Handbook of Pest Management

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CRC Press, Jul 9, 1999 - Science - 864 pages
"Provides a detailed summary of pest management principles and techniques, outlining a broad selection of critical issues regarding current practice and future technology in this area. Discusses the role of soils, weather, and surrounding habitats in regulating pest occurrence and severity."
 

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Contents

Agricultural Systems as Ecosystems
1
Soil Effects on Pest Populations
35
Weather Influences on Pest Movement
57
Landscape Structure and ExtraField Processes Impact on Management of Pests and Beneficials
79
Direct and Indirect Effects of Plants on Performance of Beneficial Organisms
105
Mechanisms of Plant Resistance Against Arthropod Pests
155
Plant Resistance to Pathogens
175
Approaches to Plant Breeding and Genetic Engineering
203
Chemical Approaches to Managing Arthropod Pests
449
Genetic Approaches to Managing Arthropod Pests
487
BehaviorModifying Chemicals in Management of Arthropod Pests
521
General Overview of Weeds in Crop Systems
547
Mechanical and Cultural Approaches to Weed Management
567
Biological Approaches to Weed Management
593
Chemical Approaches to Weed Management
627
Overview and Management of Vertebrate Pests
663

Acquisition and Maintenance of Resistant Germplasm
239
General Overview of Plant Pathogenic Organisms
263
Cultural Approaches to Managing Plant Pathogens
291
Biological Control of Plant Pathogens
309
Chemical Approaches to Managing Plant Pathogens
337
Arthropods as Pests of Plants An Overview
377
Cultural Approaches to Managing Arthropod Pests
395
Biological Control of Arthropod Pests
417
Impact of Tillage Systems on Pest Management
693
Reducing Agricultural Pesticide Losses to Surface and Groundwater Resources
713
Decision Thresholds in Pest Management
741
Professional Training and Technology Transfer
765
Organismal Index
789
Subject Index
811
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