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Insect Pest Management: Ecological Concepts

T V Sathe (Author) Jyoti M. Oulkar (Author)
Synopsis Insect pest management is chronic problem of agriculture, forestry and other areas. Ecological control of insect pests is very sound and ecofriendly alternative for chemical control in pest management strategies. The book contains national and international status of the topic; detailed concepts of ecological insect pest management of various kinds of pests. Specially biotic and abiotic factors and their role in pest control. It also provides details of rearing technology of pests and parasitoids. Emphasis is given on ecological aspects such as survey and occurrence, life cycle, development, longevity, sex ratio, nutritional requirement, ecobiology, life table statistics and intrinsic rates of natural increase, parasitoids, predators, diseases, intra and inter specific competitions and their role in control of Lepidopterous pests like Spilosoma obliqua, Amsacta lactinea and Thiocidas postica. The book will fulfill the gap of ecological knowledge on insect pest management and helpful to students, teachers, scientists and farmers both in India and abroad.
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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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Jyoti M. Oulkar

Dr. (Mrs.) Jyoti M. Oulkar (M.Sc., Ph.D.) is working as Lecturer at Jyoti P.U. College, Belaum (Karnataka) since last 20 years. She published several research papers in reputed national journals and actively participated and presented several papers in national conferences/ workshops etc. She also delivered talks through All India Radio on insect life. Her research specializations are environmental sciences, entomology and ecological pest management. She is life member of National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Insect Pest Management: Ecological Concepts
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170356407, 9788170356400
length viii+235p., Col. Illustrations; Tables; Figures; Map; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.