David W. Hagstrum's Fundamentals of Stored-Product Entomology PDF

By David W. Hagstrum

ISBN-10: 1891127500

ISBN-13: 9781891127502

This new reference discusses the basics of stored-product entomology that must be thought of in making plans, implementation, and overview of a pest administration application. it truly is in response to the evaluation of an in depth database of references and lots of years of analysis on stored-product insect difficulties by way of the specialist authors. With fresh regulatory adjustments, shoppers predicament approximately pesticide residues in nutrients, and nutrition businesses embracing IPM and substitute ways for pest administration, this ebook is well timed. It presents the fundamental details had to deal with pests with and with no using chemicals.

Managing pests calls for a radical figuring out of insect biology, habit, ecology, sampling, professionals and cons of administration thoughts, and responses of bugs to a few of the administration suggestions. This complete e-book covers all of those themes, starting with a dialogue of the scope of stored-product entomology. It additionally presents perception into the variety of meals and habitats used by stored-product bugs, the kinds of monetary losses because of them, and the ways that an realizing in their biology can be utilized to review or deal with those bugs. Insect mobility, assets of insect infestation, sampling, lifestyles background, and inhabitants progress are mentioned besides, as they play a massive position in constructing a good sampling application. moreover, selection aids, the price of administration tools, and the resistance of bugs to administration tools are coated.

For perception into the idea strategy of deciding upon cures, 8 pest administration equipment are completely defined, together with a press release of the elemental working precept and historical past details. For support settling on a variety of chemical and nonchemical tools for varied events, the benefits, dangers and implementation techniques for every strategy are given. scholars, extension educators, specialists, meals sanitarians and bosses, legislators, regulators, and bug pest administration execs are bound to locate details that might aid them to enhance pest management.

Excellent educating tool!

Study questions on the finish of every chapter

Suggested supplemental analyzing, together with books, convention continuing papers, literature stories, study papers, govt courses, and well known articles

General evaluate of the biology for a uncomplicated realizing of pest keep watch over issues

Guides the reader in the course of the idea strategy of designing a pest regulate application or learn examine

Images of the main destructive of stored-product insect pest species for id of households

Quick tools for distinguishing heavily similar stored-product insect species

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With most of these methods, only a small sample of commodity (50–200 g) generally is analyzed, and insect infestations are likely to be detected only after insect densities are quite high. Therefore, these methods are useful research tools but generally have been unsuitable for early detection of insect infestations. Also, many of these methods underestimate the insect population, and some, particularly the nondestructive methods, require expensive equipment. However, some of the nondestructive methods can be automated to process large quantities of commodities and have been or could be used on a commercial scale with a high-speed sorter to separate beans, peanuts, coffee, peas, rice, and many other raw commodities into “accept” and “reject” categories.

After that, 23% of the adults emigrated each day. Many of these adults laid some eggs in the flour during the one-to-four day period before their leaving the flour. 4 to 24 per day as the population grew over time. However, the percentage of the adults emigrating did not increase, suggesting that pheromones, uric acid waste products, and defensive chemicals such as quinones did not build up sufficiently over several generations to change the emigration rate. Lower emigration rates would be expected from larger quantities of food and from bags that were sealed to prevent insect infestation.

Res. 54:119-134. Howe, R. W. 1991. Principles of rearing stored-product insects and of insectary management. Pages 535-544 in: Ecology and Management of Food-Industry Pests. J. R. Gorham, Ed. Assoc. , Arlington, VA. , Throne, J. , and Baker, J. E. 2004. Ovarian physiology and age-grading in the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 40:179-196. Rajendran, S. 1999. Detection of insect infestation in stored food commodities. J. Food Sci. Technol. 36:283-300.

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