Pests and diseases of economically important crops in the Philippines

handbookBibliographic Citation
Fe M. Dela Cueva, Cecilia B. Pascual, Cristina M. Bajet and Teresita U. Dalisay (Editors). 2015. Pests and Diseases of Economically Important Crops in the Philippines. Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Inc. c/o Crop Protection Cluster, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna.

Technical Reviewers
Rizaldo G. Bayot: Diseases
Emiliana N. Bernardo: Insects (Banana and Vegetables)
Victor P. Gapud: Insects (Corn)
Aurora G. Baltazar: Weeds
Marieta R. Manza: Language Editor

Design and Lay-out
Reuel Allan J. Tandang

Prepared by
Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Inc. c/o Crop Protection Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031 (www.pmcpinc.org)

Published by
Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research
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ISBN NO. 978-621-95218-0-2

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FOREWORD

The publication of this book on major and damaging pests and diseases of economically important crops could help agricultural technicians, farmers and other stakeholders on various problems on diseases, insects and weeds commonly associated with different crops grown in the country. This could serve as a guide in the correct identification of the pest and disease problems, thus, effective management strategies could be applied. Sources of credible information range from individual researches/theses and scientific literatures related to the pests and diseases described. This book is a compilation of insect pests, diseases and weeds of major crops in the Philippines. Pesticide management strategies to reduce the probability of resistance development and science based procedures to minimize pesticide residues in vegetables were also discussed. This is a collaborative work of crop protection experts i.e. entomologists, plant pathologists, weed specialists, experts, researchers, scientists, professors, all of whom are members of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines Inc. and the three major scientific societies: Philippine Association of Entomologists, Philippine Phytopathological Society and Weed Science Society of the Philippines.

Fe M. Dela Cueva
Cecilia B. Pascual
Cristina M. Bajet
Teresita U. Dalisay
(Editors)

CONTENTS

Foreword ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ i
Contents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ii
Chapter 1. Diseases of Banana ---------------------------------------------------------------- 1
Fe M. Dela Cueva, Fatima Florie May A. Silva and Agustin B. Molina Jr.
Chapter 2. Diseases of Beans ---------------------------------------------------------------- 55
Melvin D. Ebuenga, Asuncion L. Nagpala, Elvira G. Balinsoy,
Teresita U. Dalisay, Lolita M. Dolores and Celynne R. Ocampo
Chapter 3. Diseases of Corn ------------------------------------------------------------------- 73
Cecilia B. Pascual and Julie Aiza L. Mandap
Chapter 4. Diseases of Cucurbits (Squash and Bitter gourd) ---------------------- 120
Lolita M. Dolores and Cecilia B. Pascual
Chapter 5. Diseases of Eggplant ------------------------------------------------------------ 158
Melvin D. Ebuenga
Chapter 6. Diseases of Highland Vegetables --------------------------------------------------- 169
Asuncion L. Nagpala, Elvira G. Balinsoy, Teresita U. Dalisay
and Celynne R. Ocampo
Chapter 7. Diseases of Onion and Garlic -------------------------------------------------------- 193
Marilyn G. Patricio, Melvin D. Ebuenga and Lolita M. Dolores
Chapter 8. Diseases of Pepper ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 211
Evelyn B. Gergon, Asuncion L. Nagpala, Teresita U. Dalisay,
Lolita M. Dolores, Celynne R. Ocampo and Elvira G. Balinsoy
Chapter 9. Diseases of Tomato --------------------------------------------------------------------- 238
Lolita M. Dolores, Teresita U. Dalisay, Celynne R. Ocampo
and Fe. M Dela Cueva
Glossary of Terms --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 266
Chapter 10. Insect Pests of Banana -------------------------------------------------------------- 276
Maria Luz J. Sison and Marcela M. Navasero
Chapter 11. Insect Pests of Beans ---------------------------------------------------------------- 299
Pablito G. Gonzales, Eulogio V. Cardona Jr. and Felicitas D. Guerrero
Chapter 12. Insect Pests of Bitter gourd (Ampalaya) --------------------------------------- 310
Gorgonio M. Quimio
Chapter 13. Insect Pests of Corn ------------------------------------------------------------------- 318
Merdelyn T. Caasi-Lit
Chapter 14. Insect Pests of Eggplant ------------------------------------------------------------- 354
Mario V. Navasero
Chapter 15. Insect Pests of Garlic ----------------------------------------------------------------- 384
Bonifacio F. Cayabyab
Chapter 16. Insect Pests of Highland Vegetables -------------------------------------------- 407
Eulogio V. Cardona Jr. and Felicitas D. Guerrero
Chapter 17. Insect Pests of Okra (Lady Finger) ---------------------------------------------- 433
Valeriana P. Justo
Chapter 18. Insect Pests of Onion ----------------------------------------------------------------- 451
Marilyn G. Patricio
Chapter 19. Insect Pests of Pepper --------------------------------------------------------------- 465
Marilyn G. Patricio
Chapter 20. Insect Pests of Squash -------------------------------------------------------------- 488
Barbara L. Caoili
Chapter 21. Insect Pests of Tomato -------------------------------------------------------------- 500
Marcela M. Navasero and Mario V. Navasero
Chapter 22. Weeds of Banana and Corn -------------------------------------------------------- 519
Gil L. Magsino
Chapter 23. Weeds of Vegetables ----------------------------------------------------------------- 554
Lorenzo E. Fabro and Priscilla M. Barcial
Chapter 24. Insecticide Resistance Management ------------------------------------------- 581
Napoleon T. Saavedra
Chapter 25. Pesticide and Pesticide Residue Management ----------------------------- 597
Cristina M. Bajet
Glossary of Terms -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 611

Authors’ Index
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