Integrated Pest Management
Potential, Constraints and Challenges
2nd June 2004
- ISBN 9780851996868
- Language English
- Pages 336 pp.
- Size 6.875" x 9.75"
IPM Systems need to be developed for agriculture to be economically and environmentally strong, in production, storage and food processing. Although the concept and philosophy of integrated pest management have been largely accepted for some time, its implementation is complex and faces numerous potential problems. If IPM is to enjoy widespread approval and adoption, it must be clearly defined and economically and socially acceptable. The topics covered in this book include a range of topics, such as risk-benefit analysis, transgenic crops in IPM and consumer response to IPM.
"The editors have recruited a formidable team of authors to produce the thirteen information-packed chapters, each of which represents an amalgam of historical background, relevant science and present-day practice, together with as up-to-date a bibliography as possible."- Pest Management Science
* Integrated Pest Management: Retrospect and prospect
* Cultural practices: Springboard to IPM
* The relevance of modelling in successful implementation of IPM
* Manipulation of tritrophic interactions for IPM
* Behavior modifying chemicals: Prospects and constraints in IPM
* Transgenic insecticidal cultivars in Integrated Pest Management: Challenges and opportunities
* Plant resistance against pests: Issues and strategies
* The pesticide paradox in IPM: Risk benefit analysis
* Manipulation of host finding and acceptance behaviours in insects: Importance to IPM
* Integrated Pest Management in forestry: Potential and challenges
* Consumer response to IPM: Potential and challenges
* The essential role of IPM in promoting sustainability of agricultural production systems for future generations
* Opportunities and challenges for IPM in developing Countries