Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture
Provides a detailed examination of the application of pesticides and how they may be integrated into more holistic approaches.
Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture discusses the principles of pest management and relates this to historical methods as well as current and future directions. It describes current practice, the concept of agricultural ecosystems, the role of pesticides and cultural control options. A separate chapter covers biological control and the different ways in which this may be implemented. + Full description
The book provides a detailed examination of the application of pesticides, the different types that are available and how they may be integrated into more holistic approaches. A summary of all available pest control measures is given to allow the reader to decide which approach is best to adopt. The authors clearly describe why the most ecologically sound methods are not always adopted, but also explain why they can be adopted with great success.
Examples of successful implementation of Integrated Pest Management are highlighted, together with a discussion on what is required in the future to achieve successful control of pests in a sustainable manner.- Short description
"Straightforward and based on actual experiences, this small and informative book shares a successful approach to adopting integrated pest management (IPM) from the perspective of the authors, highly successful crop advisors."
Quentin Paynter, Florida Entomologist, pp. 296-297, Vol 96 (1), 2013
"This book is an excellent resource for farmers and land managers, researchers, advisors and chemical resellers, or anyone interested or involved in invertebrate pest control. While it will not provide a detailed methodology for integrated pest management it will provide a path forward for determining how integrated pest management can best be applied in your situation to achieve effective insect control."
RG Richardson, Plant Protection Quarterly, Vol 27(1) 2012, pp. 43
DetailsPaperback | April 2012 | $ 49.95
ISBN: 9780643103351 | 128 pages | 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Line Art, Photographs
ePDF | April 2012
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Written in plain English. It can be understood by entomologists, university researchers and also farmers and agronomists and other advisors to the agricultural industry.
- A “clear thinking” approach to pest management, presenting an analysis of firstly “Why” a decision is made and secondly “How” that decision is made.
- Helps better decisions to be made on pest management.
Preface and acknowledgements
1 Agricultural ecosystems
3 Pest species
4 Beneficial species (biological control agents)
5 Cultural controls
6 Integrating control measures to maximise degree of control
7 Changes in scientific assessment
8 Examples of changing pest management: specific crops
Common and scientific names of species mentioned in this book
Species mentioned, listed by scientific name