Pest thresholds: Their development and use in Vineyards for arthropod management

Rufu S. Isaacs, Michael Craig Saunders, Noubar J. Bostanian

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Abstract

Thresholds provide a quantitative basis upon which crop managers can decide whether arthropod pest populations are below, at, or exceeding a level that warrants the expense of activities to reduce the pest’s density. These interventions may be cultural, biological, or chemical control practices that reduce the pest population below the economic threshold. Thresholds are an essential component of an IPM program, and their use can lead to signifi cant reduction in pesticides applied to crops and lower costs of production for farmers (Pedigo et al. 1986).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArthropod Management in Vineyards:: Pests, Approaches, and Future Directions
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages17-36
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789400740327
ISBN (Print)9789400740310
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Isaacs, R. S., Saunders, M. C., & Bostanian, N. J. (2012). Pest thresholds: Their development and use in Vineyards for arthropod management. In Arthropod Management in Vineyards:: Pests, Approaches, and Future Directions (pp. 17-36). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4032-7