Integrated Pest Management

Current Concepts and Ecological Perspective

Edited by

  • Dharam Abrol, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Division of Entomology, Chatha, Jammu

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.

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Audience

<P/>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<P/>

 

Book information

  • 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