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Host plant resistance in grain crops and prospects for invertebrate pest management in Australia: An overview

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Gu, H., Edwards, O.R., Hardy, A.T. and Fitt, G.P. (2008) Host plant resistance in grain crops and prospects for invertebrate pest management in Australia: An overview. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 48 (12). pp. 1543-1548.

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/EA08027

Publisher URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au/


An integrated pest management (IPM) approach that relies on an array of tactics is adopted commonly in response to problems with pesticide-based production in many agricultural systems. Host plant resistance is often used as a fundamental component of an IPM system because of the generally compatible, complementary role that pest-resistant crops play with other tactics. Recent research and development in the resistance of legumes and cereals to aphids, sorghum midge resistance, and the resistance of canola varieties to mite and insect pests have shown the prospects of host plant resistance for developing IPM strategies against invertebrate pests in Australian grain crops. Furthermore, continuing advances in biotechnology provide the opportunity of using transgenic plants to enhance host plant resistance in grains.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Plant Science, Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:© CSIRO.
Keywords:IPM; integrated pest management; resistance; invertebrate; aphid; sorghum midge; GM; genetically modified plants.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Organic plant protection. Biological control
Plant culture > Field crops > Wheat
Science > Biology > Genetics
Live Archive:30 Jan 2009 05:50
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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