Biometeorology in Integrated Pest Management

Biometeorology in Integrated Pest Management

1st Edition - March 28, 1982

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  • Editor: Jerry Hatfield
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323147965

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Biometeorology in Integrated Pest Management is a resulting book from a conference with the same title held at the University of California in 1980. This book presents integrated pest management (IPM) in different viewpoints and perspectives. It serves as a helpful exchange of ideas to strengthen the research in integrated pest management. From a biometeorological viewpoint, the microclimate of agricultural systems is introduced in this book to describe the environment in which pests live. The first few chapters in this book discuss IPM in the perspective of biometeorology. Some of the topics include crop canopies (general heat exchange and wind movement), microclimate (instrumentation, techniques, and simulation), and microclimatic stress (remote sensing). The following section of the book focuses on plant pathology. The subject areas covered in this section include radiation quality and plant diseases; management of plant pathogens; and plant canopy modification and impact on plant disease. The last section focuses on weed science. The interaction of weeds to other pests, effects of light and temperature on weed growth, and weed seed germination are some of the topics discussed in this part. This book is a good source of reference to both students and professionals in the field of biometeorology, entomology, and agriculture. Other interested parties in the research of integrated pest management will also find this book helpful in their endeavors.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    General Heat Exchange in Crop Canopies: A Review

    Wind Movement within Canopies

    Instrumentation and Techniques for Microclimate Measurements

    Simulation of Microclimates

    Remote Sensing of Microclimatic Stress

    Modification of the Microclimate via Management

    Overall Approach to Insect Problems in Agriculture

    Insect Movement in the Atmosphere

    Nocturnal Activity of the Tobacco Budworm and Other Insects

    Risk-Based Design of Meteorological Networks for Integrated Pest Management

    The Management of Plant Pathogens

    Radiation Quality and Plant Diseases

    Role of Biometeorology in Integrated Pest Management: Soil-Plant-Water Relations and Disease

    Modification of Plant Canopy and Its Impact on Plant Disease

    Interactions between Weeds and Other Pests in the Agro-Ecosystem

    Effects of Light and Temperature on Weed/Crop Growth and Competition

    Microhabitat Variation in Relation to Weed Seed Germination and Seedling Emergence

    Utilizing Meteorological Data for Modeling Crop and Weed Growth

    Interactions among Weeds, Other Pests, and Conifers in Forest Regeneration

    Subject Index

    Scientific Name Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 502
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: March 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323147965

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Jerry Hatfield

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