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Crop Protection: From Agrochemistry to Agroecology

By: Jean-Philippe Deguine, Pierre Ferron and Derek Russell

Science Publishers

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #181477 | ISBN-13: 9781578086528
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About this book

This book is a synthesis and a celebration of a large body of agro-ecological research carried out on the management of the pests of cotton, one of the world's major crops and one which has historically been a very heavy consumer of inputs of pesticides. It demonstrates how agro-ecological approaches to pest management are at last approaching the 'mainstream', with an increasing recognition that farmland delivers a wide range of ecosystem services (nature's goods and services), including but certainly not solely comprising the production of food.


Contents

THE NEW ISSUES IN CROP PROTECTIONi? Reducing harvest losses still further; Learning the lessons of the first Green Revolution; Advancing the concept of rational crop protection; Ensuring the maintenance of biodiversity and the sustainable functioning of agro-ecosystems i? COTTON, A CASE STUDYi? Cotton and Its cultivation; Insects and weeds, major constraints to cotton production; Sensitivity to pests and damage and the compensation capacity of cotton i? STEPPING OFF THE PESTICIDE TREADMILLi? Success and disillusionment, or the Need for Know-how; Towards supervised chemical control; Management of the phenomenon of resistance to pesticides; Crop protection at the crossroads i? THE CONCEPT OF INTEGRATED CONTROLi? Control, suppression, eradication, management or protection?; eradication of cotton pests; Considerations for IPM in cotton cultivation i? HARMONISING CONTROL METHODS: MIRAGE AND REALITYi? Optimising varietal selection and transforming living organisms; Foreseeing the development of resistance; Exploiting natural plant defences and promoting biological control i? ECOLOGICAL BASES OF THE MANAGEMENT OF POPULATIONSi? i? Think globally, act locallyi? ; Combining productivity and the provision of ecological services; Towards agroecological management of communities i? HABITAT MANAGEMENT: THE FACTOR UNITING AGRONOMY AND ECOLOGYi? Agronomic and agroecological innovations in cotton production; Controlling outbreaks by planning of agrarian structures and managing plant biodiversity

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