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Handbook of Sampling Methods for Arthropods in Agriculture - Larry P. Pedigo

Handbook of Sampling Methods for Arthropods in Agriculture

By: Larry P. Pedigo (Editor), G. David Buntin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1993
ISBN: 9780849329234
Number Of Pages: 736

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Handbook of Sampling Methods for Arthropods in Agriculture offers a comprehensive look at the principles and practicality of developing accurate sampling programs for arthropod pests and their arthropod enemies. The book examines developments in sampling populations and reviews sampling plans that produce accurate and affordable population estimates. The text stresses practicality, as well as the theoretical background of sampling. This book will be an indispensable reference for researchers, students, and practitioners in entomology and agriculture.

Introduction to Sampling Arthropod Populationsp. 1
Arthropod Sampling in Agricultural Landscapes: Ecological Considerationsp. 15
Statistics for Describing Populationsp. 33
Bias and Variability in Statistical Estimatesp. 55
Techniques for Sampling Arthropods in Integrated Pest Managementp. 73
Developing a Primary Sampling Programp. 99
Initiating Sampling Programsp. 119
Sequential Sampling for Classifying Pest Statusp. 137
Sequential Estimation and Classification Procedures for Binomial Countsp. 175
Sequential Sampling to Determine Population Densityp. 207
Sampling to Predict or Monitor Biological Controlp. 245
Time-Sequential Sampling for Taking Tactical Actionp. 337
Sampling Methods for Insect Management in Alfalfap. 357
Sampling Pest and Beneficial Arthropods of Applep. 383
Sampling Arthropod Pests in Citrusp. 417
Sampling Arthropod Pests in Field Cornp. 433
Estimating Abundance Impact, and Interactions Among Arthropods in Cotton Agroecosystemsp. 475
Sampling Arthropods in Livestock Management Systemsp. 515
Sampling Programs for Soybean Arthropodsp. 539
Sampling Arthropod Pests in Vegetablesp. 603
Sampling Arthropod Pests of Wheat and Ricep. 627
Training Specialists in Sampling Proceduresp. 669
Designing and Delivering In-The-Field Scouting Programsp. 683
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ISBN: 9780849329234
ISBN-10: 084932923X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 1st December 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 1.47
Edition Number: 1