Description

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.

Key Features

  • Fills a gap in the literature by providing critical analysis of different management strategies that have a bearing on agriculture, sustainability and environmental protection
  • Synthesizes research and practice on integrated pest management
  • Emphasizes an overview of management strategies, with critical evaluation of each in the larger context of ecologically based pest management

Readership

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

Table of Contents

About the Editor

Preface

List of Contributors

Chapter 1. Host-Plant Resistance in Pest Management

1.1 Introduction – What is Plant Resistance?

1.2 The Traditional Approach to Plant Resistance

1.3 Current and Past Uses of Plant Resistance

1.4 The Evolving Role of Mechanistic Research in Host-Plant Resistance

1.5 Induced Resistance as a Management Tool

1.6 Case Studies: The Use of Resistant Rice Varieties

1.7 Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter 2. Impact of Climate Change on Pest Management and Food Security

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Impact of Climate Change on Geographic Distribution and Population Dynamics of Insect Pests

2.3 Effect of Climate Change on the Effectiveness of Pest Management Technologies

2.4 Climate Change and Pest Management: The Challenge Ahead

2.5 Conclusions

References

Chapter 3. Application of Remote Sensing in Integrated Pest Management

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Methods

3.3 Results

3.4 Discussion

3.5 Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter 4. Weather-based Pest Forecasting for Efficient Crop Protection

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Weather

4.3 Pests

4.4 Crops

4.5 Efficient Crop Protection Product

4.6 Conclusions

References

Chapter 5. Forecasting of Colorado Potato Beetle Development with Computer Aided System SIMLEP Decision Support System

5.1 Introduction

5.2 SIMLEP DSS

5.3 Conclusions

References

Chapter 6. Role of Semiochemicals in Integrated Pest Management

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Semiochemicals for Monitoring Pest Populations

6.3 Mass Trapping

6.4 Lure and Kill

6.5 Mating Disruption with Pheromones

6.6 Semiochemicals to Repel Pests and Attract Natural Enemies

Details

No. of pages:
576
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780124017092
Print ISBN:
9780123985293

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