Table of Contents

Contents; Preface; List of Contributors; 1. Taxonomic Issues; 2. Population Genetic Issues: The Unfolding Story Using Molecular Markers; 3. Life Cycles and Polymorphism; 4. Host-plant Selection and Feeding; 5. Nutrition and Symbiosis; 6. Growth and Development; 7. Aphid Movement: Process and Consequences; 8. Predators, Parasitoids and Pathogens; 9. Chemical Ecology; 10. Insecticide Resistance; 11. Coping with Stress; 12. Population Dynamics; 13. Feeding Injury; 14. Transmission of Plant Viruses; 15. Chemical Control; 16. Cultural Control; 17. Host-plant Resistance; 18. Biological Control 19. Monitoring and Forecasting20. Integrated Pest Management and Introduction to IPM Case Studies; 21. IPM Case Studies: Brassicas; 22. IPM Case Studies: Berry Crops; 23. IPM Case Studies: Cotton; 24. IPM Case Studies: Leafy Salad Crops; 25. IPM Case Studies: Grain; 26. IPM Case Studies: Seed Potato; 27. IPM Case St Aphids represent one of the world's major insect pests, causing serious economic damage to a range of temperate and tropical crops. This book covers the biology of aphids, their pest status, and how to control them. It contains topics that range from insecticide resistance to chemical, cultural and biological control methods.