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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.
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
Scientific Name Index
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- © Academic Press 1982
- 28th March 1982
- Academic Press
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