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Integrated pest management: potential, constraints and challenges.

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Chapter 13 (Page no: 281)

Opportunities and challenges for IPM in developing countries.

This paper highlights the factors affecting the acceptance and use of integrated pest management (IPM) within the context of sustainable cropping systems in developing countries. Because each region of the world has unique constraints and advantages related to the adoption and deployment of IPM, sections are included to look at such particulars for Africa, Latin America and Asia. A short exploration of what the future might hold for IPM in developing countries is performed through the use of four scenarios, which were developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) scientists to assist them in mapping out directions for crop research in the coming years. This paper concludes with observations and thoughts about how to ensure that best-practice pest management technologies and dissemination strategies meet the needs of farmers in developing countries in the 21st century.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Integrated pest management: retrospect and prospect. Author(s): Dhaliwal, G. S. Opender Koul Ramesh Arora
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Cultural practices: springboard to IPM. Author(s): Bajwa, W. I. Kogan, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) The relevance of modelling in successful implementation of IPM. Author(s): Legg, D. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Manipulation of tritrophic interactions for IPM. Author(s): Verkerk, R. H. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 73) Behaviour-modifying chemicals: prospects and constraints in IPM. Author(s): Gut, L. J. Stelinski, L. L. Thomson, D. R. Miller, J. R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 123) Transgenic insecticidal cultivars in integrated pest management: challenges and opportunities. Author(s): Bernal, J. S. Prasifka, J. Sétamou, M. Heinz, K. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 147) Plant resistance against pests: issues and strategies. Author(s): Smith, C. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 169) The pesticide paradox in IPM: risk-benefit analysis. Author(s): Guillebeau, P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 185) Manipulation of host-finding and acceptance behaviours in insects: importance to IPM. Author(s): Cowles, R. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 205) Integrated pest management in forestry: potential and challenges. Author(s): Otvos, I. S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 255) Consumer response to IPM: potential and challenges. Author(s): Hollingsworth, C. S. Coli, W. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 265) The essential role of IPM in promoting sustainability of agricultural production systems for future generations. Author(s): Cuperus, G. W. Berberet, R. C. Noyes, R. T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), El Batán, Mexico, C.P. 56130, Mexico.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2004
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996868
  • Record Number
  • 20043099908