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Insect Pest Management: Techniques for Environmental Protection

CRC Press  1999  



Hardback  408 pages  ISBN 9781566704786      £85.00
Insect pest control continues to be a challenge for agricultural producers and researchers. Insect resistance to commonly used pesticides and the removal of toxic pesticides from the market have taken their toll on the ability of agricultural producers to produce high quality, pest-free crops within economical means. In addition to this, they must not endanger their workers or the environment. We depend on agriculture for food, feed, and fibre, making it an essential part of our economy. Many people take agriculture for granted while voicing concern over adverse effects of agricultural production practices on the environment. Insect Pest Management presents a balanced overview of environmentally safe and ecologically sound practices for managing insects. This book covers specific ecological measures, environmentally acceptable physical control measures, use of chemical pesticides, and a detailed account of agronomic and other cultural practices. It also includes a chapter on state-of-the-art integrated pest management based, a section on biological control, and lastly a section devoted to legal and legislative issues. The book approaches its subject in a systematic and comprehensive manner making it a useful resource for professionals in the fields of entomology, agronomy, horticulture, ecology, and environmental sciences, as well as to agricultural producers, industrial chemists, and people concerned with regulatory and legislative issues.

Contents

ECOLOGICAL MEASURES
Ecological Control of Insects, D.J. Horn

PHYSICAL CONTROL
Physical Control of Insects, C. Y. Oseto

CHEMICAL CONTROL
Ecologically Based Use of Insecticides, C.A. Edward's
Selective Insecticides, D.G. Pfeiffer

CULTURAL PRACTICES Using Cultural Practices to Enhance Insect Pest Control by Natural Enemies, N.A. Schellhorn, J.P. Harmon, and D.A. Andow
Implementation of Ecologically-Based IPM, G.W. Cuperus, P.G. Mulder, and T.A. Royer

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
Biological Control of Insects, J.R. Hagler
Biological Control by Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Israelensis, Y. Margalith and E. Ben-Dov

REGULATORY ASPECTS
Quarantines and Regulations, Pest Risk Analysis, and International Trade, R.P. Kahn, G.L. Cave, J.K. Greifer, and R. Imai
Regulation and Its Economic Consequences, M. Ollinger and J. Fernandez-Cornejo

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