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Evaluation of Insecticide Resistance Management Programme: Theory and Practice

Rajinder Peshin (Author)
Synopsis There is scanty information available about the impact of different Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes implemented in India since 1974-75, and whatever information is documented is based on the project reports of the implementing agencies which lack rigorousness of social science research based on scientific methods to measure the implementation and outcome of IPM programmes for decision making purposes. The importance of evaluation research to determine the merit and worth of agricultural programmes in general and IPM programme in particular ha not caught the attention of programme planners and programme implementing agencies in India as is the case with developed countries of the world. Programme evaluation evolved primarily in the United States of America, and become semi-Professional discipline.

The book "Evaluation of Insecticide Resistance Management Programme" Theory and Practice" is about insecticide resistance management (IRM) based IPM programme. The methodologies for evaluation of IPM programmes are documented in the book. It covers the content and process areas of IRM programme implemented in ten cotton – growing states of India by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India under the Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC), Mini-Mission (MM-II) programme since 2002. The development, implantation and impact of IPM programmes is discussed in the book. The book gives an overview of cotton growing scenario in India and the losses cased by insect pests. The outcome of formative evaluation of IRM programme in Punjab is presented as a case study.

The book shall serve the biological scientists (entomologists) and social scientists (extension educationists, anthropologists and economists) associated with IPM-innovation development process. It will provide the feedback to agriculture policy planners about the worth of IPM programmes at farmers’ level and the role of evaluation research in agricultural programmes. The book is a significant contribution of the extension education discipline to the multidisciplinary field of IPM. At post-graduate level the student will find the book as a useful guide for planning and conducting diffusion and evaluation research in the dynamic field of IPM.
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About the author

Rajinder Peshin

Dr. rajinder Peshin is Associate Professor of Agricultural Extension Education at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUASt), India. He is an agricultural sciences graduate, and did his M.Sc and Ph.D in extension education at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. Dr. Rajinder Peshin has a rich experience of working with the farmers. He worked as Agricultural Extension Officer in the Department of Agriculture, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, before joining the university. He has worked in the Krishi Vigyan Kendras, university research stations of SKUAST-Jammu. Presently he is associated with teaching extension education at graduate and post-graduate level at SKUAST of Jammu. He has been associated with the IPM programmess since 1993 in different capacities. He has authored one book on "Integrated Pest Mangement: Adoption and its Impact on Agriculture", and has more than 25 research and review articles on IPM published in international and national journals of repute and books. He is life member of many national and international scientific and professional societies, and is Councillor of "Indian Society of Ecology". His field of expertise is IPM diffusion and evaluation research.

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Bibliographic information

Title Evaluation of Insecticide Resistance Management Programme: Theory and Practice
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.06.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170356059, 9788170356059
length xii+277p., Tables; Coloured Plates; Index; 25cm.