Biocontrol-Based Integrated Management of Oilseed Rape Pests

  • Ingrid H. Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Bernd Ulber, Ingrid H. Williams, Zdzislaw Klukowski, Anne Luik, Christer Nilsson
    Pages 45-76
  3. Andrew W. Ferguson, Ingrid H. Williams, Lynda M. Castle, Matthew Skellern
    Pages 77-114
  4. Ingrid H. Williams, Andrew W. Ferguson, Märt Kruus, Eve Veromann, Douglas J. Warner
    Pages 115-149
  5. Ingrid H. Williams, Samantha M. Cook
    Pages 215-244
  6. Carsten Thies, Teja Tscharntke
    Pages 273-284
  7. Thomas Frank, Thomas Drapela, Dietmar Moser, Johann G. Zaller
    Pages 285-304
  8. Thomas Thieme, Udo Heimbach, Andreas Müller
    Pages 313-335
  9. Bernd Ulber, Zdzisław Klukowski, Ingrid H. Williams
    Pages 337-355
  10. Marika Mänd, Ingrid H. Williams, Eneli Viik, Reet Karise
    Pages 357-379
  11. Andreas Johnen, Ingrid H. Williams, Christer Nilsson, Zdzisław Klukowski, Anne Luik, Bernd Ulber
    Pages 381-403
  12. Adrien Rusch, Muriel Valantin-Morison, Jean Pierre Sarthou, Jean Roger-Estrade
    Pages 415-448
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 449-461

About this book


Oilseed rape is a major arable crop in both Europe and North America. It is attacked by unique complexes of insect pests still largely controlled through the application of chemical insecticides. Crop management systems for the future must combine sustainability with environmental acceptability to satisfy both social and economic demands. This book, in its 17 chapters each led by a world expert, reviews research progress towards developing integrated pest management systems for the crop that enhance conservation biocontrol. This approach is particularly timely because of the development in Europe of insecticide resistance in the pollen beetle, a major pest of the crop. The past decade has seen considerable progress in our knowledge of the parasitoids and predators that contribute to biocontrol, of their distribution patterns, and their behavioural ecology, both within and without the crop. There is potential for natural enemy conservation through modification of within-field crop husbandry practices, as well as, on the landscape scale, through habitat manipulation to encourage vegetational diversity. This book will prove invaluable as a text for researchers, university teachers, graduate scientists, extension workers and growers involved in integrated pest management.


Biocontrol Crop protection Ecology Integrated pest management Oilseed rape insect pests Parasitoids Sustainability environment oilseed

Editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid H. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Welwyn, HertfordshireUnited Kingdom

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