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Cover for The handbook of naturally occurring insecticidal toxins.

This handbook comprises seven chapters that deal specifically, as far as possible, with various aspects of insect toxins. Chapter 1 introduces the subject with an emphasis on definitions and the role of toxins as a whole. Avoidance of allelochemicals on the basis of their toxicity is an outcome of...

Author(s)
Koul, O.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642703)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

The present volume is an attempt to compile all the data as a single text comprising seven chapters that deal specifically, as far as possible, with various aspects of insect toxins but excluding insect antifeedants discussed in another volume. It also discusses the concepts and mechanisms involved ...

Author(s)
Koul, O.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642703)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Concepts and mechanisms.

Avoidance of allelochemicals (including phytochemicals) on the basis of their toxicity is an outcome of interactions at various physiological levels. This chapter discusses the concepts and mechanisms involved in the process. The data available today on botanicals suggests that they have diverse...

Author(s)
Koul, O.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642703)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bioassays.

In relation to the response of insects to allelochemicals (including phytochemicals or plant extracts), evaluation is important, and so various bioassay procedures have been developed. These are discussed in this chapter and are both generalist as well as species specific. The bioassay techniques...

Author(s)
Koul, O.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642703)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Structure-activity relationships.

The overall picture from various evaluations shows that small structural variations can produce drastic changes in the activity profile of compounds. Various functional groups present in the active molecules, when examined critically, provide crucial information about the optimal relative...

Author(s)
Koul, O.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642703)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact on insect natural enemies.

This chapter discusses the impact of botanical toxins (including essential oils and transgenic plants expressing protease inhibitors) on predators and parasitoids and brings forth the possibility of their potential as safe insect control agents.

Author(s)
Koul, O.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642703)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bioefficacy.

This chapter is based on the bioefficacy of plant materials and is divided into two sections: Section A, which considers the bioefficacy of isolated compounds; and Section B, which covers the bioefficacy of extracts, oils and mixtures. Relevant information on approximately 700 isolated compounds...

Author(s)
Koul, O.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642703)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management: retrospect and prospect.

This paper outlines the history and evolution of pest management tactics based on the era of traditional approaches (ancient-1938), era of pesticides (1939-75) and era of integrated pest management (IPM, 1976 onwards). It identifies the key elements of a successful IPM programme as well as the...

Author(s)
Dhaliwal, G. S.; Opender Koul; Ramesh Arora
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996868)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Areawide pest management: theory and implementation.

This book aims (1) to lay out the historical underpinnings of the areawide pest (including weeds, plant and stored grain insect pests) management (AWPM) and to highlight current activity in the field; (2) to delve into concepts that have direct impact on the successful implementation of AWPM, which ...

Author(s)
Koul, O.; Cuperus, G.; Elliott, N.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933722)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Current approaches to areawide pest management: obstacles and future directions.

The objectives of areawide pest management (AWPM) have been directed to enhance the efficacy of non-pesticidal systems for pest control by reducing non-essential neurotoxins and to systematically reduce a target pest below a low residual level through the use of uniformly applied control measures...

Author(s)
Koul, O.; Cuperus, G. W.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933722)
Type
Book chapter

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