Synopses & Reviews
With backgrounds in weed science, nematology/plant pathology, and entomology, Norris, Caswell-Chen, and Kogan have created a truly integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning about pest management.
This first edition text presents the basic principles of integrated pest management as they apply to plant pathogens, weeds, nematodes, mollusks, arthropods, and vertebrates. It reinforces the wisdom and soundness of the integrated pest management (IPM) approach to crop protection, which attempts to limit the deleterious effects of pests in ways that are environmentally, economically, and socially acceptable. Concepts in Integrated Peat Management offers the following benefits:
- Integration of information on all plant protection disciplines with a comparative approach
- Provides the reader with a realistic view of the world, which is not fragmented along disciplinary boundaries and shows the interdependence of all organisms in a crop ecosystem Case histories and practical examples
- Provides support for text information, bringing that information to life in meaningful, applied way
- Up-to-date with the latest technologies in the field
- Includes controversial topics that are useful for class discussions
This book presents readers with the basic principles of integrated pest management as they apply to plant pathogens, weeds, nematodes, mollusks, arthropods, and vertebrates. It reinforces the wisdom and soundness of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to crop protection, which attempts to limit the detrimental effects of pests in ways that are environmentally, economically, and socially acceptable. Includes diagrams and photographs as well as case histories and practical examples. Looks at the historical development of pest management, as well as IPM in the future. For pest management consultants and advisors, environmental issues specialists, gardeners, and public affairs activists.
Table of Contents
1. Pest, People, and Integrated Pest Management.
2. Pests and Their Impacts.
3. Historical Development of Pest Management.
4. Ecosystems and Pest Organisms.
5. Comparative Biology of Pests.
6. Ecology of Interactions Between Categories of Pests.
7. Ecosystem Biodiversity and IPM.
8. Pest Management Decisions.
9. Introduction to Strategies and Tactics for IPM.
10. Pest Invasions and Legislative Prevention.
12. Resistance, Resurgence, and Replacement.
13. Biological Control.
14. Behavioral Control.
15. Physical and Mechanical Tactics.
16. Cultural Management of Pests.
17. Host-Plant Resistance and Other Genetic Manipulations of Crops and Pests.
18. IPM Programs: Development and Implementation.
19. Societal and Environmental Limitations to IPM Tactics.
20. IPM in the Future.
Sources and References.