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Proceedings of a final research co-ordination meeting, Ankara, 30 May to 3 June 1988. The five year co-ordinated research programme was established in order to aid developing Member States in their efforts to utilize safely and effectively pesticide chemicals to maximize the production of grain and other stored products. The programme was designed to make safe and effective use of radiotracer techniques for studying pesticide residues in stored products. The present proceedings contain all papers presented at the meeting as well as model protocols for studying chemical residues in stored products and an appraisal of the overall programme accomplishments.
First Published in 1989, this book explores the relationship between plants and insects and the ways in which they interact with each other. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for students of oncology, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
Many biological studies on insect management do not consider economics or fundamental economic principles. This book brings together economists and entomologists to explain the principles, successes, and challenges of effective insect management. It highlights the importance of economic analyses for decision making and the feasibility of such approaches, and examines integrated pest management (IPM) practices from around the world with an emphasis on agriculture and public health. The book begins by establishing an economic framework upon which to apply the principles of IPM. It continues to examine the entomological applications of economics, specifically, economic analyses concerning chemical, biological, and genetic control tactics as well as host plant resistance and the cost of sampling and is illustrated with case studies of economic-based IPM programs from around the world.
This book presents detailed information on the imidazolinone herbicides, provided in chapters contributed by scientists and product development managers who work for American Cyanamid, categorized in sections covering chemistry, biology, metabolism and residues, environmental fate and product performance. Each chapter has its own bibliography, and appendices give (a) details of the chemical and physical properties, formulations and trade names of imazapyr, imazamethabenz-methyl, imazethapyr and imazaquin, and (b) the scientific and common names of species used in the text. There is a general bibliography of references for each of the above imidazolinone herbicides and a useful subject index. The individual chapters are abstracted separately.
Pest resistant GM crops (primarily cotton and maize), have been genetically modified so they are toxic to certain insects. This book examines the use of pest resistant plants in managed ecosystems. to review existing evidence that the introduction of pest resistance into a crop species has affected the establishment, persistence, and spread of the crop or of species related to the crop; and to identify gaps in the information concerning the ecological effects of pest resistance genes, and recommend strategies to address those.
A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary exploration of key topics that interrelate pest management, public health and the environment This book takes a unique, multidimensional approach to addressing the complex issues surrounding pest management activities and their impacts on the environment and human health, and environmental effects on plant protection practices. It features contributions by a distinguished group of authors from ten countries, representing an array of disciplines. They include plant protection scientists and officers, economists, agronomists, ecologists, environmental and public health scientists and government policymakers. Over the course of eighteen chapters, those experts share their insights into and analyses of an array of issues of vital concern to everyone with a professional interest in this important subject. The adverse effects of pest control have become a subject of great concern worldwide, and researchers and enlightened policymakers have at last begun to appreciate the impact of environmental factors on our ability to manage pest populations. Moreover, while issues such as pesticide toxicity have dominated the global conversation about pest management, economic and societal considerations have been largely neglected. Environmental Pest Management: Challenges for Agronomists, Ecologists, Economists and Policymakers is the first work to provide in-depth coverage of all of these pressing issues between the covers of one book. * Offers a unique multi-dimensional perspective on the complex issues surrounding pest management activities and their effect on the environment and human health * Addresses growing concerns about specific pest management strategies, including the use of transgenic crops and biological controls * Analyses the influence of global processes, such as climate change, biological invasions and shifts in consumer demand, and ecosystem services and disservices on pest suppression efforts * Explores public health concerns regarding biodiversity, pesticide use and food safety * Identifies key economic drivers of pest suppression research, strategies and technologies * Proposes new regulatory approaches to create sustainable and viable crop protection systems in the framework of agro-environmental schemes Offering a timely and comprehensively-unique treatment of pest management and its environmental impacts in a single, inter-disciplinary volume, this book is a valuable resource for scientists in an array of disciplines, as well as government officials and policymakers. Also, teachers of undergraduate and graduate level courses in a variety of fields are sure to find it a highly useful teaching resource.
Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) is the world famous synthetic organochlorine broad-spectrum insecticide used in the control of mosquito vectors of malaria and insect pests of agriculture in developing countries, due to its low cost and high efficiency. This book discusses properties, uses and toxicity of DDT. Chapter One reports the empty-orbital electronic structure and experimental data of dissociative electron attachment (DEA) to the gas-phase molecules DDT and its principal metabolite DDE, which possesses good electron-withdrawing abilities. Chapter Two reviews the past, present and future of DDT and pyrethroid resistance in Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse). Chapter Three studies the photocatalytic selective oxidation of DDT.