lacey
      Pages 1-4
    2. Andrew C. Chapple, Roger A. Downer, Roy P. Bateman
      Pages 5-37
  3. Statistical Considerations

  4. Application Equipment

    1. R. P. Bateman, G. A. Matthews, F. R. Hall
      Pages 77-112
    2. Karl Mierzejewski, Richard C. Reardon, Normand Dubois
      Pages 113-151
    3. Fernando E. Vega, Patrick F. Dowd, Lawrence A. Lacey, Judith K. Pell, D. Michael Jackson, Michael G. Klein
      Pages 153-177
  5. Overview of Pathogen Groups

    1. Hugh F. Evans
      Pages 179-208
    2. Joel P. Siegel
      Pages 209-230
    3. Leellen F. Solter, James J. Becnel
      Pages 231-254
    4. Mark S. Goettel, G. Douglas Inglis, Stephen P. Wraight
      Pages 255-282
    5. Albrecht M. Koppenhöfer
      Pages 283-301
  6. Naturally-Occurring Pathogens

  7. Exotic Pathogens

    1. Ann E. Hajek, Italo Delalibera Jr., Michael L. Mcmanus
      Pages 339-369
  8. Evaluation of Entomopathogens in Specific Systems

    1. Vegetable row crops

      1. Tadeusz J. Poprawski, Stephen P. Wraight
        Pages 371-388
      2. John D. Vandenberg, Anthony M. Shelton, Stephen P. Wraight
        Pages 389-403
    2. Grain

      1. Leslie C. Lewis, Denny J. Bruck, Jan J. Jackson
        Pages 405-424
      2. W. C. Rice, H. Y. Choo
        Pages 425-446
      3. Flávio Moscardi, Daniel R. Sosa-Gómez
        Pages 447-466
    3. Vegetable row crops

      1. S. Y. Young, D. C. Steinkraus, D. H. Gouge
        Pages 467-495
      2. Parwinder S. Grewal
        Pages 497-503
    4. Fruit

      1. K. Van Frankenhuyzen, R. C. Reardon, N. R. Dubois
        Pages 527-556
      2. Lawrence A. Lacey, Alan Knight, Jürg Huber
        Pages 557-576
      3. Clayton W. Mccoy, David I. Shapiro, Larry W. Duncan
        Pages 577-595
    5. Fruit

      1. Steven R. Booth, Frank A. Drummond, Eleanor Groden
        Pages 597-615
      2. Ralph E. Berry, Jack D. Deangelis
        Pages 629-650
      3. G. Douglas Inglis, Mark S. Goettel, Martin A. Erlandson, David K. Weaver
        Pages 651-679
      4. Michael G. Klein, Parwinder S. Grewal, Trevor A. Jackson
        Pages 681-706
      5. Ole Skovmand, James Kerwin, Lawrence A. Lacey
        Pages 767-785
      6. Michael J. Wilson, Randy Gaugler
        Pages 787-804
  9. Transgenic Plants

    1. Michael A. Caprio, Douglas V. Sumerford, Steven R. Sims
      Pages 805-828
  10. Resistance

  11. Non-target Organisms

  12. Back Matter
    Pages 869-911

About this book


The 38 chapters of this Field Manual provide the tools required for planning experiments with entomopathogens and their implementation in the field. Basic tools include chapters on the theory and practice of microbial control agents, statistical design of experiments, equipment and application strategies. The major pathogen groups are covered in individual chapters (virus, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, nematodes). Subsequent chapters deal with the impact of naturally occurring and introduced exotic pathogens and inundative application of microbial control agents. The largest section of the Manual is composed of 21 chapters on the application and evaluation of entomopathogens in a wide range of agricultural, forest, domestic and aquatic habitats. Mites and slugs broaden the scope of the book. Supplementary techniques and media for follow-up laboratory studies are described. Three final chapters cover the evaluation of Bt transgenic plants, resistance to insect pathogens and strategies to manage it, and guidelines for evaluating the effects of MCAs on nontarget organisms.
Readership: Researchers, graduate students, practitioners of integrated pest management, regulators, those doing environmental impact studies. The book is a stand-alone reference, but is also complementary to the laboratory-oriented Manual of Techniques in Insect Pathology and similar comprehensive texts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence A. Lacey
    • 1
  • Harry K. Kaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Yakima Agricultural Research LaboratoryUSDA-ARSWapatoUSA
  2. 2.Department of NematologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-1549-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1547-8
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