Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture

June 2012
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    29th June 2012
  • ISBN 9780643103351
  • Language English
  • Pages 128 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.75"
  • Images line art & photos

Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture discusses the principles of pest management and relates this to historical methods as well as current and future directions. It describes current practice, the concept of agricultural ecosystems, the role of pesticides and cultural control options. A separate chapter covers biological control and the different ways in which this may be implemented.

The book provides a detailed examination of the application of pesticides, the different types that are available and how they may be integrated into more holistic approaches. A summary of all available pest control measures is given to allow the reader to decide which approach is best to adopt. The authors clearly describe why the most ecologically sound methods are not always adopted, but also explain why they can be adopted with great success.

Examples of successful implementation of Integrated Pest Management are highlighted, and also a discussion on what is required in the future to achieve successful control of pests in a sustainable manner.

* Written in plain English. It can be understood by entomologists, university researchers and also farmers and agronomists and other advisors to the agricultural industry
* A clear thinking approach to pest management, presenting an analysis of first "why" a decision is made and second "how" that decision is made
* Helps better decisions to be made on pest management

Jessica Page

Jessica Page is currently Assistant Director at IPM Technologies Pty Ltd, where she has worked for 14 years. She was one of the authors of Integrated Pest Management for Crops and Pastures.

Paul A. Horne

Paul A. Horne is an entomologist and for the last 14 years has been owner and director of IPM Technologies Pty Ltd. Paul has written four books on insects and published over 70 scientific and conference papers on insects and IPM.