Submitted to: Biocontrol Science and Technology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 1, 2004
Publication Date: August 1, 2004
Citation: Jang, E.B. 2004. Book review: Tropical fruit pests and pollinators: biology, economic importance, natural enemies and control. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 14(5): 523-524. Interpretive Summary: The book is about pests of some of the major tropical plant pests and pollinator insects. It covers the major pests of banana, citrus, papaya, pineapple, annona, avocado, guava, lichti and longan, passion fruit as well as other minor tropical fruits. It discusses the life history and control of some of the major pests. There was also a discussion of postharvest quarantine treatments and some information on biological control of tropical plant pests.
Technical Abstract: Tropical crops are attacked by a myriad of pest species and information on the biology, natural enemies and control of these pests are often lacking for the non-scientific reader. This book covers many of the tropical plant pests that attack some of the major crops such as banana, citrus, papaya, pineapple, annona, avocado, guava, litchi and longon and passion fruit. In addition to the life hstory methods used for the control of these pests are included. Several chapters discuss common pests such as fruit flies.