Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture discusses the principles of pest management and relates this to historical methods as well as current and future directions. It describes current practice, the concept of agricultural ecosystems, the role of pesticides and cultural control options. A separate chapter covers biological control and the different ways in which this may be implemented. The book provides a detailed examination of the application of pesticides, the different types that are available and how they may be integrated into more holistic approaches. A summary of all available pest control measures is given to allow the reader to decide which approach is best to adopt. The authors clearly describe why the most ecologically sound methods are not always adopted, but also explain why they can be adopted with great success. Examples of successful implementation of Integrated Pest Management are highlighted, together with a discussion on what is required in the future to achieve successful control of pests in a sustainable manner.
Jessica Page is currently Assistant Director at IPM Technologies Pty Ltd, where she has worked for 14 years. She was one of the authors of Integrated Pest Management for Crops and Pastures. Paul A. Horne is an entomologist and for the last 14 years has been owner and director of IPM Technologies Pty Ltd. Paul has written four books on insects and published over 70 scientific and conference papers on insects and IPM.