Pests of Field Crops and Pastures: Identification and Control

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P. T. Bailey
Csiro Publishing, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 520 pages
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This comprehensive handbook on economic entomology for Australian field crops and pastures is the first of its kind. It encompasses pests and beneficial insects as well as allied forms of importance in Australian agriculture.

Organized by commodities - such as cereals, sugar and tropical pasture legumes - it examines all the pest species for a particular commodity across Australia. Identification, distribution, damage, host range, biology, risk period and monitoring techniques are described for each entry, accompanied by useful illustrations. The book also describes introduced biological control agents that effectively control crop pests.

Pests of Field Crops and Pastureswill be a useful tool in crop management for progressive farmers, agronomists, agricultural consultants and academics alike.

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Covers all significant field crops, legumes and grasses in Australia
Tables show the various product growth periods at which the insect is most active
Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
COTTON
63
MAIZE D A H Murray
121
OILSEEDS
135
POPPIES L Hill
163
PULSESWINTER M M Miles C J Baker and W Hawthorne
259
RICE M M Stevens
279
SORGHUM B A Franzmann
297
TOBACCO S C De Faveri and M B Malipatil
343
WEED BIOCONTROL AGENTS R E McFadyen
371
PASTURES INCLUDING LUCERNEWINTER RAINFALL
393
WEED BIOCONTROL AGENTS D T Briese
441
PASTURESDUNG BEETLES P B Edwards and C Pavri
471
LOCUSTS AND GRASSHOPPERS OF PASTURES AND RANGELANDS
485
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P.T. Bailey All the 40 authors contributing to this book have many years' field experience of managing insects and allied forms in Australian field crops and/or pastures. They are biologists who, through field experience in crop and pasture agro-ecosystems, have developed practical strategies for applying integrated pest management and biological control techniques in Australian agriculture.

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