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Research Project: Identification of Novel Management Strategies for Key Pests and Pathogens of Grapevine with Emphasis on the Xylella Fastidiosa Pathosystem

Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research

Title: Foreword

item Backus, Elaine

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/1/2020
Publication Date: 6/9/2021
Citation: Backus, E. A. Foreword. In: Panizzi, A., T. Lucini and P.L. Mitchell. Electronic Monitoring of the Feeding Behavior of Phytophagous True Bugs (Heteroptera). Vol. 6 in series Entomology in Focus. Springer Publ., Switzerland. Available:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A Foreword was written for a new book on electropenetrography (EPG) of feeding behaviors of plant-feeding heteropteran (true bug) insects. The Foreword told the story of the development of various types of instruments through three generations of technology improvement, leading to the new, AC-DC version that made possible a rapid increase in applications of EPG to Heteroptera. The Foreword also summarized the topics and descriptions in each of the chapters of the book. It concluded that the advancements in protocols and technology described would greatly speed learning about important new heteropteran pests, and development of new and novel pest management tactics.