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Biopesticides: Use and Delivery

Handbook / Manual

Series: Methods in Biotechnology Volume: 5

Edited By: Franklin R Hall and Julius J Menn

626 pages, tables, illus

Humana Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #86639 | ISBN: 0896035158
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A definitive guide to the development, application, and use of biopesticides as a complementary or alternative treatment to chemical pesticides. Biopesticides: Use and Delivery brings together for the first time all the latest advances in the control of insects, plant diseases, and weeds with biopesticides. Coverage extends from the science and technology of biofungicides, bioinsecticides, and bioherbicides to detailed management protocols. The many leading experts writing here review their development, mode of action, production, delivery systems (formulations), and future market prospects. In addition, experts from both government and industry discuss current registration requirements, including time frame and costs of registration, and compare these with the registration requirements for conventional pesticides.

The chapters on commercial experience with neem products and the spinosyns for insect control are particularly informative...This volume will provide a useful reference for growers, students, regulators and industrial planners. - The Quarterly Review of Biology the most comprehensive source of information about this group of products of relatively quickly growing importance, and could be very helpful not only for everyone working in research in crop protection and for university teachers and students in this field, but also for entomologists, environmental biologists, microbiologists, biotechnologists, etc. - biologia plantarum In fact, the whole book is set out in a very neat and easily managed way. The many references within the text are referred to by numbers, and a full list is given at the end of each chapter. There is also a comprehensive index at the back of the book. on reading the text, one finds it is consistently clearly and interestingly written. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the subject. - Plant Pathology


Biopesticides: Present Status and Future Prospects Julius J. Menn and Franklin R. Hall. PART I. Projections On Opportunities For Biopesticides In Crop Protection. The North American Scenario Jerry Caulder. Microbial Biopesticides: The European Scene Tariq M. Butt John G. Harris and Keith A. Powell. Developing Countries Balasubramanyan Sugavanam and Xie Tianjian. Pesticide Policy Influences on Biopesticide Technologies Noel D. Uri. PART II. Biofungicides. Commercial Development of Biofungicides Rafael Hofstein and Andrew C. Chapple. Biological Control of Seedling Diseases K. Prakesh Hebbar and Robert D. Lumsden. Joint Action of Microbials for Disease Control Claude Alabouvette and Philippe Lemanceau. PART III. Bioinsecticides. Neem and Related Natural Products Murray B. Isman. Commercial Experience with Neem Products James F. Walter. Fermentation-Derived Insecticide Control Agents: The Spinosyns Thomas C. Sparks Gary D. Thompson Herbert A. Kirst Mark B. Hertlein Jon S. Mynderse Jan R. Turner and Thomas V. Worden. Bacillus thuringiensis: Natural and Recombinant Bioinsecticide Products James A. Baum T. B. Johnson and Bruce C. Carlton. Transgenic Plants Expressing Toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis Jonnie N. Jenkins. Production Delivery and Use of Mycoinsecticides for Control of Insect Pests on Field Crops Steven P. Wraigt and Raymond I. Carruthers. Entomopathogenic Nematodes Parwinder Grewal and Ramon Georgis. Naturally Occurring Baculoviruses for Insect Pest Control Brian A. Federici. Recombinant Baculoiviruses Michael F. Treacy. Joint Action of Baculoviruses and Other Control Agents William F. McCutchen and Lindsey Flexner. PART IV. Bioherbicides. Mycoherbicides Alice L. Pilgeram and David C. Sands. Formulation and Application of Plant Pathogens for Biological Weed Control Nina K. Zidack and Paul C. Quimby. PART V. Other Biorational Technologies. Phereomones for Insect Control: Strategies and Successes D. R. Thomson L. J. Gut and J. W. Jenkins. PART VI. Registration Of Biopesticides. The Federal Registration Process and Requirements for the United States J. Thomas McClintock. IR-4 Biopesticide Program for Minor Crops Christina L. Hartman and George M. Markley. Registration/Regulatory Requirements in Europe Mike Neale and Phil Newton. Environmental and Regulatory Aspects: Industry View and Approach Joseph D. Panetta. PART VII. Management Protocols. Formulations of Biopesticides Susan M. Boyetchko Eric Pedersen Zamir K. Punja and Munagala S. Reddy. Delivery Systems and Protocols for Biopesticides Roy Bateman. Analysis Monitoring and Some Regulatory Implications Jack R. Plimmer. Principles of Dose Aquisition for Bioinsecticides Hugh F. Evans. Strategies for Resistance Management Richard T. Roush. Field Management: Delivery of New Technologies to Growers Mark E. Whalon and Deborah L. Norris. Index.

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