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Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition

Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition by Miguel Altieri
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  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Ecological Role of Biodiversity in Agriculture
  • Traditional Agroecosystems As Models of Biodiverse Farms
  • The Ecological Role of Biodiversity
  • The Nature of Biodiversity in Agroecosystems
  • Chapter 2. Agroecology and Pest Management
  • The Nature of Agricultural Habitats and its Relation to Pest Buildup
  • Crop Diversification and Biological Control
  • Chapter 3. Plant Diversity and Insect Stability in Agroecosystems
  • Ecological Theory
  • Theory Dilemmas
  • Chapter 4. Insect Manipulation Through Weed Management
  • Weeds As Sources of Insect Pests in Agroecosystems
  • The Role of Weeds in the Ecology of Natural Enemies
  • Insect Dynamics in Weed-Diversified Crop Systems
  • Isolating the Ecological Effects of Weed Diversity
  • Crop-Weed Management Considerations
  • Chapter 5. Insect Management in Multiple-Cropping Systems
  • Patterns of Insect Abundance in Polycultures
  • Herbivore Trends in Polycultures
  • Case Study 1: Maize Intercrops and Pest Attack
  • Case Study 2: Cassava Intercrops and Pest Incidence
  • Case Study 3: Reducing Stemborers in Africa
  • Living Mulches: A Special Type of Intercrop
  • Methodologies to Study Insect Dynamics in Polycultures
  • Management Considerations
  • Chapter 6. Insect Ecology in Orchards Under Cover-Crop Management
  • Selecting and Managing Cover Crops in Orchards
  • Case Study 1: Apple Orchards in California
  • Case Study 2: Pecan Orchards in Georgia
  • Case Study 3: Summer Cover Crops in Vineyards
  • Chapter 7. The Influence of Adjacent Habitats on Insect Populations in Crop Fields
  • Crop Edges and Insect Pests
  • Field Boundaries and Natural Enemies
  • Designing and Managing Borders
  • Case Study 1: Exchange of Arthropods at the Interface of Apple Orchards and Adjacent Woodlands
  • Manipulating Crop-Field Border Vegetation
  • Case Study 2: Biological Corridors in Vineyards
  • Case Study 3: Strip Management to Augment Predators
  • Chapter 8. The Dynamics of Insect Pests in Agroforestry Systems
  • The Effects of Trees in Agroforestry on Insect Pests
  • Designing Natural Successional Analog Agroforestry Systems
  • The Need for Further Research
  • Chapter 9. Designing Pest-Stable Vegetationally Diverse Agroecosystems
  • Monocultures and the Failure of Conventional Pest-Control Approaches
  • Towards Sustainable Agriculture
  • Requirements of Sustainable Agroecosystems
  • Designing Healthy Agroecosystems
  • Healthy Soils—Healthy Plants
  • Restoring Diversity in Agricultural Systems
  • Enhancing Surrounding Biodiversity
  • Case Study 1: Diversification of an Onion Agroecosystem in Michigan
  • Case Study 2: A Diversified Small Farming System in Chile
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Index
CRC Press; February 2004
253 pages; ISBN 9781482277937
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Title: Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition
Author: Miguel Altieri; Clara Nicholls
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