Biological Control Bookshelf
The American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Press has published "Weed Management in Horticultural Crops." This book provides a practical guide to techniques including integrated weed management and biological control that farmers can use to manage weeds in fruit, vegetables, and landscape plants. No other books exist which solely emphasizes weed management in horticultural crops. The book is edited by Dr. Milt McGiffen from the University of California - Riverside. It is based on information presented at a joint workshop sponsored by ASHS and the Weed Science Society of America. "Weed Management in Horticultural Crops" is available for $29.95 plus shipping from ASHS Press, 600 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. To order by telephone call (703) 836-2418.
Enhancing Biological Control: Habitat Management to Promote Natural Enemies of Agricultural Pests, C. H. Pickett and R. L. Bugg, eds., is a soon-to-be-published book that addresses an important gap in the biological control literature by providing the first comprehensive summary of recent findings on habitat manipulation to control pests.
The hardcover, illustrated edition will be available for $50.00 in bookstores or from: University of California Press (1-800-822-6657)
The very tiny, plant-feeding eriophyoid mites are commonly known as gall, bud, blister and rust mites, and are second only to spider mites as world-wide plant pests. They are preyed upon by predaceous phytoseiid and stigmaeid mites that help keep their numbers in check.
The 1996 book Eriophyoid Mites: Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control, E. E. Lindquist, M. W. Sabelis and J. Bruin, eds., includes the scholarly work of 47 experts from around the world, and is extensively referenced. Entomologists will be delighted with the detailed descriptions, taxonomic keys, detailed line drawings and scanning electron microscope photos that make for easy pest identification. Pest managers that have to control these mites will find the information in the 790 page book will enrich their knowledge, although the $276 price tag may deter some people from including it in their library.
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- Adapted from a review by Bill Quarles in IPM Practitioner 20(5/6) (May/June) 1998: 16.
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