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Dragonflies and Pest Management

 
T V Sathe (Author) K.P. Shinde (Author)
Synopsis The book contains four chapters. First chapter deals with biodiversity of dragonflies to be utilized in biological pest control under which 15 new species of dragonflies have been described and six redescribed. Second chapter refers to biology of dragonflies which highlights life cycle, fecundity, habitat, behaviour, migration and endangered species. The chapter third is devoted for utilisation of dragonflies in biological control of insect pests which contain predator-prey index of dragonflies, mass rearing methods of dragonflies, methods of biological pest control and biocontrol programmes designed with dragonflies. The last chapter refers to bibliography. Biological pest control method is ecofriendly and very good alternative for chemical pest control and its demerits. The present book is useful guide for students, teachers, scientists, industrialist and other workers in biological pest control.
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About the authors

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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K.P. Shinde

Dr. K.P. Shinde (M.Sc., Ph.D.) is Lecturer in DKASC College, Ichalkaranji, Dist. Kolhapur.  He has published twelve research papers in reputed journals.  He has presented several research papers in national and international conferences/workshops/etc.  He visited Spain and France in 2005 for academic work.  He is life member of NESA, New Delhi and associated with local NGOs.

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Bibliographic information

Title Dragonflies and Pest Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.07.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788170355434
length viii+179p., Figures; Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.