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The management of diamondback moth and other crucifer pests

Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop, 21-24 October 2006, Beijing, China

Front Cover, Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
Conference Photograph

Invited Papers

1.Diamondback moth: messages from a land down under Peter M. Ridland and Nancy M. Endersby

2.Chemical and biological insecticides: resistance mechanisms and management David G. Heckel

Biology, Ecology and Behavior of Insect Pests of Crucifers

3.Host range expansion of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella to peas: effects on its parasitoids in Kenya Andrea Rossbach, Bernhard Löhr and Stefan Vidal

4.A host shift of diamondback moth from crucifers to peas: life history traits and genetic mechanisms Kathrin Janssen, Annette Reineke, Jan A. Scheirs, Claus P. W. Zebitz and David G. Heckel

5.Is diamondback moth a polyphagous pest? Some thoughts about its host range expansion to pea S. Subramanian and Bernhard Löhr

6.Monitoring for Thysanoplusia orichalcea in New Zealand Graham P. Walker, John R. Clearwater, Sintia Winkler, Frances H. MacDonald and Andrew R. Wallace

7.Effect of venom from Diadromus collaris on immunity activity of its natural host and non-target lepidopteran insects Wei-Di Li, Xue-Xin Chen, Yao-Bin Lu, Ya- Wei Bei, Wen-Cai Lin and Jin-Ming Zhang

Host Plant Resistance, Habitat Manipulation and Insect-Plant Interactions

8.Seasonal phenology of diamondback moth populations in southern Australia Peter M. Ridland and Nancy M. Endersby

9.How host-specific is diamondback moth? A study on performance with brassicaceous and non-brassicaceous species Rana M. Sarfraz, Lloyd M. Dosdall and Andrew B. Keddie

10.Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, as a pest of canola in Canada: its historical impact on the crop and predicted effects of climate change on its pest status Lloyd M. Dosdall, Ross M. Weiss, Owen O. Olfert, Peter G. Mason and J. J. Soroka

11.Predicting outbreaks of a migratory pest: an analysis of DBM distribution and abundance Myron P. Zalucki and Michael J. Furlong

12.Population structure and gene flow in diamondback moth in Australia and around the world: current state of knowledge and directions for the future Nancy M. Endersby

13.Diversity, distribution and role of wild crucifers in major cabbage and kale growing areas of Kenya Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu, Bernhard Löhr, Hans-Michael Poehling and Paul K. Mbugua

Insect-Plant Interactions in the Crucifer Crop Systems and Biological Control

14.Predatory function system of the dominant predators for diamondback moth Shu-De Zhu, Hai-Tao Liu, Lei Xu , Yan Shi and Jian Xu

15.Application of differential equation models to the population dynamics of diamondback moth and its parasitoid, Diadegma semiclausum Henri E. Z. Tonnang, Lev V. Nedorezov, Horace Ochanda, John Owino and Bernhard Löhr

16.After-release dispersal of Diadegma semiclausum, and its effect on diamondback moth population and damage, and indigenous parasitoids Bernhard Löhr, Gatama Gichini, Andrea Rossbach and Brigitte Nyambo

17.Stage-specific parasitism of Diadegma semiclausum: consequence for the parasitoid and its host, Plutella xylostella Zhong-Ping Hao and Zu-Hua Shi

18.Molecular phylogeny of Diadegma species important in biological control of Plutella xylostella Barbara Wagener, Annette Reineke, Claus P. W. Zebitz and Bernhard Löhr

19.Biodiversity of edaphic predatory mites associated with rapeseed in the Karaj region Hadi Ostovan

20.Seasonal changes of methamidophos susceptibility in Plutella xylostella and its parasitoid Cotesia plutellae Gang Wu, Shuren Jiang and Tadashi Miyata

21.Bt crucifers: from a model system to a commercial project Anthony M. Shelton, Jian-Zhou Zhao, Richard T. Roush, Hilda L. Collins, Elizabeth D. Earle and Jun Cao

22.Update of the ex-ante impact assessment of biological control of Plutella xylostella in Kenya Ibrahim Macharia, Dagmar Mithöfer and Bernhard Löhr

23.The pest status of diamondback moth and the role of Cotesia plutellae in suppressing pest populations in South Africa Robert S. Nofemala and Rami Kafir

Insecticides and Insecticide Resistance, Bt Resistance

24.Screening for potential bioactive varieties of Sesamum indicum Pedaliaceae, using diamondback moth as a test insect Henry Ofosuhene Sintim, Toru Tashiro and Naoki Motoyama

25.Monitoring, characterization and management of diamondback moth resistance to spinosad and indoxacarb Jian-Zhou Zhao, Anthony M. Shelton, Hilda L Collins, Mao Chen and Ronald F. L Mau

26.The efficacy of insecticides and application methods against Contarinia nasturtii under laboratory and field conditions Mao Chen, Qingjun Wu, Rebecca Hallett, Mark Sears, Jianzhou Zhao and Anthony M. Shelton

27.Bt brassicas for DBM control: the CIMBAA public / private partnership Derek Russell, Bert Uijtewaal, Anthony M. Shelton. Mao Chen, Govind T. Gujar, Aunu Rauf, David Grzywacz and Peter Gregory

Development and Implementation of IPM Programs

28.Integrated pest management of Plutella xylostella in crucifer fields in Beijing Bao-Cui Shi, Yong-Jun Ma, Ya-Jun Gong, Zhi-Wen Shi, Jin-Liang Yao and Hong Lu

29.Integration of endemic natural enemies and Bacillus thuringiensis to manage Brassica crop pests in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Michael J. Furlong, Kim Hak Ju, Pak Wi Su, Jo Kwang Choi, Ri Chang Il and Myron P. Zalucki

30.Development of a decision support toolkit for improving the implementation of integrated crop management (ICM) in brassica vegetable crops in Australia and China Bronwyn Walsh, Shu-Sheng Liu, Geoff Norton, Sue Heisswolf and Larry Cooper

31.Imidacloprid treatment of seedling roots as a component of integrated pest management in Brassica crops Bronwyn Walsh and Michael J. Furlong

32.Adoption of integrated management strategies for diamondback moth and other crucifer insect pests in Texas Tong-Xian Liu, Ge-Mei Liang, Yong-Yu Xu, Muhammad Hasseeb and Wen Chen


33.Predators associated with crop pests of Brassica spp. in South Australia Reza Hosseini, Michael A. Keller, Otto Schmidt and Greg J. Baker

34.Cloning of cDNA encoding farnesyl diphosphate synthase from the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae Zheng-Xi Li

35.Effects of enzyme inhibitors on acetylcholinesterase and detoxification enzymes in Propylaea japonica and Lipaphis erysimiChun Yu Kang, Tadashi Miyata and Gang Wu

36.Resistance development and recovery of susceptibility in relation to egg size change in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, treated with fenvalerate Xue Dong Chen and Fusao Nakasuji

37.Host preferences, parasitism levels and effect of plant development on parasitism of Plutella xylostella and Pseudoplusia includens by Trichogramma pretiosum in cabbage in Puerto Rico Richard W. H. Pluke, Gary L Leibee and Angel L. Gonzalez Rodriguez

38.Effect of storage conditions on emergence rate of Aphidoletes aphidimyza Ya-Jun Gong, Hong Lu and Bao-Cai Shi

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