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Dictionary of Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management (3rd Edition)

J Coombs & R Coombs 
CPL Press  2003  


Softcover  310 pp  ISBN 9781872691176      £40.00

This dictionary is available as an essential reference work for scientists and professionals working in crop protection, sustainable agriculture, agroecology, entomology, microbiology and plant sciences.

With over 7500 descriptions and definitions, the third edition of A Dictionary of Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management offers a comprehensive guide to:

  • Pests
  • Biopesticides
  • Beneficials
  • Hosts
  • Bioherbicides
  • Beneficial Microorganisms
  • Diseases
  • Biofungicides
  • Traps and Pheromones

The dictionary covers insects, mites, nematodes, plants, fungi andmicroorganisms, as well as pheromones and other natural chemicals with biological activity. All species are listed by Latin Binomial and common name. In general, detailed descriptions are given under the Latin name, while entries for common names refer to the Latin name only.

Descriptions provide links between host plants and biological approaches to controlling their major pests, diseases and competitors (i.e. weeds). Plants covered include agricultural, horticultural, forestry, amenity and ornamental species of commercial importance.

This new edition has been expanded to include relevant aspects of plant genetic manipulation. Additional information is also included on alternative farm systems that promote growth of native beneficial organisms without the need for introduction of exotic species.

The dictionary is an essential reference work for crop protection professionals, ecologists, horticulturalists, farmers, students and anyone who needs up-to-date information on alternatives to agrochemicals, and sustainable methods of pest control and crop production.

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