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Integrated Pest Management

Current Concepts and Ecological Perspective

Integrated Pest Management: Current Concepts and Ecological Perspective presents an overview of alternative measures to traditional pest management practices using biological control and biotechnology. The removal of some highly effective broad-spectrum chemicals, caused by concerns over environmental health and public safety, has resulted in the development of alternative, reduced risk crop protection products. These products, less toxic to the environment and easily integrated into biological control systems, target specific life stages or pest species. Predation - recognized as a suitable, long-term strategy - effectively suppresses pests in biotechnological control systems.

Integrated Pest Management covers these topics and more. It explores the current ecological approaches in alternative solutions, such as biological control agents, parasites and predators, pathogenic microorganisms, pheromones and natural products as well as ecological approaches for managing invasive pests, rats, suppression of weeds, safety of pollinators, role of taxonomy and remote sensing in IPM and future projections of IPM. This book is a useful resource to entomologists, agronomists, horticulturists, and environmental scientists.

Audience

Entomologists; biological control researchers and practitioners; extension specialists; pest management, crop science, and agricultural economics researchers; agricultural engineers; plant pathologists, weed scientists, nematologists, and applied vertebrate zoologists; advanced and graduate-level students in these areas

Hardbound, 576 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-398529-3

Contents

  • SECTION 1: ECOLOGY OF PEST MANAGEMENT

    1. Ecology of Pest Management
    D. P. Abrol

    2. Host plant resistance in pest management
    Michael Stout

    3. Impact of climate change on pests and pest management: Implications for crop production and food security
    H.C. Sharma

    4. Application of remote sensing in integrated pest management
    Jeffrey L. Willers, Sherri L. DeFauw, and Patrick J. English

    5. Weather-based pest forecasting for efficient crop protection
    Rabiu Olatinwo and Gerrit Hoogenboom

    6. Forecasting of Colorado potato beetle development by means of computer aided system SIMLEP Decision Support System
    Paolo Racca, Beate Tschöpe, Kristina Falke, Benno Kleinhenz and Dietmar Rossberg

    SECTION 2: CHEMICAL CONTROL OF CROP PESTS

    7. Role of semiochemicals in integrated pest management
    T. J. A Bruce, Lesley Smart, and G. I. Aradottir

    8. Pesticides appled for the control of invasive species in the United States
    David Pimentel

    9. Potential and utilization of natural products in pest control
    R. T. Gahukar

    SECTION 3: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF CROP PESTS

    10. Biological control of insect pests in crops
    David Orr and Sriyanka Lahiri

    11. Use of pheromones in insect pest management
    C.R. Rodriguez-Saona

    12. Role of entomopathogenic fungi in IPM
    Margaret Skinner, Bruce L. Parker and Jae Su Kim

    13. Entomopathogenic nematodes for insect pest control
    S.S. Hussaini

    14. Entomopathogenic viruses and bacteria for insect pest control
    C.S Kalha, P.P.Singh, S.S.Kang, M.S.Hunjan and Vishal Gupta

    15. Biological Control of Weeds by Plant Pathogens Using the Bioherbicide Approach
    Karen Bailey

    16. Biological control of invasive insect pests
    Mark G. Wright

    17. Use of spiders as natural enemies to control insect pests
    M. Kalayanasundaram and K. Samiayyan

    18. Cultural practices and physical methods for the management of insect pests
    D. P. Abrol


    SECTION 4: BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT OF CROP PESTS

    19. Biotechnological approaches for insect pest management
    V.K. Gupta and Vikas Jindal

    20. Biotechnological approaches for non-insect pest management
    S. Mohankumar, N. Balakrishnan and R.Samiyappan

    21. Genetically modified crops in IPM: agricultural, ecological, and evolutionary implications
    Julio S. Bernal, Raul F. Medina, and Nicolas Desneux

    22. Breeding of crops for resistance against insect pests and diseases
    S.K. Gupta and Manmohan Sharma


    SECTION 5: MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES RELATED TO CROP PEST MANAGEMENT

    23. Integrated management of rodent pests
    R S Tripathi

    24. Ecofriendly management of phytophagous mites
    A Q Rather

    25. Risk to biodiversity by exotic species introduced for biological control
    D. P. Abrol

    26. The critical role of taxonomy in IPM-Challenges and opportunities
    V V Ramamurthy, D. P. Abrol, Uma Shankar and Devinder Sharma

    27. IPM Extension: A Global Overview
    Rajinder Peshin, K. S. U. Jayaratne, and Rakesh Sharma

    28. Future of integrated pest management in the 21st century, whither or wither-A critical analysis
    M. Raghuraman and D. P. Abrol

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