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Handbook of Pest Management

Handbook / Manual

Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 72

Edited By: J R Ruberson

824 pages, illus

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #58002 | ISBN: 0824794338
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Provides a detailed summary of pest management principles and techniques, outlining a broad selection of critical issues regarding current practice and future technology in this area. Discusses the role of soils, weather, and surrounding habitats in regulating pest occurrence and severity.


Agricultural systems as ecosystems; soil effects on pest populations; weather influences on pest movement; landscape structure and extra-field processes - impact on management of pasts and beneficials; direct and indirect effects of plants onperformance of beneficial organisms; mechanisms of plant resistance against anthropod pests; plant resistance to pathogens; approaches to plant breeding and genetic engineering; acquisition and maintenance of resistant germplasm; general overview of plantpathogenic organisms; cultural approaches to managing plant pathogens; biological control of plant pathogens; chemical approaches to managing plant pathogens; anthropods as pests of plants - an overview; cultural approaches to managing anthropod pests;biological control of anthropod pests; chemical approaches to managing anthropod pests; genetic approaches to managing anthropod pests; behaviour-modifying chemicals in management of anthropod pests; general overview of weeds in crop systems; culturalapproaches to weed management; biological approaches to weed management; chemical approaches to weed management; overview and management of vertebrate pests; impact of tillage systems on pest management; effects of agrichemicals on nontarget populations;reducing agricultural pesticide losses to surface and groundwater resources; decision thresholds in pest management; economics of pest management; professional training and technology transfer.

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