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Integrated pest management: principles and practice.

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This book covers integrated pest management (IPM) from multidisciplinary, multicountry and multifaceted components in terms of holistic and unified IPM systems and its implementation in various fields concerned with pest management. Beyond IPM, pest management without pesticides in the tropics with empirical evidence is discussed. The book is an inter-disciplinary endeavour to document the content...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

History, overview and principles of ecologically-based pest management.

This paper provides an overview of the history of pest (including pathogens, insects and weeds) management since 8000 BC, pesticide use and the history of integrated pest management (IPM) in developed and developing countries. The role of IPM in Green Revolution agriculture is described. The development of an ecologically-based IPM (combining biological, physical, chemical and cultural methods) is discussed, which is based on minimizing disturbances to the environment caused by agriculture, decreasing the vulnerability of plants to pests and understanding the life cycle of pests.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 27) Integrated pest management for sustainable agriculture. Author(s): Fitt, G. Wilson, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) Pest monitoring and forecasting. Author(s): Prasad, Y. G. Mathyam Prabhakar
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) Augmentation and conservation of natural enemies. Author(s): Orr, D. Fox, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 92) Biotechnological and molecular approaches in the management of pests and diseases of crop plants. Author(s): Subbarayalu Mohankumar Natarajan Balakrishnan Ramasamy Samiyappan
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 119) Botanicals in pest management. Author(s): Regnault-Roger, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 133) Biopesticides in ecologically-based integrated pest management. Author(s): Rizvi, P. Q. Ahmad, S. K. Choudhury, R. A. Arshad Ali
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 162) Entomopathogenic nematodes as tools in integrated pest management. Author(s): Grewal, P. S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 237) Microbial control of crop pests using entomopathogenic fungi. Author(s): Liu, H. P.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 281) Microbial control of crop pests using insect viruses. Author(s): Eberle, K. E. Jehle, J. A. Huber, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 299) Biological control of weeds with plant pathogens: four decades on. Author(s): Barreto, R. W. Ellison, C. A. Seier, M. K. Evans, H. C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 351) Virus- and bacteria-transmitting arthropod vectors and their management. Author(s): Weintraub, P. G.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 370) Effect of pesticides on non-target sites with reference to soil ecosystems. Author(s): Bhat, A. K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 386) Integrated pest management in stored grains. Author(s): Shankar, U. Abrol, D. P.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 408) Role of integrated pest management in food and nutritional security. Author(s): Shankar, U. Abrol, D. P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 433) Role of information and communication technology in integrated pest management. Author(s): Shen ZuoRui Cheng DengFa Zhang YunHui Gao LingWang
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 450) From integrated pest management to ecosystem management: the case of urban lawn. Author(s): Grewal, P. S.

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