Integrated Pest Management: Principles and Practice

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Dharam P. Abrol, Uma Shankar
CABI, 2012 - Agricultural pests - 512 pages
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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 e.
 

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Contents

1 History Overview and Principles of Ecologicallybased Pest Management
1
2 Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Agriculture
27
3 Pest Monitoring and Forecasting
41
4 Augmentation and Conservation of Natural Enemies
58
5 Biotechnological and Molecular Approaches in the Management of Pests and Diseases of Crop Plants
92
6 Botanicals in Pest Management
119
7 Biopesticides in Ecologicallybased Integrated Pest Management
133
8 Entomopathogenic Nematodes as Tools in Integrated Pest Management
162
Four Decades On
299
12 Virus and Bacteriatransmitting Arthropod Vectors and their Management
351
13 Effect of Pesticides on Nontarget Sites with Reference to Soil Ecosystems
370
14 Integrated Pest Management in Stored Grains
386
15 Role of Integrated Pest Management in Food and Nutritional Security
408
16 Role of Information and Communication Technology in Integrated Pest Management
433
the Case of Urban Lawn
450
Index
489

9 Microbial Control of Crop Pests using Entomopathogenic Fungi
237
10 Microbial Control of Crop Pests using Insect Viruses
281

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