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Pheromones use in Field and Storage

V. Nandagopal (Author) T. V. Prasad (Author)

This book entitled “Pheromones Use in Field and Storage” is aimed at providing handy references guide for the researchers, extension officials, teachers and students of entomology who are indenting to specialize in pheromone research and technology. This book contains chapters contributed by experienced scientists in pheromone technology. It contains the work done in the field of pheromone basic research in labs and their field testing, efficiency and suitable for field use which help the farmers to avoid synthetic pesticides to appreciable level. The first chapter deals with work done in the field of pheromone research traced from the early period of pheromone research in India. There is a separate chapter on the instrumentation and isolation of pheromones. This book also contains chapter covering on the practical use pheromone technology for the management of insect pest of legumes, rice, groundnut, oil palm, palm, coffee , banana, sugarcane, potato, cotton, brinjal and storage. The chapters include the finding of various experiments conducted over the years at different locations. Most of the information was pooled and presented in tabular form in a comprehensive and lucid manner for easy understanding. The need for editing the book on pheromones use in field and storage was felt to cater the needs of persons who are directly or indirectly involved in the promotion and use of pheromone technology.

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About the author

V. Nandagopal

Dr. V. Nandagopal graduated in B.Sc (Ag) and M.Sc., (Ag) in Agricultural Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. His Ph.D. programme was on pheromone was on pheromone research in collaboration with Natural Resources Institute. London. He is presently working as senior scientist in the Division of Entomology, central Rice research Institute (ICAR), Cuttack. After working at the sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, he moved to the National research centre for Groundnut, Junagadh, through ARS and worked for 20 years on pheromones research, development and extension on the insects of groundnut. He has worked in the field of biology, pheromone technology with strong interest in behavioral biology of insects. He published his findings in national and International journals.  

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Title Pheromones use in Field and Storage
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789385055447
length xi+310p.,