Ecofriendly Pest Management For Food Security

Paperback | February 18, 2016

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Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security explores the broad range of opportunity and challenges afforded by Integrated Pest Management systems. The book focuses on the insect resistance that has developed as a result of pest control chemicals, and how new methods of environmentally complementary pest control can be used to suppress harmful organisms while protecting the soil, plants, and air around them. As the world's population continues its rapid increase, this book addresses the production of cereals, vegetables, fruits, and other foods and their subsequent demand increase. Traditional means of food crop production face proven limitations and increasing research is turning to alternative means of crop growth and protection. Addresses environmentally focused pest control with specific attention to its role in food security and sustainability. Includes a range of pest management methods, from natural enemies to biomolecules. Written by experts with extensive real-world experience.

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Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security explores the broad range of opportunity and challenges afforded by Integrated Pest Management systems. The book focuses on the insect resistance that has developed as a result of pest control chemicals, and how new methods of environmentally complementary pest control can be used to suppres...

Dr. Omkar is currently a professor with the University of Lucknow, Department of Zoology in Lucknow, India. He has been with the university for over twenty seven years sharing his vast knowledge in Zoology. Dr. Omkar has thirty five years of research experience; his area of research includes Zoology, Entomology, Pest Management (Biocon...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:762 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 18, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128032650

ISBN - 13:9780128032657

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Table of Contents

  1. Insects and Pests
  2. Biocontrol of Insect Pests
  3. Aphids and their Biocontrol
  4. The Parasitoids
  5. The Trichogrammatids
  6. Anthocorid Predators
  7. Reduviid Predators
  8. Syrphid Files
  9. Ladybird Beetles
  10. Chrysopids
  11. Mite Predators
  12. Entomopathogenic Nematodes
  13. Insect Viruses
  14. Bacillus thuringiensis
  15. Entomopathogenic Fungi
  16. Plant Monoterpenoids
  17. Antifeedant Phytochemicals
  18. Semiochemicals
  19. Neem Products
  20. Insect Hormones
  21. Integrated Pest Management
  22. Biotechnological Approaches
  23. GMO and Food Security