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Integrated Production and Pest Management

K.R. Nair (Editor)
Synopsis Integrated Pest Management (IPM) or Integrated Production and Pest Management (IPPM) is a pest control strategy that uses an array of complementary methods: natural predators and parasites, pest-resistant varieties, cultural practices, biological controls, various physical techniques, and pesticides as a last resort. It is an ecological approach that can significantly reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides. IPM programmes use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This book provides an in-depth understanding of the basic principles of integrated pest management and gives examples of IPM programmes adopted around the world. It highlights the forces at-work in the environment surrounding IPM farmer's clarifies the relevant IPM process and identifies the influences of IPM on the forces at work, in what direction they act and whether they are likely to be significant or more modest. It is designed for students, teachers, researchers, policy makers, extension functionaries and farmers who are dedicated to IPM approach.
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About the author

K.R. Nair

K R. Nair (b. 1961) M.Sc., Ph.D. has been a reader in entomology for more than twelve years. As a devoted writer and researcher, he has a number of books and research papers in national and international journals to his credit. He has guided 4 Ph.D. students and a active member of NGOs in the field of agriculture.

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Bibliographic information

Title Integrated Production and Pest Management
Author K.R. Nair
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.08.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Gene-Tech Books
Language: English
isbn 8189729756
length viii+284p., Figures; Tables.