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Innovative Pest Management Approaches for the 21st Century

Harnessing Automated Unmanned Technologies

Editors: Chakravarthy, A. K. (Ed.)

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  • Inclusive coverage of aspects of unmanned and digital technologies for the pest management
  • Brings forth use of communication technology in management of insets and pests
  • Highlights latest research and emerging areas of pest management
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Several Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches are available for managing pests of varied kinds, including individual and integrated methods for pest suppression. Recently the focus has shifted to pest management tools that act on insect systems selectively, are compatible with the environment, and are not harmful for ecosystems. Other approaches target specific biochemical and physiological aspects of insect metabolism, and involve biotechnological and genetic manipulation. Still other approaches include the use of nanotechnology, endophytes, optical and sonic manipulation to detect and control pest insects.

Unfortunately, conventional forms of pest management do not focus on technology transfer to the ground level workers and farmers. As a result, farmers are incurring huge losses of crops and revenues. This book highlights the importance of using communication tools in pest management and demonstrates some success stories of utilizing automated unmanned technologies in this context.  

The content is divided into three sections, the first of which, “Pest Population Monitoring: Modern Tools,” covers long and short-range pest population monitoring techniques and tools such as satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles/drones, remote sensing, digital tools like GIS, GPS for mapping, lidar, mobile apps, software systems, artificial diet designs and functional diversity of info-chemicals. The second section of the book is devoted to “Emerging Areas in Pest Management” and offers a glimpse of diversified tactics that have been developed to contain and suppress pest populations such as endophytes, insect vectors of phytoplasma, Hymenopterans parasitoids, mass production and utilization of NPV etc.  In turn, the third section focuses on “Integrated Pest Management” and presents farming situations that illustrate how research in diversified aspects has helped to find solutions to specific pest problems, and how some new and evolving tactics can be practically implemented. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable asset for entomology and plant pathology researchers, students of zoology and plant protection, and readers whose work involves agriculture, horticulture, forestry and other ecosystems. 

About the authors

Dr. Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy, Head and Principal Scientist (ret.), Division of Entomology and Nematology, is the author of numerous books and over 300 scientific papers and 60 chapters on entomology and natural history. His interests include insects, birds, bats, rodents and mammals. With nearly four decades of experience in teaching and research, Dr. Chakravarthy has been the principal investigator for over 35 research projects. Holding a Ph.D. from Punjab Agricultural University and a fellow of the IARI, New Delhi, he is a member of several national and international scientific associations, referee, reviewer and editor for several national and international journals. A field-orientated, widely travelled biologist, Dr. Chakravarthy is actively investigating novel approaches to integrated pest management, host plant interaction, vertebrate pest management, biodiversity and environmental conservation issues. He is author of several significant book contributions on this theme.  

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Applications of Geospatial Technologies in Plant Health Management

    Pages 3-25

    Nageswara Rao, P. P. (et al.)

  • Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Pest Surveillance, Monitoring and Management

    Pages 27-45

    Maslekar, N. V. (et al.)

  • Unmanned Aerial System Technologies for Pesticide Spraying

    Pages 47-60

    Kestur, Ramesh (et al.)

  • Insect Pest Detection, Migration and Monitoring Using Radar and LiDAR Systems

    Pages 61-76

    Dwivedi, Mahaveer (et al.)

  • Remote Sensing, Climate Change and Insect Pest: Can Biotic Interactions Be Explored?

    Pages 77-101

    Prasannakumar, N. R. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovative Pest Management Approaches for the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Harnessing Automated Unmanned Technologies
Editors
  • A. K. Chakravarthy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0794-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0794-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0793-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 519
Number of Illustrations
88 b/w illustrations, 145 illustrations in colour
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