The first volume of the Integrated Management of Plant Pests and Diseases book series presents general concepts on integrated pest and disease management, organized in three sections. Section one (modeling, management, environment) includes chapters on infection models, resurgence and replacement, plant disease epidemiology and effects of climate change in tropical environments. Followed by two reviews on IPM in post-harvest and carrot crops. The second section (emerging technologies) includes remote sensing and information technology, integrated by reviews on Bacillus thuringiensis and the role of mycorrhizae in IPM. In the third section (molecular aspects) the management of insect-borne viruses with transmission interference, some novel products for biological control and advances in molecular detection, are discussed.
From the reviews: "IPM/IDM (integrated pest management/integrated disease management) began in the 1960s as a movement to reduce the amount of pesticides in the environment and to develop sound, biologically based, integrated management strategies to control plant pests and diseases. ! Selected topics cover the relationships of IPM/IDM with advances in use of global positioning systems, the dynamics of global warming, application of information technology, deployment of gene management strategies, use of genetically modified hosts, and introduction of novel biological controls. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above." (R. Frederiksen, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (6), 2008)
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