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Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides: Beneficial Microorganisms, Nematodes and Seed Treatments

By: H Denis Burges

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #89936 | ISBN: 0412625202
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Sound formulation is a vital aspect of microbial products used to protect plants from pests and diseases and to improve plant performance. "Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides" is an in-depth treatment of this vitally important subject. Written by experts and carefully edited, this important title brings together a huge wealth of information for the first time within the covers of one book.The book is broadly divided into five sections, covering principles of formulation, organisms with peroral and contact modes of action, organisms with the power of search, and future trends. Each section contains comprehensive chapters written by internationally acknowledged experts in the areas covered; the book also includes three very useful appendices, cataloguing formulation additives, spray application criteria and terminology. This outstanding book is a vitally important reference work for anyone involved in the formulation of microbial biopesticides and should find a place on the shelves of agriculture and plant scientists, microbiologists and entomologists working in academic and commercial agrochemical situations, and in the libraries of all research establishments and companies where this exciting subject is researched, studied or taught.


Part 1 Principles of formulation: technology of formulation and application, Keith A. Jones and H. Denis Burges. Part 2 Organisms with a peroral mode of action: formulation of bacteria, viruses and Protozoa to control insects, H. Denis Burges and Keith A. Jones. Part 3 Organisms with a contact mode of action: formulation of mycoinsecticides, H. Denis Burges; formulation of micro-organisms to control plant diseases, Deborah R. Fravel, William J. Connick, Jr. and Jack A. Lewis; formulation of microbial herbicides, Michael P. Greaves, Peter J. Holloway and Bruce A. Auld; formulation of beneficial organisms applied to soil, Alan S. Paau; application of micro-organisms to seeds, Mark P. McQuiken, Peter halmer and David J. Rhodes. Part 4 Organisms with a power of search: formulation of entomopathogenic nematodes, Raymon Georgis and Harry K. Kaya. Part 5 The future: trends in formulation of micro-organisms and future research requirments, H. Denis Burges and Keith A. Jones. Appendices: a catalogue of formulation additives - function, nomenclature, properties and suppliers, Konrad Bernhard, Peter J. Holloway and H. Denis Burges; spray application criteria, Keith A. Jones.

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