Integrated Pest Management: Principles and Practice

Integrated Pest Management: Principles and Practice

By: Uma Shankar (editor), D.P. Abrol (editor)Hardback

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Providing a critical evaluation of the management strategies involved in ecologically-based pest management, this book presents a balanced overview of environmentally safe and ecologically sound approaches. Topics covered include biological control with fungi and viruses, conservation of natural predators, use of botanicals and how effective pest management can help promote food security. In the broader context of agriculture, sustainability and environmental protection, the book provides a multidisciplinary and multinational perspective on integrated pest management useful to researchers in entomology, crop protection, environmental sciences and pest management. It is suitable for researchers and students in pest management and crop protection.

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1. History, overview and principles of ecologically-based pest management; 2. Integrated pest management for sustainable agriculture; 3. Pest monitoring and forewarning; 4. Conservation and augmentation of natural enemies; 5. Biotechnological and molecular approaches in management of insect pests and diseases of crop plants; 6. Botanicals in pest management; 7. Biopesticides in ecologically-based integrated pest management; 8. Entomopathogenic nematodes for insect control and slug-parasitic nematodes in integrated pest management systems; 9. Microbial control of crop pests using entomopathogenic fungi; 10. Microbial control of crop pests using insect viruses; 11. Biological control of weeds with plant pathogens: classical and bioherbicide approaches; 12. Virus-transmitting insect vectors and their management; 13. Effect of pesticides on non target sites with reference to soil ecosystem; 14. Integrated pest management in stored grains; 15. Role of integrated pest management in food and nutritional security; 16. Role of information technology in pest management; 17. Challenges and opportunities for integrated pest management in urban landscapes.

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781845938086
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9781845938086
  • weight: 1260
  • ISBN10: 1845938089

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