This volume comprises 13 chapters in an attempt to bring together all available information on sustainable and eco-friendly termite management. Chapters in this book deal with damage and specific management of fungus-growing termites and provide a review on most recent methodologies used for management. Termites damage crops from sowing till harvest. As it is difficult to detect damage in the field, it is usually too late when the symptoms are noticed. A separate chapter on issues related to Indian agriculture and the contemporary practices being followed by majority of the Indian farmers is quite informative. Similarly, a case study for termites infesting Malaysian forests constitutes an important contribution. Various issues related to integrated and eco-friendly termite management in tropical conditions have been addressed comprehensively. The potential role of microbes is also discussed in detail in other chapters. The information contained in these chapters should enable termite management in a way that natural resources can be used and maintained for generations to come. Similarly, the chapter on physical barriers contributes a wealth of information that can be useful all over the world where termites are a problem. Emphasis has been put on reviewing contributions of synthetic chemical insecticides in termite management. A separate chapter dealing with standard norms in wood protection constitutes a significant step in this direction. A further chapter throws light on the potential of biotechnology as a tool in management.
1 The Fungus-Growing Termites (Termitidae - Macrotermitinae): Biology, Damages on Tropical Crops and Specific Management - M. Diouf and C. Rouland-Lefevre
2 Termite Damage in Agriculture Areas and Implanted Forests: An Ecological Approach - Luciane Kern Junqueira and Daniela Faria Florencio
3 Termite and Indian Agriculture: A Case Study - Bishwajeet Paul, Md. Aslam Khan, Sangeeta Paul, Shankarganesh K and Sarbasis Chakravorty
4 Termites Infesting Malaysian Forests: Case study from Bornean Forest, Sabah, Malaysia - Homathevi Rahman, Kevin Fernandez and Nivaarani Arumugam
5 Integrated Termite Management In the Context of Indoor and Outdoor Pests situation - G K Mahapatro and Debajyoti Chatterjee
6 Eco-friendly Termite Management in Tropical Conditions - Monica Verma, Sharad Verma and Satyawati Sharma
7 Bio-intensive Integrated Management of Termites - K. Sahayaraj
8 Role of Botanicals in Termite Management - Syed Kamran Ahmad, Natalie Dale-Skey and Md. Aslam Khan
9 Microbes in Termite Management: Potential Role and Strategies in Biological Control - Priyanka Verma, Ajar Nath Yadav, Vinod Kumar, Md. Aslam Khan and Anil Kumar Saxena
10 Sustainable Termite Management Using Physical Barriers - Menandro N. Acda
11 Synthetic Insecticides: Backbone in Termite Management - Bishwajeet Paul, Sharda Singh, Shankarganesh K and Md. Aslam Khan
12 Termites and Standards Norms in Wood Protection: A Proposal Targeting Drywood Termites- Lara Maistrello
13 Biotechnology: A Tool in Termite Management - S. Tariq Ahmad, Shabnum Nabi and Qazi Humera
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