Integrated Pest Management, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124017096
  • ISBN-13: 9780124017092
  • DDC: 632.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 576 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editor.
List of Contributors.
1: Host-Plant Resistance in Pest Management.
2: Impact of Climate Change on Pest Management and Food Security.
3: Application of Remote Sensing in Integrated Pest Management.
4: Weather-based Pest Forecasting for Efficient Crop Protection.
5: Forecasting of Colorado Potato Beetle Development with Computer Aided System SIMLEP Decision Support System.
6: Role of Semiochemicals in Integrated Pest Management.
7: Pesticides Applied for the Control of Invasive Species in the United States.
8: Potential and Utilization of Plant Products in Pest Control.
9: Use of Pheromones in Insect Pest Management, with Special Attention to Weevil Pheromones.
10: Role of Entomopathogenic Fungi in Integrated Pest Management.
11: Potential of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management.
12: Entomopathogenic Viruses and Bacteria for Insect-Pest Control.
13: The Bioherbicide Approach to Weed Control Using Plant Pathogens.
14: Biological Control of Invasive Insect Pests.
15: Spiders – The Generalist Super Predators in Agro-Ecosystems.
16: Biotechnological Approaches for Insect Pest Management.
17: Biotechnological and Molecular Approaches in the Management of Non-Insect Pests of Crop Plants.
18: Role of Genetically Modified Insect-Resistant Crops in IPM: Agricultural, Ecological and Evolutionary Implications.
19: Breeding for Disease and Insect-Pest Resistance.
20: Integrated Management of Rodent Pests.
21: Eco-Friendly Management of Phytophagous Mites.
22: IPM Extension: A Global Overview.
23: Biological Control of Insect Pests in Crops.