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The management of diamondback moth and other crucifer pests

Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop, 26-29 November 2001, Melbourne, Australia

Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgements, Foreword

Keynote address

1. Management of the diamondback moth: déjà vu all over again A.M. Shelton

Invited speakers

2. Brassica IPM adoption: progress and constraints in south-east Asia A. Sivapragasam

3. Improving the integration of pest management practices: theoretical and practical challenges. Michael A. Keller

4. Diamondback moth resistance to Bt: relevance of genetics and molecular biology to detection and management David G. Heckel, Bruce E. Tabashnik, Yong-Biao Liu, Linda J. Gahan, Anthony M. Shelton, Jian-Zhou Zhao and Simon W. Baxter

5. New insect control agents: modes of action and selectivity Thomas C. Sparks

6. Host plant finding by insects - undersowing crop plants with clover reveals the missing link Stan Finch and Rosemary H. Collier

7. Developing Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) as a pest management tool Linda Thomson, Brad Rundle and Ary Hoffmann

8. Improvement of crucifer IPM in the Changjiang River Valley, China: from research to practice Shu-sheng Liu, Zu-hua Shi, Shi-jian Guo, Yong-nian Chen, Guang-mei Zhang, Lao-fu Lu, Dong-sheng Wang, Peter Deuter and M.P. Zalucki

Contributed papers


Population variation and dispersal

9. Variability in Plutella and its natural enemies: implications for biological control A.A. Kirk, G. Mercadier, D. Bordat, G. Delvare, A. Pichon, L. Arvanitakis, A. E. Goudégnon and C. Rinçon

10. Biological and genetic differences between populations of diamondback moth from different geographic origins A. Pichon, D. Bordat, A. Bordat, L. Arvanitakis and C. Tertois

11. Development and assessment of microsatellites and AFLPs for Plutella xylostella Robert D. J. Butcher, Denis J. Wright & James M. Cook

12. The origins of infestations of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), in canola in western Canada L.M. Dosdall, P.G. Mason, O. Olfert, L. Kaminski, and B.A. Keddie

13. Regional outbreaks of diamondback moth due to movement of contaminated plants and favourable climatic conditions. A. M. Shelton

14. Estimation of some characteristic dispersal ranges of diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) Jianhua Mo, Greg Baker, Mike Keller and Rick Roush

Biology of diamondback moth

15. DBM development: are we measuring the right temperatures? Sivakumar Mohandass and Myron P. Zalucki

16. Elevated atmospheric CO2 may affect the performance of specialist (Plutella xylostella) and generalist (Spodoptera littoralis) on Brassica plants G.V.P. Reddy, A.-M. Manninen and J.K. Holopainen

Insect - plant interactions

17. Interactions between transgenic plants, the diamondback moth and natural enemies T. H. Schuler, R. P. J. Potting, I. Denholm and G. M. Poppy

18. Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), on peas in Kenya: impact of the host shift on the pest and its parasitoid Bernhard Löhr and Andrea Rossbach

19. Trap crops for diamondback moth and other crucifer pests in Guam R. Muniappan, Junard Cruz and Jesse Bamba

20. Arabidopsis thaliana as a model host plant for Plutella xylostella Jenny Barker, Guy Poppy and Chris Payne

21. Resistance mechanisms of cabbage cultivar "Shinsei" against infestation of the diamondback moth - effect of leaf angle and hardness of outer leaf Youichi Kobori, Hiroshi Amano and Hisashi Nemoto

22. Coping with glucosinolates: disarming the mustard oil bomb Heiko Vogel, Jürgen Kroymann, Andreas Ratzka and Thomas Mitchell-Olds

Forecasting and sampling

23. Forecasting attacks by pest insects of cruciferous crops Rosemary H. Collier and Stan Finch

24. Evaluation of presence-absence sampling plans for the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) Jianhua Mo, Greg Baker and Mike Keller

25. Yellow sticky traps as a monitoring tool for Plutella xylostella in Brassica vegetable crops Bronwyn Walsh, Brendan Nolan and Larry Cooper

Biological control

26. Quantitative evaluation of the biotic mortality factors affecting diamondback moth in south-east Queensland, Australia Michael J Furlong, Shi Zuhua, Guo Shijian, Liu Yinquan, Liu Shu Sheng and Myron Zalucki

Biological control - parasitoids

27. Effect of parasitoid elimination on populations of diamondback moth in cabbage Rami Kfir

28. Integration of biological control and botanical pesticides - evaluation in a tritrophic context Deidre S. Charleston, M. Dicke, L.E.M. Vet and Rami Kfir

29. Evaluation of two neem insecticides for non-target effects on the larval parasitoids of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) A.M. Akol, S. Sithanantham, A.M. Varela, J.M. Mueke and R.O. Okelo

30. Effects of several insecticides on the larval parasitoid, Cotesia plutellae Kurdjumov, of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) Tadashi Miyata, Laddawan Insung, Ouab Sarnthoy and Piyarat Keinmeessuke

31. Host resistance to an insecticide and selection at larval stage favour development of resistance in the parasitoid, Cotesia plutellae Shu-sheng Liu, Yuan-xi Li and Zhen-Hua Tang

32. Plant volatiles and adult experience affect selection by Cotesia plutellae of host larvae on different plants Li-hui Jiang and Shu-sheng Liu

33. Interspecific competition between Diadegma semiclausum and Oomyzus sokolowskii, parasitoids of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella Zu-hua Shi, Qin-bao Li, Xin Li and Shu-sheng Liu

34. Parasitoids associated with the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), in the Eastern Cape, South Africa T.J. Smith and M.H. Villet

35. Impact of parasitoid wasps on Plutella xylostella in Perth, Western Australia F.A. Berlandier and D.A. Cousins

36. Guild structure of aphid parasitoids in broccoli: influence of host and neighbouring crops Moshe Coll and Keith R. Hopper

37. Parasitism of Nyctemera amica (White) (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) and Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) by Cotesia plutellae (Kurdjumov) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Nancy Endersby and Peter Cameron

Biological control - pathogens

38. The development of endemic baculoviruses of Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth, DBM) for control of DBM in East Africa David Grzywacz, Mark Parnell, Gilbert Kibata, George Oduor, Walter Ogutu, Douglas Miano & Doreen Winstanley

39. Impact of a granulosis virus on larval food consumption and development duration of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) Li-hua Lü, Yu-rong He, Xia Feng and Huan-yu Chen

40. Insect pathogens for biological control of the diamondback moth with particular emphasis on the fungus Zoophthora radicans in New Zealand F.J.L. Stavely, J.K. Pell, B. Chapman, T.R. Glare, H. Yeo, D.M. Suckling and M. Walter

41. Proof-of-concept trials for control of DBM by autodissemination R.A. Vickers, J.K. Pell, A. White and M.J. Furlong

42. Some studies on Nosema infecting DBM in Malaysia Idris, A.B., Zainal-Abidin, B.A.H., Sajap, A.S., Noran, A.M. and Hussan, A.K.

Insecticide resistance

43. Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), resistance management in Hawaii Ronald F.L. Mau and Laura Gusukuma-Minuto

44. Challenges in implementing spinosad diamondback moth resistance management strategies in intensive vegetable growing areas in Asia Samsudin Amit, Gary Thompson and Paul Downard

45. Reduced susceptibility to permethrin in diamondback moth populations from vegetable and nonvegetable hosts in southern Australia Nancy M. Endersby, Peter M. Ridland and Jingye Zhang

46. Diamondback moth resistance to insecticides in Guangdong Province Xia Feng, Huan-yu Chen, Li-hua Lü

47. Variation in carboxylesterase frequency and insecticide resistance of Plutella xylostella (L.) as a response to environmental gradients Can-Jen William Maa, Huei-Jin Wang and Ching-Fen Liu


48. Naturally derived chemistry (azadirachtin) for the control of crucifer pests in Australia G.R. Leeson

49. Spinosad controls a range of lepidopteran pests in crucifers in Australia Paul Downard

50. Studies of diamondback moth populations in Réunion Island (Indian Ocean) Philippe Ryckewaert and Frédéric Fabre

Implementation of IPM

51. Implementing of an IPM programme for vegetable brassicas in New Zealand G.P. Walker, P.J. Cameron and N.A. Berry

52. Integrating novel technologies for cabbage IPM in the USA: value of on-farm research William D. Hutchison, Eric C. Burkness, Gary Pahl & Terrance M. Hurley

53. Ecological impact of Brassica IPM implementation in Indonesia S. Sastrosiswojo, W. Setiawati, L. Prabaningrum, T.K. Moekasan, I. Sulastrini, R.E. Soeriaatmadja and Z. Abidin

54. Development and implementation of Brassica IPM systems in the Lockyer Valley, Queensland, Australia S. Heisswolf and L. Bilston
55. Towards biocontrol-based IPM for the diamondback moth in eastern and southern Africa Bernhard Löhr

56. Developing a training and information package for IPM implementation in Brassica vegetable crops S. Heisswolf, Shu-sheng Liu, G. Norton and S. McGrath

57. A change in attitude – seeing pests from a different perspective K. Niemeyer

58. Developments in IPM programmes for vegetable brassicas in Fiji, Cook Islands and Papua New Guinea Graham P. Walker, Sada N. Lal, Brian Tairea, Maja Poeschko, Johnny Wemin, Frank Ecke and Pus Wesis

59. Cabbage caterpillars in New Caledonia: integrated pest management project P. Daly, C. Mille and L. Desvals