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Cover for Insect pest management.

This book aims to provide an overview of insect pest management, highlighting the major problem areas and contentious issues and, where possible, attempting to identify promising lines and directions for future research and implementation. The book includes descriptions and explanations of the...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Yield loss.

This chapter provides information on some of the basic approaches and objectives of the assessment of crop yield losses caused by insect pests. The factors that should be considered in the measurement of yield loss are presented and the importance of crop loss surveys to determine the types of...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insecticides.

This chapter provides information on insect population dynamics and the impact of insecticide use; active ingredients of insecticide, its mode of action and formulation; delivery of the chemical, its application and pick-up at the target site; ease of use, safety and economics; and toxicological...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Host plant resistance.

This chapter deals with host plant resistance to pests, discussing the genetics of virulence and resistance, resistance evaluation, breeding methods and new plant breeding techniques. The potential of host plant resistance as a means of managing insect pests has always been considered fundamental...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cultural and interference methods.

This chapter provides different methods of cultural control of insect pests. Cultural control of insect pests uses manipulation of the environment in such a way as to render it unfavourable for the pest. Many of the methods interfere with the pest's ability to colonize a crop, thus promoting...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Programme design, management and implementation.

This chapter deals with integrated pest management (IPM) programme design, management, delivery of research results, implementation and adoption. There is no detailed formula for the development of an IPM programme that can be applied to every situation. This is as much because of the variety of...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Driving forces and future prospects for IPM.

This chapter considers the current status of pest management from a number of different perspectives, first by describing three crop/pest management systems and a few of the lessons that can be learnt from these. This is followed by an analysis of the influence of the 'panacea mentality' on the...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insecticides.

The correct and rational use of insecticides is a complex process that draws on a thorough knowledge of: insect population dynamics and the impact of chemical use; the active ingredients of the insecticide, its mode of action and formulation; delivery of the chemical, its application and pick-up at ...

Author(s)
Dent, D.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Legislation, codes of conduct and conventions.

Legislation, regulations and voluntary codes are used at national and international levels to ensure good practice in pest management, to govern the safe use and availability of pest control products, the quality of food and other products that require treatment against pests and the introduction...

Author(s)
Dent, D.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Driving forces and future prospects for IPM.

This chapter considers the current status of pest management from a number of different perspectives, firstly by describing three crop/pest management systems and a few of the lessons that can be learned from these. This is followed by an analysis of the influence of the 'panacea mentality' on the...

Author(s)
Dent, D.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993409)
Type
Book chapter