Pest Management and Regulation

February 2013
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  • Published
    14th February 2013
  • ISBN 9781845939779
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
December 2010
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  • Published
    17th December 2010
  • ISBN 9781845935597
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Biological controls that utilize natural predation, parasitism or other natural mechanisms, is an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical pesticides. Chemical pesticide methods are becoming less readily available due to increasing resistance problems and the prohibition of some substances. This book addresses the challenges of insufficient information and imperfectly understood regulatory processes in using biopesticides. It takes an interdisciplinary approach providing internationally comparative analyses on the registration of biopesticides and debates future biopesticide practices.

1) Introduction
2) The Interdisciplinary Challenge
3) The Economics of Making the Switch in Technologies
4) Microbial Control Agents: The Broad Context
5) The Regulation of Biopesticides: An International Analysis
6) Policy Networks and Regulatory Innovation
7) Retail Governance
8) Conclusions: Pest Management: an Overview

Wyn Grant

Wyn Grant is at the University of Warwick, UK.

Alastair Bailey

Alastair Bailey is Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London.

David Chandler

David Chandler is Senior Research Scientist, Warwick HRI.

W.P. Grant

W.P. Grant is Professor of Politics, University of Warwick.

Justin Greaves

Justin Greaves is Research Fellow, University of Warwick.

Gillian Prince

Gillian Prince is Research Scientist, Warwick HRI.

Mark Tatchell

Mark Tatchell is at the University of Warwick.