Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security Book

Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security

  • Author : Omkar
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 762
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128032664

Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security Excerpt :

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.

Integrated Pest Management Book

Integrated Pest Management

  • Author : David Pimentel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-04-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400777965

Integrated Pest Management Excerpt :

The book deals with the present state and problems of integrated pest management as relating to stakeholder acceptance of IPM and how integrated pest management can become a sustainable practice. The discussions include using less pesticides and the possibility of eliminating pesticides from agricultural practice.

Microbes for Sustainable lnsect Pest Management Book

Microbes for Sustainable lnsect Pest Management

  • Author : Md. Aslam Khan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030672317

Microbes for Sustainable lnsect Pest Management Excerpt :

The search for new strategies of pest control with safer molecules is currently of great importance and interest. Microbe-mediated biological crop protection is an attractive and promising technology with no concern for a negative impact on the environment and biodiversity. Microbial hydrolytic enzymes such as proteases, chitinases, lipases, etc. are attractive for this purpose. They present toxic properties and act synergistically to control pest attacks. Also, some metabolites, that microorganisms produce for their survival or defense, can be explored and exploited for plant protection. The focus of this Volume is on the potential of microbial hydrolytic enzymes and their metabolites in agroecosystem functioning. Subsequent chapters review topics such as microbial hydrolytic enzymes as powerful management tools, chitinases in IPM of agro-horticultural crops, metabolites as pesticides and the importance of the metabolites of entomopathogenic fungi, metabolites and virulence factors. Other topicas include: microbial-based nanoparticles, recombinant DNA technologies to improve the efficacy of microbial insecticides, the effects of entomopathogens on insect predators and parasitoids, and the management of major vegetable insect pests. This Volume provides detailed accounts on the safe use of microbial products for sustainable management of insect pests. Its aim is to build solid foundations for the students, teachers, and researchers interested in eco-friendly management of important insect crop pests.

Microbes for Sustainable Insect Pest Management Book

Microbes for Sustainable Insect Pest Management

  • Author : Md. Aslam Khan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-09-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030230456

Microbes for Sustainable Insect Pest Management Excerpt :

This Volume comprises 14 chapters in an attempt to provide the reader with available information on safe and effective use of entomopathogens. Chapters in this book dealing with soil-borne entomopathogens and their phylogeny also provide a review on most updated information of their isolation and molecular identification. Employing fungal pathogens in biological control programmes plays a key role, and conidial thermotolerance and oxidative stress are examined in separate chapters. Entomopathogenic bacteria are able to kill their hosts quickly. An important contribution concerns informations provided upon bacterial cytotoxic factors on insect haemocytes. Nematodes are biological control agents safe to the environment. The information with respect to their direct and indirect effects on non-target organisms is provided. Viruses as highly specific, virulent candidates for use as biological insecticides are safe to non-target species. A separate chapter on the role of granuloviruses in IPM contributes a wealth of information. Biopesticides in combination with synthetic insecticides are reported as effective, economic, and eco-friendly. Understanding their interactions will certainly promote their uses. Finally, emphasis has been given on reviewing synergistic and antagonistic interactions of microbial and chemical pesticides, in other chapters.

Controlled Release of Pesticides for Sustainable Agriculture Book

Controlled Release of Pesticides for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Author : Rakhimol K. R.
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-08-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030233969

Controlled Release of Pesticides for Sustainable Agriculture Excerpt :

This book ​presents an introduction to the concept and need of sustainable agriculture, the mechanisms of conventional and controlled release of pesticides, herbicides and plant hormones. It also contains the carriers which supply controlled release including polymers and nanoparticles. A full chapter is devoted to the theory and simulation aspects.

Nature Based Solutions to 21st Century Challenges Book

Nature Based Solutions to 21st Century Challenges

  • Author : Robert C. Brears
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000047752

Nature Based Solutions to 21st Century Challenges Excerpt :

This book provides a systematic review of nature-based solutions and their potential to address current environmental challenges. In the 21st century, society is faced by rapid urbanisation and population growth, degradation and loss of natural capital and associated ecosystem services, an increase in natural disaster risks, and climate change. With growing recognition of the need to work with ecosystems to resolve these issues there is now a move towards nature-based solutions, which involve utilising nature’s ecosystem to solve societal challenges while providing multiple co-benefits. This book systematically reviews nature-based solutions from a public policy angle, assessing policy developments which encourage the implementation of nature-based solutions to address societal challenges while simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits. This includes enhancing sustainable urbanisation, restoring degraded ecosystems, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and reducing risks from natural disasters. While nature-based solutions can be applied strategically and equitably to help societies address a variety of climatic and non-climatic challenges, there is still a lack of understanding on how best to implement them. The book concludes by providing a best practice guide for those aiming to turn societal challenges into opportunities. This book will be of great interest to policymakers, practitioners and researchers involved in nature-based solutions, sustainable urban planning, environmental management, and sustainable development generally.

Pests and Their Management Book

Pests and Their Management

  • Author : Omkar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1078
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811086878

Pests and Their Management Excerpt :

This book comprehensively compiles information on some of the major pests that afflict agricultural, horticultural and medicinal crops in particular as well as many polyphagous pests. Not only does this book deal with the pests of common globally produced crops it also addresses those of rarely dealt with crops such as seed spices, medicinal and aromatic plants. While the perspective of insect pests is largely Indian and South East Asian in context, the book does deal with globally problematic pests, particularly polyphagous ones. Not only will the readers be acquainted with the pests, their damaging potential and their life cycle but also with the latest methods of managements including ecofriendly measures being employed to keep pest populations at manageable levels. The 27 chapters in the book, are grouped into four sections primarily based on crop types, viz. pest of agricultural, horticultural and medicinal crops, and polyphagous pests, making the book easy to navigate. Each of the chapters is comprehensive and well illustrated and written by academicians who have dedicated their entire lives to the study of a particular crop-pest complex. The final chapter of this book provides an overview on the principles and processes of pest management.

Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security Book

Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security

  • Author : Jasmeet Kour
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-11-18
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000728477

Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security Excerpt :

This book reviews a wide-range of genetically modified (GM) crops to understand how they are produced, the impacts on the agricultural industry, and their potential for improving food security. The production of GM crops has now become an invaluable asset in the agricultural toolbox. With a significant portion of the world suffering from hunger and poverty, this book examines how food security can be achieved through GM crops. A wide variety of crops are examined, from the earliest developments of GM tomatoes and potatoes to recent interest in the development of low-cost, high yielding biofuels, such as microalgae. Chapters also discuss the role of GM crops in pest management and the consequential reduction in the use of insecticides. Overall, this book provides an important synthesis of GM crops from their commercial value to the agricultural industry, as well as their potential for improving food security. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of agricultural engineering, crop science, food biotechology, food security, and those interested in food and agriculture and sustainable development more broadly.

Innovative Pest Management Approaches for the 21st Century Book

Innovative Pest Management Approaches for the 21st Century

  • Author : Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 519
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811507946

Innovative Pest Management Approaches for the 21st Century Excerpt :

Several Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches are available for managing pests of varied kinds, including individual and integrated methods for pest suppression. Recently the focus has shifted to pest management tools that act on insect systems selectively, are compatible with the environment, and are not harmful for ecosystems. Other approaches target specific biochemical and physiological aspects of insect metabolism, and involve biotechnological and genetic manipulation. Still other approaches include the use of nanotechnology, endophytes, optical and sonic manipulation to detect and control pest insects. Unfortunately, conventional forms of pest management do not focus on technology transfer to the ground level workers and farmers. As a result, farmers are incurring huge losses of crops and revenues. This book highlights the importance of using communication tools in pest management and demonstrates some success stories of utilizing automated unmanned technologies in this context. The content is divided into three sections, the first of which, “Pest Population Monitoring: Modern Tools,” covers long and short-range pest population monitoring techniques and tools such as satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles/drones, remote sensing, digital tools like GIS, GPS for mapping, lidar, mobile apps, software systems, artificial diet designs and functional diversity of info-chemicals. The second section of the book is devoted to “Emerging Areas in Pest Management” and offers a glimpse of diversified tactics that have been developed to contain and suppress pest populations such as endophytes, insect vectors of phytoplasma, Hymenopterans parasitoids, mass production and utilization of NPV etc. In turn, the third section focuses on “Integrated Pest Management” and presents farming situations that illustrate how research in diversified aspects has helped to find solutions to specific pest problems, and how some new and evolving tactics can be practically imple

The Soil Human Health Nexus Book

The Soil Human Health Nexus

  • Author : Rattan Lal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000326338

The Soil Human Health Nexus Excerpt :

The term "soil health" refers to the functionality of a soil as a living ecosystem capable of sustaining plants, animals, and humans while also improving the environment. In addition to soil health, the environment also comprises the quality of air, water, vegetation, and biota. The health of soil, plants, animals, people, and the environment is an indivisible continuum. One of the notable ramifications of the Anthropocene is the growing risks of decline in soil health by anthropogenic activities. Important among these activities are deforestation, biomass burning, excessive soil tillage, indiscriminate use of agrochemicals, excessive irrigation by flooding or inundation, and extractive farming practices. Soil pollution, by industrial effluents and urban waste adversely impacts human health. Degradation of soil health impacts nutritional quality of food, such as the uptake of heavy metals or deficit of essential micro-nutrients, and contamination by pests and pathogens. Indirectly, soil health may impact human health through contamination of water and pollution of air. This book aims to: Present relationships of soil health to human health and soil health to human nutrition. Discuss the nexus between soil degradation and malnourishment as well as the important links between soil, plant, animal and human health. Detail reasons oil is a cause of infectious diseases and source of remedial measures. Part of the Advances in Soil Sciences series, this informative volume covering various aspects of soil health appeals to soil scientists, environmental scientists and public health workers.

Biopesticides Book


  • Author : Amitava Rakshit
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128236147

Biopesticides Excerpt :

Biopesticide: Volume Two, the latest release in the Advances in Bioinoculant series, provides an updated overview on the active substances utilized in current bioinsecticides, along with information on which of them can be used for integrated pest management programs in agro-ecosystems. The book presents a comprehensive look at the development of novel solutions against new targets, also introducing new technologies that enhance the efficacy of already available active substances. Finally, readers will find insights into the advanced molecular studies on insect microbial community diversity that are opening new frontiers in the development of innovative pest management strategies. This book will be valuable to those prioritizing agro biodiversity management to address optimal productizing and enhanced food security. Explores the increasing number of newly introduced and improved products that can be used alone or in rotation or combination with conventional chemicals Promotes the importance of, and tactics for, managing the agro ecosystem surrounding food security Provides state of the art description of various approaches and techniques for the real-world application of biopesticides

Natural Remedies for Pest  Disease and Weed Control Book

Natural Remedies for Pest Disease and Weed Control

  • Author : Chukwuebuka Egbuna
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128193051

Natural Remedies for Pest Disease and Weed Control Excerpt :

Natural Remedies for Pest, Disease and Weed Control presents alternative solutions in the form of eco-friendly, natural remedies. Written by senior researchers and professionals with many years of experience from diverse fields in biopesticides, the book presents scientific information on novel plant families with pesticidal properties and their formulations. It also covers chapters on microbial pest control and control of weeds by allelopathic compounds. This book will be invaluable to plant pathologists, agrochemists, plant biochemists, botanists, environmental chemists and farmers, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students. Details microbial biopesticides and other bio-botanical derived pesticides and their formulation Contains case studies for major crops and plants Discuses phytochemicals of plant-derived essential oils

Human Insect Interactions Book

Human Insect Interactions

  • Author : Sergey Govorushko
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351646222

Human Insect Interactions Excerpt :

This book presents a 360-degree picture of the world of insects and explores how their existence affects our lives: the "good, bad, and ugly" aspects of their interactions with humankind. It provides a lucid introductory text for beginning undergraduate students in the life sciences, particularly those pursuing beginner courses in entomology, agriculture, and botany.

Insect Ecology  Concepts to Management Book

Insect Ecology Concepts to Management

  • Author : K. V. Hari Prasad
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-11-26
  • Genre: Biotic communities
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811917820

Insect Ecology Concepts to Management Excerpt :

This book presents comprehensive information on various aspects of ecology with special reference to insects, to form a platform to design an ecologically sound insect pest management. Insects are the most dominant and diverse group of living organism on earth. Owing to their smaller size, smaller space and food requirements, more number of generation per unit time, insects serves as one of the best subject matter for studies on various ecological aspects such as chemical ecology, population dynamics, predator/parasitoid-prey interactions etc. The knowledge on various aspects of insect ecology helps in formulating an effective environmentally benign insect pest management. This book is of interest and use to the post graduate students and researchers working on various aspects of insect ecology with special emphasis on population dynamics, chemical ecology, tri tropic interactions, ecological engineering and Ecological Insect pest management.

Handbook of Vegetable Pests Book

Handbook of Vegetable Pests

  • Author : John Capinera
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128144893

Handbook of Vegetable Pests Excerpt :

Handbook of Vegetable Pests, Second Edition, provides two types of diagnostic aids: the easy-to-use "guides to pests of vegetable crops", which guides the reader to the most likely pests of each vegetable crop based on the portion of the plant attacked and the category of pest; and the more technical dichotomous keys for identification of many of the difficult-to-identify species. It includes over 300 common and occasional pest species, detailing the geographic distribution of vegetable pests, host plant relationships, natural enemies, damage, life history, and methods of control and damage prevention. Presents a current and comprehensive synthesis of vetted information for the support of both commercial and home vegetable production Includes over 300 common and occasional pest species, or species complexes, known to affect vegetables grown in the United States and Canada Summarizes the important findings of the last 150 years Provides citations to the original literature