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Biological and Biotechnological Control of Insect Pests : Agriculture and Environment Series - Jack E. Rechcigl

Biological and Biotechnological Control of Insect Pests

Agriculture and Environment Series

By: Jack E. Rechcigl (Editor), Nancy A. Rechcigl (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9781566704793
Number Of Pages: 392

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Pest and disease management continues to challenge the agricultural community. The rise in new pest and crop problems juxtaposed with public concern over pesticide use and more stringent environmental regulations creates the need for today's agricultural producers to stay current with new technologies for producing quality crops profitably. Biological and Biotechnological Control of Insect Pests presents an overview of alternative measures to traditional pest management practices, utilizing biological control and biotechnology.
The removal of some highly effective broad-spectrum chemicals, caused by concerns over environmental health and public safety, has resulted in the development of alternative, reduced risk crop protection products. These products, less toxic to the environment and easily integrated into biological control systems, target specific life stages or pest species. Predation - recognized as a suitable, long term strategy - effectively suppresses pests in biotechnological control systems.
Biological and Biotechnological Control of Insect Pests covers these topics and more. It explores the current approaches in alternative solutions such as: biological control agents, parasites and predators, pathogenic microorganisms, pheromones, botanical insecticides, genetic control, genetic engineering of plants and biocontrol agents, and government regulations for biocontrol agents and recombinant DNA technology. This book will be a useful resource to entomologists, agronomists, horticulturists, and environmental scientists.

Biological Control Agents
Parasitoids and Predatorsp. 3
Microbial Insecticidesp. 35
Pheromones and Other Semiochemicalsp. 63
Botanical Insecticides, Soaps, and Oilsp. 101
Insect Growth Regulatorsp. 123
Physiological Approaches
Genetic Control of Insect Pestsp. 141
Plant Resistance to Insectsp. 171
Genetic Engineering of Plants for Insect Resistancep. 211
Genetic Engineering of Biocontrol Agents for Insectsp. 243
Environmental Impact of Biotechnologyp. 281
Regulatory Aspects of Biological Control Agents and Products Derived by Biotechnologyp. 305
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9781566704793
ISBN-10: 1566704790
Series: Agriculture and Environment Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.56 x 16.23  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1