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Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems

Parvatha Reddy (Editor) N.K. Krishna Kumar (Editor) Abraham Verghese (Editor)
Synopsis Horticulture comprising of fruits, vegetables, ornamental and medicinal plants is becoming a fast growing enterprise in India, South East Asia and other developing countries. In India, horticulture has become a commercially viable export oriented programme with several value added products. However, the most limiting factor to horticulture are pests, therefore the book brings out viable and environment friendly integrated pest management strategies to boost horticulture production. The book deals comprehensively with all aspects of integrated pest management, comprising of cultural, mechanical, chemical, biological, host-plant resistance, biotechnological, etc. and also lays emphasis on integrating these. For example in the case of several pests, cultural practice can be combined with botanical like neem, and a parasitoid/predator, thereby minimising pesticide use. It also gives a focus on how to time control strategies, keeping weather, crop phenology, and pest status parameters. The crops dealt with are very exhaustive: fruits: mango, grape, pomegranate, guava, sapota, citrus, custard apple, ber, etc. Vegetables: tomato, brinjal, cabbage, cauliflower, onion, beans, etc. Ornamentals: rose, crossandra, tuberose, aster, gerbera, carnation, etc., and medicinal crops. The book is a very timely production and will be of immense use to researchers, teachers, students, exporters, farmers and industrial personnel connected with horticulture. It is a documentation of the latest in IPM of horticulture with high application value.
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Title Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185589038
length x+292p.