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Pest Management for graduate students and extension professionals
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Updates our knowledge of Pest Management, dissemination and impact across different crops and countries on IPM
The book covers the recognition of the problems of dysfunctional and indirect economic and environmental consequences of pesticide use in agriculture, through research and development of different IPM tactics. Written by an interdisciplinary team of experts from entomology, plant pathology, plant breeding, plant physiology, biochemistry, and extension education covering externalities of pesticide use, pest outbreaks, threshold theory, host plant resistance, crop plant manipulation, biological control, behavioral-modifying techniques, botanicals, and non-pesticide pest management. An excellent source of advanced study material for academics, researchers and students, elucidating the underlying concepts of the IPM development process.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Lepidoptera - development - ecosystem - pesticides - physiology
Integrated Pest Management: A Global Overview of History, Programs and Adoption.- Integrated Pest Management: Concept, Opportunities and Challenges.- Pesticides and Pest Control.- Environmental and Economic Costs of the Application of Pesticides Primarily in the United States.- Economic and Ecological Externalities of Pesticide Use in India.- Advances in Crop Protection Practices for the Environmental Sustainability of Cropping Systems.- Keys to the Increased Use of Host Plant Resistance in Integrated Pest Management.- Biotechnological Interventions in Host Plant Resistance.- Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management.- Conventional and New Biological and Habitat Interventions for Integrated Pest Management Systems: Review and Case Studies using Eldana saccharina Walker(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).- Behavior-Modifying Strategies in IPM: Theory and Practice.- Botanicals in Pest Management: Current Status and Future Perspectives.- Insect Outbreaks and Their Management.- Plant Disease Epidemiology and Disease Management – Has Science Had an Impact on Practice?.- Integrated Disease Management: Concepts and Practices.- When Is a Rice Insect a Pest: Yield Loss and the Green Revolution.- Changing Trends in Cotton Pest Management.- Non Pesticidal Management: Learning from Experiences.- IPM Programs in Vegetable Crops in Australia and USA: Current Status and Emerging Trends.- Integrated Pest Management in Fruits – Theory and Practice.- Bio-Intensive Integrated Pest Management in Fruit Crop Ecosystem.- Integrated Disease Management: Concepts and Practices.