Emerging Technologies for Integrated Pest Management

Edited by George G. Kennedy and Turner B. Sutton 
APS  2000  

hardcover  526 pages, 61 black and white illus  ISBN 97808905424-0      £60.00
This book examines key scientific and technological advances within the last decade, that have the potential to dramatically improve the practice of integrated pest management (IPM).

Based on the proceedings of the 1999 international conference by the same name, this book covers the progress made in diagnostics, genetic engineering, biological control, pesticide technology, global positioning, geographic information systems and information processing and delivery.

Technological developments of this sort are needed to achieve the vision of IPM as an ecological and economical sound, socially acceptable, holistic approach to crop protection. Entomologists, pest management consultants, plant pathologists, weed scientists, agriculture chemical industry professionals, agricultural regulatory personnel, commodity association professionals, educators and students will find Emerging Technologies for Integrated Pest Management: Concepts, Research and Implementation a useful resource.

Table of Contents Background; Perspectives on Progress in IPM; Factors Affecting the Adoption of New Technologies; Shifting Agricultural and Ecological Context for IPM; New Diagnostic Techniques for IPM; General Overview of Diagnostic Technologies; Use of DNA Technologies in Diagnostics; Detection of Resistant Insects and IPM; Pathogen Detection and Pesticide Use; Genetic Engineering for IPM; General Concepts, Status, and Potential of Transgenic Plants in IPM; Genetic Engineering in IPM: A Case History for Virus Diseases Resistance; Genetic Engineering in IPM: Bt Cotton; Genetic Engineering in IPM: Herbicide Tolerance; Implications of Pest-Resistant/Herbicide-Tolerant Plants for IPM; Regulation of Plant-Pesticides: Current Status; Genetically Engineered Pathogens of Insects for IPM: Concepts and Status; Success and Failure of Bt Products: Colorado Potato Beetle--A Case Study; Reassessing Autocidal Pest Control; Biological Control; Current Status of Biological Control of Insects; Habitat Management to Enhance Biological Control in IPM; Current Status of Biological Control of Plant Disease; Technologies for Strain Improvement for Biological Control of Plant Pathogens; Current Status of Biological Control of Weeds; Challenges to the Commercialization of Biological Control Technologies for IPM; Pesticide Technology; Pesticides and IPM: Concepts and Reality; Delivering New Crop Protection Agents within an IPM Environment; Development in Transition: Crop Protection and More; Integrating New Fungicide Technologies in IPM; Assessing Integrated Weed Management in Terms of Risk Management and Biological Time Constraints; Integrating New Insecticide Technologies in IPM; Fulfilling the Role of Resistance Management to Preserve Effectiveness of New Insecticide Technologies to Preserve Effectiveness of New Insecticide Technologies; Geographical Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems; Use of GIS/GPS systems in IPM: Progress and Reality; Geographical Information Systems and Global Positioning; Systems for Optimization of Banana Production; Information Processing and Delivery; Weather Forecasting for IPM; Information Management: Past, Present, and Future; Progress and Challenges; Delivering IPM: Progress and Challenges; Politics, Policy, and IPM Summary: International Conference on Emerging Technologies for IPM; List of Conference Participants
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