Books  Sustainable Development  Agriculture & Food 

Biotechnology and Integrated Pest Management

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture Series Volume: 15

Edited By: GJ Persley

512 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Jul 1996 | #35357 | ISBN: 0851989306
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £115.00 $141/€129 approx

About this book

Includes coverage of biotechnology and plant breeding, transgenic plants, biocontrol agents and many other topics, plus case study chapters on crops and biocontrol.


Part 1 Linking biotechnology and IPM: needs and opportunities; IPM - theory and practice; IPM in developing countries. Part 2 Case studies of IPM implementation: rice in Asia; soybean in Brazil. Part 3 Case studies using biocontrol agents: India - an overview; cassava in Africa. Part 4 Biotechnology for biocontrol agents - biological products for IPM; novel agents. Part 5 Biotechnology and plant breeding - marker-assisted breeding; plant breeding - an overview. Part 6 Case studies - transgenic plants in IPM systems: insect-resistant crop plants; cotton in Australia; virus resistant transgenic plants. Part 7 alternative strategies with transgenes for insect resistance - slowing pest adaptation; deploying pesticidal plants. Part 8 Other components in IPM Systems: new diagnostics; virus/vector control. Part 9 New opportunities: vector control; human diseases; molecular genetics. Part 10 Investment implications: industry views; international development agencies.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Food for Free (40th Anniversary Edition)

NHBS Price: £24.99 $31/€28 approx

Microclimate: The Biological Environment

NHBS Price: £225.00 $276/€252 approx

Peppers: Vegetable and Spice Capsicums

NHBS Price: £44.99 $55/€50 approx

Pollination Services to Agriculture

NHBS Price: £34.99 $43/€39 approx

Construction Information for Dartington Hives

NHBS Price: £11.99 $15/€13 approx