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Plant Protection : Managing Greenhouse Insect and Mite Pests - Raymond A. Cloyd

Plant Protection

Managing Greenhouse Insect and Mite Pests

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Published: 1st April 2008
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This introduction to the basics of managing insects in a greenhouse environment discusses insect and mite feeding behaviors while offering excellent descriptions and photographs of several economically significant pests, including whiteflies, thrips, and leafminers. This resource covers the details of handling and applying pesticides, including modes of action and pesticide rotation, tank mixes, application timing and coverage, plant phytotoxicity to pesticides, and proper pesticide storage. Ideal for horticulture students, beginning growers, and experienced hands who could use a refresher on safe and effective control of greenhouse insects, this guide helps growers maximize a crop's economic value by helping identify and properly treat pest problems before it is too late.

Introductionp. VII
Insect and Mite Feeding Behaviorsp. 1
Effects of pH on Insecticides and Miticidesp. 9
Mode of Action and Rotationp. 13
Tank Mixingp. 29
Coverage and Timing of Applicationp. 33
Plant Phytotoxicityp. 41
Pesticide Storagep. 49
Identification of Insect and Mite Pestsp. 55
About the Authorp. 81
Selected Referencesp. 83
Indexp. 85
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ISBN: 9781883052607
ISBN-10: 1883052602
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Ball Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 17.7  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.24