Encyclopedia of Pest Management Book
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Encyclopedia of Pest Management


  • Author : David Pimentel, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2002-05-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 931
  • ISBN 10 : 1439870586

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Encyclopedia of Pest Management Book

Encyclopedia of Pest Management


  • Author : David Pimentel, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2007-07-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 1420053612

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Encyclopedia of Pest Management Excerpt :

With contributions from more than 200 esteemed international authorities and containing approximately 200 entries, the Encyclopedia of Pest Management, Volume II is a key reference for professionals in academia, industry, and government, as well as students at all levels. Containing completely new entries, this volume is designed to be regularly consulted for immediate and precise information. Contributions address a wide spectrum of scientific and human topics, concepts, methodologies, strategies, solutions, questions, and dilemmas. It provides numerous references, giving you access to additional, more detailed information. Coverage includes: Principles of integrated pest management (IPM) Pests and their management in crops and livestock Insect pests Weed pests Plant pathogens Vertebrate pests Crop, livestock, and stored-food losses Biological, cultural, and mechanical pest control Pest control through breeding and bio- and gene-technology Pesticides: types and uses Pesticide and biocide application technology Pesticide laws and regulations Semiochemicals Water and soil pollution from pesticide use Ecological backlash Environmental impacts of pesticides and biocides Human health impacts and the costs of pesticide use Pest management and sustainable agriculture Social, ethical, and economic aspects, issues and debates Biochemical, ecological, behavioral, environmental, climatic interactions The encyclopedia focuses on the ecology and management of pest species that damage or destroy food, livestock, and forest products. All articles have been peer reviewed to assure their accuracy and objectivity. The articles assess the benefits and risks of various pest-management technologies. The use of pesticides as well as nonchemical controls are included, with every effort made to use quantitative data. Contact us to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367 / (email) e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com International: (Te

Encyclopedia of Insects Book
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Encyclopedia of Insects


  • Author : Vincent H. Resh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1168
  • ISBN 10 : 008092090X

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Encyclopedia of Insects Excerpt :

Awarded Best Reference by the New York Public Library (2004), Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE (2003), and AAP/PSP 2003 Best Single Volume Reference/Sciences by Association of American Publishers' Professional Scholarly Publishing Division, the first edition of Encyclopedia of Insects was acclaimed as the most comprehensive work devoted to insects. Covering all aspects of insect anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease, as well as issues of exploitation, conservation, and management, this book sets the standard in entomology. The second edition of this reference will continue the tradition by providing the most comprehensive, useful, and up-to-date resource for professionals. Expanded sections in forensic entomology, biotechnology and Drosphila, reflect the full update of over 300 topics. Articles contributed by over 260 high profile and internationally recognized entomologists provide definitive facts regarding all insects from ants, beetles, and butterflies to yellow jackets, zoraptera, and zygentoma. * 66% NEW and revised content by over 200 international experts * New chapters on Bedbugs, Ekbom Syndrome, Human History, Genomics, Vinegaroons * Expanded sections on insect-human interactions, genomics, biotechnology, and ecology * Each of the 273 articles updated to reflect the advances which have taken place in entomology research since the previous edition * Features 1,000 full-color photographs, figures and tables * A full glossary, 1,700 cross-references, 3,000 bibliographic entries, and online access save research time * Updated with online access

Encyclopedia of Scale Insect Pests Book

Encyclopedia of Scale Insect Pests


  • Author : Takumasa Kondo
  • Publisher : Cabi
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Encyclopedias
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 1800620640

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Encyclopedia of Scale Insect Pests Excerpt :

Scale insects feed on plant juices and can easily be transported to new countries on live plants. They sometimes become invasive pests, costing billions of dollars in damage to crops worldwide annually, and farmers try to control them with toxic pesticides, risking environmental damage. Fortunately, scale insects are highly susceptible to control by natural enemies so biological control is possible. They have unique genetic systems, unusual metamorphosis, a broad spectrum of essential symbionts, and some are sources of commercial products like red dyes, shellac and wax. There is, therefore, wide interest in these unusual, destructive, beneficial, and abundant insects. The Encyclopedia of Scale Insect Pestsis the most comprehensive work on worldwide scale insect pests, providing detailed coverage of the most important species (230 species in 26 families, 36% of the species known). Advice is provided on collection, preservation, slide-mounting, vouchering, and labelling of specimens, fully illustrated with color photographs, diagrams and drawings. Pest species are presented in two informal groups of families, the 'primitive' Archaeococcids followed by the more 'advanced' Neococcids, covered in phylogenetic order. Each family is illustrated and diagnosed based on features of live and slide-mounted specimens, with information on numbers of genera and species, main hosts, distribution, and biology. For the important pest species, coverage includes information on the morphology of live and slide-mounted specimens, common names, principal synonyms, geographical distribution, plant hosts, plant damage and economic impact, reproductive biology, dispersal, and management strategies including biological, cultural and chemical control, sterile insect techniques, regulatory control, early warning systems and field monitoring. An additional complete list of scale insect pests worldwide is provided, comprising 642 species in 28 scale insect families (about 8% of the 8396 species o

The Fertilizer Encyclopedia Book

The Fertilizer Encyclopedia


  • Author : Vasant Gowariker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-04-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 0470431768

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The Fertilizer Encyclopedia Excerpt :

Fertilizers are key for meeting the world s demands for food, fiber, and fuel. Featuring nearly 4,500 terms of interest to all scientists and researchers dealing with fertilizers, The Fertilizer Encyclopedia compiles a wealth of information on the chemical composition of fertilizers, and includes information on everything from manufacturing and applications to economical and environmental considerations. It covers behavior in soil, chemical and physical characteristics, physiological role in plant growth and soil fertility, and more. This is the definitive, up-to-date reference on fertilizers. This book is not available for purchase from Wiley in the country of India. Customers in India should visit Vasudha Research & Publications Pvt. Ltd. at www.fertilizer-encyclopedia.com

Handbook of Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Ornamentals Book

Handbook of Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Ornamentals


  • Author : Anne R. Lesley
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429610929

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Handbook of Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Ornamentals Excerpt :

This essential reference provides complete coverage of integrated pest management (IPM). With more than 40 recognized experts, the book thoroughly details the rationale and benefits of employing an IPM plan and provides technical information on each aspect from cultural practices to choosing when and how to use chemicals. It also brings together research work on pest problems with information on the practical implementation of the tools. Case studies of successful operations are provided as well.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management  Four Volume Set Book

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management Four Volume Set


  • Author : Sven Erik Jorgensen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-13
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 3512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439829332

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Encyclopedia of Environmental Management Four Volume Set Excerpt :

Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine Encyclopedia of Environmental Management gives a comprehensive overview of environmental problems, their sources, their assessment, and their solutions. Through in-depth entries and a topical table of contents, readers will quickly find answers to questions about specific pollution and management issues. Edited by the esteemed Sven Erik Jørgensen and an advisory board of renowned specialists, this four-volume set shares insights from more than 500 contributors—all experts in their fields. The encyclopedia provides basic knowledge for an integrated and ecologically sound management system. Nearly 400 alphabetical entries cover everything from air, soil, and water pollution to agriculture, energy, global pollution, toxic substances, and general pollution problems. Using a topical table of contents, readers can also search for entries according to the type of problem and the methodology. This allows readers to see the overall picture at a glance and find answers to the core questions: What is the pollution problem, and what are its sources? What is the "big picture," or what background knowledge do we need? How can we diagnose the problem, both qualitatively and quantitatively, using monitoring and ecological models, indicators, and services? How can we solve the problem with environmental technology, ecotechnology, cleaner technology, and environmental legislation? How do we address the problem as part of an integrated management strategy? This accessible encyclopedia examines the entire spectrum of tools available for environmental management. An indispensable resource, it guides environmental managers to find the best possible solutions to the myriad pollution problems they face. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and aler

Encyclopedia of Entomology Book

Encyclopedia of Entomology


  • Author : John L. Capinera
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2008-08-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 4346
  • ISBN 10 : 1402063601

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Encyclopedia of Entomology Excerpt :

The Encyclopedia of Entomology provides a detailed, global overview of insects and their close relatives, including taxonomy, behavior, ecology, physiology, history, and management. It covers all the major groups of arthropods, as well as many important families and individual species. The encyclopedia also covers physiology, genetics, ecology, behavior, insect relationships with people, medical entomology, and pest management.

Cerambycidae of the World Book

Cerambycidae of the World


  • Author : Qiao Wang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-06
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315313238

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Cerambycidae of the World Excerpt :

There are more than 36,000 described species in the family Cerambycidae in the world. With the significant increase of international trade in the recent decades, many cerambycid species have become major plant pests outside their natural distribution range, causing serious environmental problems at great cost. Cerambycid pests of field, vine, and tree crops and of forest and urban trees cost billions of dollars in production losses, damage to landscapes, and management expenditures worldwide. Cerambycidae of the World: Biology and Pest Management is the first comprehensive text dealing with all aspects of cerambycid beetles in a global context. It presents our current knowledge on the biology, classification, ecology, plant disease transmission, and biological, cultural, and chemical control tactics including biosecurity measures from across the world. Written by a team of global experts, this book provides an entrance to the scientific literature on Cerambycidae for scientists in research institutions, primary industries, and universities, and will serve as an essential reference for agricultural and quarantine professionals in governmental departments throughout the world.

Integrated Management of Insects in Stored Products Book

Integrated Management of Insects in Stored Products


  • Author : Bhadriraju Subramanyam
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351437868

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Integrated Management of Insects in Stored Products Excerpt :

This work offers a comprehensive presentation of the identification, biology, ecology and sampling of insect pests in stored foods, and provides a balanced ciew of the biological, physical and chemical control methods used in pest management. It furnishes step-by-step procedures for creating individually tailored integrated pest management programmes. Every available method of control is covered.

CRC Handbook of Pest Management in Agriculture Book

CRC Handbook of Pest Management in Agriculture


  • Author : David Pimentel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D00242868D

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CRC Handbook of Pest Management in Agriculture Excerpt :

Abstract: This comprehensive reference book examines in depth insect, plant pathogen and weed pest management in agriculture. Practical integrated pest management (IPM) information on cultural, biological and environmental pest control is provided. Major chemical and nonchemical pest control issues including estimated losses of agricultural crops and livestock to pests; pesticide resistance; impacts of pesticides on the environment; and assessments of the effectiveness, benefits and risks of pesticide use and pest control methods are covered.

Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science  Print  Book

Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science Print


  • Author : Robert M. Goodman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-02-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000031584

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Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science Print Excerpt :

Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science is the first-ever single-source reference work to inclusively cover classic and modern studies in plant biology in conjunction with research, applications, and innovations in crop science and agriculture. From the fundamentals of plant growth and reproduction to developments in agronomy and agricultural science, the encyclopedia's authoritative content nurtures communication between these academically distinct yet intrinsically related fields-offering a spread of clear, descriptive, and concise entries to optimally serve scientists, agriculturalists, policy makers, students, and the general public. ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for both researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options For more information, visit Taylor and Francis Online or contact us to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367 / (E-mail) e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062 / (E-mail) online.sales@tandf.co.uk

Durable Resistance in Crops Book

Durable Resistance in Crops


  • Author : F. Lamberti
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461593058

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Durable Resistance in Crops Excerpt :

Plant diseases and pests are a major constraint to agricultural production despite the various measures used to control them. Chemical control, although often e~~ective, may pose environmental hazards and is relatively expensive, especially in developing countries where it may be completely uneconomic. Control through genetically mediated resistance to diseases and pests, is both cheap and environmentally sa~e and at present most diseases and pests o~ staple ~ood crops are controlled through some form of resistance. One of the basic problems in the use of resistance is its ~re quent lack of durability; very often a type of resistance is used that 'breaks down' after a certain period. The temporary nature of this resistance, due to the development of new strains of pest or pathogen able to overcome it, has seriously hindered the improvement o~ the yield potential of many crops as a continuing effort is needed to replace old cultivars who resistance has failed, with new ones. Following Vanderplank's now classical publications (1963, 1968) which differentiated horizontal and vertical resistance, studies on several host-parasite systems have shown that di~ferent types of resistance can be distinguished genetically and epidemiologically, and on the ability o~ the pests or pathogens to adapt to them. A knowledge of how resistance operates at the population level has also opened up possibilities of 'managing' relatively simple resistance types in such a way that a stable host-pathogen system can be pro duced with a minimum of crop loss.

Concise Encyclopedia of Temperate Tree Fruit Book

Concise Encyclopedia of Temperate Tree Fruit


  • Author : Suman Singha
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-06-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : 1560229411

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Concise Encyclopedia of Temperate Tree Fruit Excerpt :

From Anatomy to Wildlife—everything you need to know about temperate-zone tree fruit culture and physiology! The Concise Encyclopedia of Temperate Tree Fruit is a unique resource that examines all aspects of tree fruit cultivation in the world's temperate zones. This book addresses more than 40 topics, and included with each topic is a list of resources you can use to find further information. Subjects from molecular genetics to fruit color to pest management are addressed comprehensively and in plain language, so you can get the information you need when you need it. Many helpful illustrations and tables make the data even more accessible. Compiled by some of the most respected names in the field, the Concise Encyclopedia of Temperate Tree Fruit presents the latest research and advances into a wide range of subjects, including fruit maturity, plant hormones, fruit nutritional compositions, and rootstock selection. From the mechanics of plant respiration to the nuances of tree training systems, it’s all inside. Some topics the Concise Encyclopedia of Temperate Tree Fruit examines are: past and future cultivar development innovations in packing equipment the benefits of high-density orchards mechanisms of cold hardiness vital components of site preparation carbohydrate distribution and whole-plant efficiency advances in sustainable production systems If your work or research includes apples, pears, quinces, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, or any other temperate-zone tree fruit, the Concise Encyclopedia of Temperate Tree Fruit will be your one-stop reference.