Concepts of Insect Control

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New Age International, Jan 1, 1989 - 282 pages
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This Book Gathers Together Informations From Various Known Sources And From Knowledges Accumulated Through The Practices Of Crop Husbandry Presented In Various Publications As Historical Anecdotes And Reviews. It Covers Topics Like The Genesis Of Pest Problems Of Crops, Characteristics Of Inflicting Injury To The Crops By Insects, Methods Of Assessment Of Level Of Infestation And Intent Of Damage And Finally Strategies To Minimise The Avoidable Loss Due To Pest Infestation. Further To Accommodate The Changing Concepts In Dealing With Pest Problems Emphasis Has Also Been Given On The Topics Like Ecology And Agroecosystem, Advantages And Limitations Of Unilateral Adoption Of Any Of The Different Pest Control Tactics And Ultimately How The Different Methods Can Be Integrated To Offset The Undesirable Effects As Insecticidal Method Of Pest Control Is Commonly Practised For Convenience And Immediate Results Brief Accounts Of Insecticides And Application Equipments, Various Facets Of Application Technology And Passage Of These Undesirable Chemicals To Non-Target Areas Have Been Included Which Are Relevant From The Point Of View Of Environmental Hazards This Compendium Has Been Designed In The Form Of Text Book For Students Of Entomology And Will Also Serve As A Companion Hand Book For All Engaged In Insect Control And Studies.
 

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Contents

METHODS OF INSECT CONTROL
19
Understanding Pests
21
Injuries and Damages by Pests
24
Forecasting Pest Outbreak
36
Decision Making in Pest Control
40
Control Strategies
45
Mechanical and Physical Control
50
Cultural Control
59
Fumigation and Storage of Grains
199
Insecticides Handling and Safety Measures
215
SOME MODERN CONCEPTS OF INSECT
227
Sterility Methods
229
Attractants Repellants Antifeedants
235
Nutritional Control
245
Control by Hormonal Imbalance
248
Pest ManagementIntegrated Control of Pests
253

Plant Resistance to Insect Attack
68
Biological Control
73
Chemical Control
94
Legal or Regulatory Control
193

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