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Ecofriendly Insect Pest Management

S. Ignacimuthu (Author) S.J. Edwin (Author) B.V. David (Author)
Synopsis The farmers in developing countries are now renewing interest in approaches such as biological control, biopesticides and cultural practices to control insect pests. However, these non-chemical methods are not popularized among farmers in developing countries. These ecofriendly methods will play an important role in pest management in future, since they will bring about sustainable development, Systematic approach is required to develop and adapt the ecofriendly programmes for many crops and for today’s production practices. This book on Ecofriendly Insect Pest Management deals with topics in the following areas:

IPM General Aspects; Entomopathogens Microbial Pesticides; Entomophages Biological Control; Botanical Pesticides; Cultural Control Measures; Vector Control; Genetic Techniques; Attractants and Repellents.
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About the author

B.V. David

Dr. B. Vasuntharaj David has 52 years of experience in the field of crop protection and toxicology. He obtained M.Sc. (Ag. Entomology) and Ph.D. from TNAU, Coimbatore. He was awarded the degree of D.Sc., from University of Madras fro his contributions on the taxonomy of the Aleyrodidae of India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Presently he is an International Consultant R&D (Safety Evaluation, Toxicology & Crop Protection) to companies from abroad. In addition he is President, Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre, Chennai and Excutive Director, Sun Agro Biosystem Pvt. Ltd., Chennai. He has to his credit nearly 300 research papers and authored/co-authored/edited number of books. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He is President of Entomology Academy of India and Applied Zoologists Research Association.

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Title Ecofriendly Insect Pest Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.04.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188901377, 9788188901371
length x+333p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 25cm.