Introduction to Insect Pest Management

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Robert L. Metcalf, William H. Luckmann
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 4, 1994 - Nature - 650 pages
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Contributed papers by experts in the field detail how to put integrated pest management to work. Presents the philosophy and practice, ecological and economic background as well as strategies and techniques including not only the use of chemical pesticides but also biological, genetic and cultural methods to manage the harm done by insect pests. Covers such key crops as cotton, corn, apples and forage. This edition reports important advances of the last decade including an increased environmental and ecological awareness and a trend toward lower chemical pesticide use.
  

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Contents

The PestManagement Concept
1
Ecological Aspects of Pest Management
35
Plant Resistance in Pest Management
73
Parasitoids and Predators in Management of Arthropod Pests
129
Insect Pathogens as Biological Control Agents
199
Insecticides in Pest Management
245
Attractants Repellents and Genetic Control in Pest
315
Sampling
355
Systems Analysis and Modeling in Pest Management
393
Cotton Insect Pest Management
421
Management of Insects in Alfalfa
469
Integrating the Cropping System for Corn Insect Pest
507
Apple Insect Pest Management
543
PestManagement Strategies for Insects Affecting Humans
587
Pest Management and the Future
629
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