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Insect pests affecting oïl palms

Beaudoin-Ollivier L.. 2018. In : Rival Alain (ed.). Achieving sustainable cultivation of oil palm. Volume 2: Diseases, pests, quality and sustainability. Cambridge : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, p. 55-92. (Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science, 28).

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0018.15

Monocultures ¿ including oil palm ¿ are known to induce strong parasitic pressure. Coleoptera and Lepidoptera are the main insect pests affecting oil palms in all continents where it is cultivated. This chapter offers an overview of the major types of oil palm pests (23 species) that have been selected from among the most damaging groups in Latin America, West Africa, South East Asia and the Pacific as examples for illustrating the relationships found between the oil palm and herbivorous arthropods, before looking ahead to future research trends in the study of oil palm pests.

Mots-clés : elaeis guineensis; agriculture durable; ravageur des plantes

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