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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
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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.

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