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Weed management continues to face many challenges, including herbicide resistance, invasive species, climate change and how best to deploy the range of non-chemical control methods available. To tackle these challenges, integrated weed management (IWM) needs to evolve to embrace a more holistic, landscape-based agroecological approach. Advances in integrated weed management provides an authoritative review of the latest developments in integrated weed management (IWM), including the change in approach to the complex ways weeds interact with their environment and with each other, as well as how some species may have the ability to contribute to ecosystem services such as soil health. This collection explores these developments and offers examples of how they are being applied in practice for particular crops. Edited by Professor Per Kudsk, Aarhus University, Denmark, Advances in integrated weed management will be a standard reference for weed scientists, researchers in crop protection, agronomists, farmers, companies supplying/manufacturing pesticides, and government and private sector agencies supporting sustainable agriculture.
Pests and diseases remain a significant threat to crop yields worldwide. With concerns about the environmental impact of synthetic pesticides, there remains a need to develop more environmentally-friendly biological methods of control that can be combined synergistically within integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. Improving integrated pest management (IPM) in horticulture provides a comprehensive review of the recent developments in integrated pest management (IPM) for horticultural crops. The collection builds on the wealth of research on insect and disease control in horticulture using IPM strategies, with dedicated parts to the alternative control methods, such as biological, technological and physical, as well as examples of practical implementation of these methods.
2022 Pest Control for Professional Turfgrass Managers contains the latest information on pesticides used to control turfgrass pests. This volume covers a wide array of topics including commercial turf insects; chemical weed control; tolerance of established cool-season and warm-season turfgrasses to herbicides; controlling broadleaf weeds; turfgrass diseases; nematicides for turf; growth regulators; aquatic weed control; and integrated pest management. Updated annually, this is a valuable resource for the North Carolina turfgrass industry, extension agents, and other professionals who maintain athletic fields, golf courses, lawns, parks, and other landscapes that feature turfgrass.
This manual seeks to reduce exposure to pesticides thanks to effective personal protection, with special attention to the use of Personal Protective Equipment. In addition to providing technical information on personal protection and on the selection and use of relevant equipment, it addresses underlying policy issues. Typically, over 40 percent of the population in low and middle-income countries works in agriculture. Poverty, limited education and literacy, distances, poor access to medical assistance and ineffective extension systems are among the factors that affect the feasibility of reaching all farmers with the training they need. Furthermore, these countries tend to have lower institutional capacity to enforce pesticide legislation, including compliance with safety instructions on labels, such as the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment. These guidelines are primarily aimed towards government authorities in charge of pesticide management and risk reduction, but will also be useful for a range of public and private actors, including the pesticide industry and non-governmental organizations.
Since its inception in the 1960s, integrated pest management (IPM) has become the dominant paradigm in crop protection. Its ecological approach - involving a minimum use of pesticides - has accounted for much of its popularity, and it has been widely adopted by a range of development agencies. This study outlines some of the classic IPM success stories (primarily from North America) and contrasts them with the results obtained in developing countries. Conventional explanations for IPM's failure in developing countries focus on problems with extension, farmer co-operation, funding, government direction, or even conspiracy in the pesticide industry. In contrast, Morse and Buhler demonstrate that the main reason for the poor performance of IPM has more to do with the nature of IPM itself. A product of agricultural industrialization, IPM may be effective in the context of large-scale industrial farming, argue the authors, but it is not suitable for resource-poor farmers operating on a relatively small scale.
This book deals with the introductory concepts of pesticides and their classification. The role of herbicides in the controlling the weeds was explained in detailed. The importance of fungicides as chemicals and biological agents in combating the economic losses was described. Insecticides like organic insecticides and DDT were described in this book and their role in regulating insect species was emphasized. The nematicides can control the growth of nematodes in the crop plants and in this book, basic concepts of nematicides were described. Rodents in the crop species and their control via use of rodenticides was described in this book. The microbial pesticides and their role in the crop improvement were explained with examples. The biochemistry of the pesticides and their chemical interactions were described. The resistance of pests against pesticides was explained in detail.
Shows readers the how, which, when, where, what and why of termite and wood borer control. The previous edition of this highly-regarded and indispensable text is now out-of-date, and the new edition has been refined and rewritten as a full fledged text and reference book for pest-control technicians and the people who train them. Now including a colour section for easier identification of problem species, it will result in better educated technicians and more precise termite management in the future.
Bats in roofs has been compiled by the Bat Interest Group of KwaZulu-Natal as a practical guide to assist householders and pest controllers to live harmoniously with bats, identifying various species of bat that may occur around buildings, and dealing with bat nuisance problems in an effective and bat-friendly, non-chemical manner. Although predominantly about bats living in roof spaces, this title also deals with bats, such as fruit bats and tomb bats, which may roost or forage in outside areas such as eaves and garden trees. In addition, it seeks to foster a more tolerant attitude towards bats and an appreciation of the ecological and economic benefits of these intelligent and misunderstood mammals.
Insecticides and Pesticides: Methods for Crop Protection by Zoe Wordsworth
Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture discusses the principles of pest management and relates this to historical methods as well as current and future directions. It describes current practice, the concept of agricultural ecosystems, the role of pesticides and cultural control options. A separate chapter covers biological control and the different ways in which this may be implemented. The book provides a detailed examination of the application of pesticides, the different types that are available and how they may be integrated into more holistic approaches. A summary of all available pest control measures is given to allow the reader to decide which approach is best to adopt. The authors clearly describe why the most ecologically sound methods are not always adopted, but also explain why they can be adopted with great success. Examples of successful implementation of Integrated Pest Management are highlighted, together with a discussion on what is required in the future to achieve successful control of pests in a sustainable manner.
Sponsored jointly by FAO and WHO. A joint meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and the WHO Core Assessment Group, Rome Italy, 3-12 October 2006
This book presents a global overview of the background to, and the current state of, crop protection and pest management in cotton crops. Cotton is one of the most economically important crops in the world and has been grown for centuries but maintaining high yields of good quality requires sophisticated approaches to pest management. The introduction and use of pesticides over the decades significantly increased cotton yields but lead to many adverse environmental impacts. Over time, new and alternative insecticides were developed but overuse has enabled pests to develop significant resistance. The development of genetically modified cotton varieties with toxins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis enabled much improved control of lepidopteran larvae, including bollworms, but as the toxins had no effect on sucking pests, farmers had no choice but to continue using insecticides. Also, some of the new cotton varieties developed in recent times have not adapted to different climatic conditions and the quality of cotton fibre declined as a result. This book shows the need for more research to select cotton varieties with high quality fibres suitable for different cotton growing areas and to develop integrated pest management strategies to minimise the use of pesticides. It also demonstrates the need for an inter-disciplinary approach bringing together plant breeders, entomologists, plant pathologists, agronomists and agricultural engineers to achieve high yields of high quality cotton. In the future, farmers will need to adopt new technology to determine when and how pesticides are used in conjunction with cultural and biological control strategies. * Emphasises the importance of research on growing cotton in a world experiencing climate change * Demonstrates how crucial crop protection is in achieving high yields of high quality cotton * Shows how new technology will bring major changes in how cotton is grown in the future