Pests of Field Crops and Pastures: Identification and Control
P. T. Bailey
Csiro Publishing, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 520 pages
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.
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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MAIZE D A H Murray
POPPIES L Hill
PULSESWINTER M M Miles C J Baker and W Hawthorne
RICE M M Stevens
SORGHUM B A Franzmann
TOBACCO S C De Faveri and M B Malipatil
WEED BIOCONTROL AGENTS R E McFadyen
PASTURES INCLUDING LUCERNEWINTER RAINFALL
WEED BIOCONTROL AGENTS D T Briese
PASTURESDUNG BEETLES P B Edwards and C Pavri
LOCUSTS AND GRASSHOPPERS OF PASTURES AND RANGELANDS
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