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Cotton Pests and Biocontrol Agents

T V Sathe (Author) G.S. Margaj (Author)

The book covers many recent advances pertaining to research on cotton. The useful information is provided on the marks of identification, life cycle, damage, hosts and various control measures of cotton pests. The book also provides rearing technique for some cotton pests and their biocontrol agents (parasitoids). As biological control is integral part of pest management, emphasis is given on the cotton-pest parasitoid interactions and pest parasitoid crop interactions. Many cotton pests have developed the resistance against several insecticides. Infact, insecticidal use leads to very serious problems like secondary pest out-break, pest resurgence, interruption in ecocycles, air and water pollution, health hazards, killing of beneficial insects, etc. The knowledge on cotton pest parasitoids will facilitate the control of pests on cotton ecosystem by biological means. Several plates and illustrations enhance the pictorial value of the book. This book will be a useful guide to farmers, students, teachers and researchers in the pest management and use as text book at graduate/post graduate level in agriculture.

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Cotton Pests and their Control. 3. Rearing of Pests and their Parasitoids. 4. Pest Parasitoid Interactions (i) Nutrition, (ii) Mating Behaviour, (iii) Oviposition Behaviour (iv) Superparasitism, (v) Host Age Selection, (vi) Host Specificity, (vii) Life Tables and Intrinsic Rate of Increase. 5. Pest Parasitoid Crop Interactions. 6. Summary.

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About the author

T V Sathe

Dr. Sathe Tukaram Vithalrao [M.Sc., Ph.D., Sangit Visharad, IBT (Seri.), F.S.E.Sc., F.I.S.E.C.], Professor in Entomology, Department of Zoology, Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur has teaching experience of 22 years in entomology.  He is contributory teacher for M.Sc. courses in Department of Agrochemicals, Pest Management and Sericulture.  He has published 165 research papers and 22 books viz., Preet Patangachi (drama, 1981), Crop Protection from Insects (Marathi), Sericultural Cropo Protection (1998), Biological Pest Control (2000), Cotton Pests and Biocontrol Agents (2001), Insects Pest Predators (2001), Sericulture and Pest Management (2001), Agrochemicals and Pest Management (2003), Insect Predators and Pest Management (2003), Vermiculture and Organic Farming (2004), Basic Entomology (2005), Fundamentals of Beekeeping (2006), Forest Entomology: A Textbook (2008), etc.  He guided 15 Ph.D. students, completed 4 major research projects (from CSIR, UST, UGC).  He visited Canada (1988), Japan (1988), Thailand (2002, 2004), Spain (2005), France (2005), South Korea (2006), Nepal (2007) for academic work.  He is member of editorial board of several journals in India and involved in T.V. programming of butterflies and moths.  He has published several popular articles in daily newspapers and delivered talks through All India Radio.  He got several prestigious awards "Environmentalists of the Year-2003", "Bharat Jyoti Award-2006", "Jewel of India Award-2006", "Lifetime Education Achievement Award-2006", "Lifetime Achievement Award-2007", "International Gold Star Award-2007", "Eminent Citizen of India Award-2007" etc.  He also got fellowships from several scientific societies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Cotton Pests and Biocontrol Agents
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.09.2018
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8170352347, 9788170352341
length 166p. Plates