Handbook of Vegetable Pests, Second Edition, provides two types of diagnostic aids: the easy-to-use "guides to pests of vegetable crops", which guides the reader to the most likely pests of each vegetable crop based on the portion of the plant attacked and the category of pest; and the more technical dichotomous keys for identification of many of the difficult-to-identify species. It includes over 300 common and occasional pest species, detailing the geographic distribution of vegetable pests, host plant relationships, natural enemies, damage, life history, and methods of control and damage prevention.
- Presents a current and comprehensive synthesis of vetted information for the support of both commercial and home vegetable production
- Includes over 300 common and occasional pest species, or species complexes, known to affect vegetables grown in the United States and Canada
- Summarizes the important findings of the last 150 years
- Provides citations to the original literature
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1. Pest identification 2. Class Insecta 3. Order Coleoptera
Beetles, Weevils, White Grubs, Wireworms 4. Order Dermaptera
Earwigs 5. Order Diptera
Flies, Maggots 6. Order Hemiptera
Bugs, Aphids, Leaf- and Planthoppers, Psyllids, Whiteflies 7. Order Hymenoptera
Ants, Sawflies 8. Order Lepidoptera
Caterpillars, Moths, Butterflies 9. Order Orthoptera
Grasshoppers, Crickets 10. Order Thysanoptera
Thrips 11. Other Invertebrate Pests 12. Class Acari
Mites 13. Class Collembola
Springtails 14. Class Diplopoda
Millipedes 15. Class Isopoda
Pillbugs and Sowbugs 16. Class Mollusca
Slugs and Snails 17. Class Symphyla
Appendices Keys to selected groups of pests Other sources of information on vegetable crops
Professor John Capinera's primary interest and experience is in the field of insect ecology, particularly insect-plant relationships. His work has also included a focus on insect pest management, especially feeding deterrents, biological control, damage assessment, and economic thresholds.