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Identification of insects, spiders and mites in vegetable crops. Workshop Manual, 2nd edition

Heisswolf, S., Kay, I. and Walsh, B. (2010) Identification of insects, spiders and mites in vegetable crops. Workshop Manual, 2nd edition. Manual. State of Queensland.



Accurate and confident identification of the insects, spiders and mites in vegetable crops is the first step towards successful management of pests and natural enemies. It is an essential prerequisite for crop monitoring, which is the backbone of an effective pest management program. This workshop manual and trainer's handbook were compiled as part of an insect, spider and mite identification program for Australian vegetable growers.

The workshop training is designed to help growers to:
• know how to collect and preserve insects for identification
• be able to classify most common insects (particularly those of horticultural significance) into broad groups
• appreciate the importance of these groups in pest, predator and parasite identification and management
• collect and classify some insect pests, predators and parasites of horticultural importance.

Item Type:Monograph (Manual)
Copyright Holders:The State of Queensland
Funders:AusVeg, Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL).
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:© The State of Queensland Copyright protects this publication. Except for purposes permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, reproduction by whatever means is prohibited without prior written permission of the Department. Enquiries should be directed to the Business Information Centre on 13 25 23
Keywords:Insect; mite; spider; identify; vegetable; pest; predatory; parasite; field; laboratory; microscope; order; workshop.
Subjects:Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Books. Writing. Paleography
Plant culture > Vegetables
Plant pests and diseases
Science > Zoology > Invertebrates
Live Archive:03 Mar 2011 01:42
Last Modified:05 Oct 2023 05:16

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