Molluscs as Crop Pests

March 2002
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  • Published
    21st March 2002
  • ISBN 9780851993201
  • Language English
  • Pages 480 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

Mollusc species currently constitute a major threat to sustainable agriculture. This threat is associated with cultivation of new crops, intensification of agricultural production systems and the spread through human trade and travel of species adapted to these modified environments. In some crops, their significance is only now becoming apparent with the decline in the importance of other pest groups which can be effectively controlled. The book focuses on: toxicology of chemicals, deployment of molluscicides in baits, specific crop situations worldwide, current pest status of mollusc species and progress towards development of solutions.

"This book is a must-have for researchers studying gastropods and should be acquired by libraries of tertiary institutions offering programs that deal with plant pest control. Enterprises and governmental organizations involved in plant pest control will find the book useful also, because it deals extensively with techniques that can be used to control molluscs."

- Biological Agriculture and Horticulture

"There is a wealth of information here that is accessible to everyone, from the lay reader to students and researchers. The extensive reference lists provide access to more detailed experimental studies."

- Crop Protection

Gary M Barker

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