Dedication. List of contributors. Preface.
Section I: Introduction. I-1 Introduction to Microbial Control; H.K. Kaya, L.A. Lacey. I-2 Theory and Practice of Microbial Insecticide Application; A.C. Chapple et al.
Section II: Statistical Considerations. II-1 Experimental Design: Statistical Considerations and Analysis; J.F. Campbell, S.P. Wraight.
Section III: Application Equipment. III-1 Ground based Application Equipment; R.P. Bateman et al. III-2 Conventional Application Equipment: Aerial Application; K. Mierzejewski et al.. III-3 Dissemination of Beneficial Microbial Agents by Insects; F.E. Vega et al.
Section IV: Overview of Pathogen Groups. IV-1 Viruses; J.S. Cory, H.F. Evans. IV-2 Bacteria; S.F. Garczynski, J.P. Siegel. IV-3 Entomopathogenic Microsporidia; L.F. Solter, J.J. Becnel. IV-4 Fungi; S.P. Wraight et al.. IV-5 Nematodes; A.M. Koppenhöfer.
Section V: Naturally Occurring Pathogens. V-1 Documentation of Naturally Occuring Pathogens and their Impact in Agroecosystems; D.C. Steinkraus. V-2 Assessing Impact of Naturally-Occuring Pathogens of Forest Insects; J.S. Elkinton, J. Burand.
Section VI: Exotic Pathogens. VI-1 Introduction of Exotic Pathogens and Documentation of Their Establishment and Impact; A.E. Hajek et al.
Section VII: Evaluation of Entomopathogens in Specific systems. VII-1 Application and Evaluation of Entomopathogens in Potato; S.P. Wraight et al.. VII-2 Application and Evaluation of Entomopathogens in Crucifers and Cucurbits; J.D. Vandenberg et al. VII-3 Microbial Control of Insect Pests of Corn; L.C. Lewis et al.VII-4 Evaluation of Microbial Agents against Rice Pests; W.C. Rice, H.Y. Choo. VII-5 Microbial Control of Insect Pests of Soybeans; F. Moscardi. VII-6 Microbial Insecticide Application and Evaluation: Cotton; D.C. Steinkraus. VII-7 Mushroom Pests; P.S. Grewal. VII-8 Techniques for Testing Microbials for Control of Arthropod Pests in Greenhouses; H.D. Burges. VII-9 Forest Defoliators; K. van Frankenhuyzen et al.. VII-10 Microbial Control of Wood-Boring Insects Attacking Forest and Shade Trees; A.E. Hajek, L.S. Bauer. VII-11 Microbial Control of Lepidopteran Pests of Apple Orchards; L.A. Lacey et al.. VII-12 Microbial Control of Insect Pests of Stone Fruit and Nuts; D.I. Shapiro-Ilan et al. VII-13 Application and Evaluation of Entomopathogens for Citrus Pest Control; C.W. McCoy et al. VII-14 Small Fruits; S.R. Booth et al. VII-15 Application and Evaluation of Entomopathogens for Control of Pest Insects in Mint; R.E. Berry. VII-16 Insect and Mite Control on Nursery and Landscape Plants with Entomopathogens; D.J. Bruck et al. VII-17 Grasshoppers and Locusts; G.D. Inglis et al. VII-18 Lawn, Turf and Grassland Pests; M.G. Klein et al. VII-19 Application and Evaluation of Entomopathogens for Managing Insects in Stored Products; J.C. Lord et al. VII-20 Microbial Control of Urban Pests - Cockroaches, Ants and Termites; R.J. Milner, R.M. Pereira. VII-21 Application and Evaluation of Entomopathogens for Control of Livestock and Poultry Pests; D.E. Pinnock, B.A. Mullens. VII-22 Microbial Control of Mosquitoes and Black Flies; O. Skovmand et al. VII-23 Terrestrial Mollusc Pests; M.J. Wilson.
Section VIII: Transgenic
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