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A history of pesticides.

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This book is a look back at the history of pesticides. It discusses the development, application, health issues, regulations and the future of pesticides. Discussions on pesticide resistance management and integrated pest management are also included. Throughout this book, the common names of pesticides have been used with a few trade names sometimes mentioned. The use of any of the pesticides men...

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Chapter 8 (Page no: 165)

Integrated pest management.

This chapter defines integrated pest management and its components, i.e. cultural, biological and chemical controls. Some of the cultural control methods described include sowing of resistant cultivars and crop rotation, as well as application of interference methods (using pheromones and 'push-pull' technique), insect growth regulators, anti-feedants, repellents and genetic manipulation (sterile insect technique). Some of the biological control measures discussed include conservation of natural enemies and use of biopesticides and beneficial organisms. Despite the objective of endeavouring to avoid using any pesticide, it is likely that some pesticide input will remain crucial for maintaining yields.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Pesticides in the early part of the 20th century. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 28) Application of pesticides. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 77) Insecticides post-1950. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 99) Herbicides. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 115) Fungicides. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 135) Other pesticides. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 147) Resistance to pesticides. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 196) Health issues. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 226) Regulations and the manufacturers of pesticides and related organizations. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 250) Pesticides - the future. Author(s): Matthews, G. A.