Handbook of Forage and Rangeland Insects Available Now

Lanham, MD; April 9, 2007 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA), in cooperation with the American Phytopathological Society (APS), announces the publication of the Handbook of Forage and Rangeland Insects, the latest in ESA’s Insect Pest Handbooks series. This new handbook will help growers, land managers, extension personnel, researchers, students, and teachers in the U.S. and Canada identify beneficial and injurious arthropods and determine methods for their management.

Handbook of Forage and Rangeland Insectsis a comprehensive text that examines agricultural pest management from all angles – magnifying practical field strategies for growers, updating growers on the latest protection techniques, and preventing needless crop loss as a result of outdated pest control procedures. This 188-page, softcover book (ISBN 0-9776209-0-5), which was edited by William Lamp, Richard Berberet, Leon Higley and Craig Baird, contains 254 photos and maps, plus insect identification keys and illustrations.

The color handbook is divided into four sections (Forage and Rangeland Production, Arthropods and their Management, Injurious Arthropods, and Beneficial Organisms) and contains sub-chapters on integrated pest management, pollinators, weed biological control agents, flower and seed feeders, foliar pests, root feeders, and the ecology and physiology of forage crops, including grasses and legumes.

The handbook costs $59.00 (ESA members enjoy a 10% discount) and can be ordered through APS by calling 1-800-328-7560 or by visiting http://www.shopapspress.org/haoffoandrai.html.

Founded in 1889, ESA is a non-profit organization committed to serving the scientific and professional needs of more than 5,700 entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. ESA's membership includes representatives from educational institutions, government, health agencies, and private industry. For more information, visit http://www.entsoc.org or write to sro@entsoc.org.

APS is a non-profit, professional scientific organization. The research of the organization's 5,000 worldwide members advances the understanding of the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health.