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Biorational Tree-Fruit Pest Management

Publication Year:
2009
Edition:
1st
Author:
Aluja, Martín; Leskey, Tracy C.; Vincent, Charles
Publisher:
CAB International
ISBN:
978-1-84-593484-2
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Focusing on insect pests of tree fruits and combining behavioral research with crop protection applications, this book emphasizes the importance of environmentally sustainable approaches in an agroecosystem.

As the human impact upon the environment becomes more apparent and severe, the need to develop agricultural techniques that cause minimal damage to the environment has increased. This is particularly the case in the area of pest management, where integrated pest management (IPM) strategies have become a fundamental component of plant protection.

Both experimental and applied topics are discussed, including the conceptual framework of IPM, functional and behavioral ecology of a pest, host detection mechanisms and monitoring tool development, as well as pest management case studies. Representing a comprehensive discussion of tree-fruit pest management, from the evolution, ecology and behavior of insect pests to the implementation of applied biorational programs, this is essential reading for researchers as well as commercial growers and extension agents.
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Platform:
OvidSP
Publisher:
CAB International
Product Type:
Book
Author:
Aluja, Martín; Leskey, Tracy C.; Vincent, Charles
ISBN:
978-1-84-593484-2
Specialty:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Biotechnology
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources
  • Botany
  • Crop Protection
  • Crop Science & Plant Biology
  • Earth & Geological Sciences
  • Plant Sciences
Language:
English
Edition:
1st
Pages:
0
Publication Year:
2009

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