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Semiochemicals in Pest and Weed Control : ACS Symposium Series - Richard J. Petroski

Semiochemicals in Pest and Weed Control

ACS Symposium Series

By: Richard J. Petroski (Editor), Maria R. Tellez (Editor), Robert W. Behle (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9780841238886
Number Of Pages: 184

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In recent years, research on the control of agricultural pests through the use of semiochemicals has increased considerably because of the many advantages of products developed from natural sources, including the perceptions of these compounds as environmentally desirable as well as the real need for new pesticides with novel modes of action. This symposium series book describes various aspects of recent research and developments related to the study of natural products and semiochemicals in the control of important insect pests including the Formosan termite. These studies detail the isolation, identification, synthesis, structure-activity relationships, and mode of action of semiochemicals and of other natural products as well as biocontrol agents, as they apply to the control of agricultural pests such as the Formosan termite. The book also covers the use of biological agents in conjunction with semiochemicals for pest and weed control. Formulations play a key role in the development of usable pest control products especially products based on unconventional chemical and biological agents. Successful product development begins with understanding chemical and biological agents. Successful product development begins with understanding the application environment and continues through formulation, efficacy, data analysis, and finally marketing. Part of this book will use the development of formulations to protect a biological agent, baculovirus, from degradation by exposure to sunlight as a backdrop to address the range of work required to develop a successful product for agriculture.
What sets this book apart from other symposium series volumes on pest or weed control is that the entire research and development pathway is presented in an orderly sequence: starting from the observation of pest or weed problem, to the demonstration of a possible solution, synthesis of semiochemicals, to formulation and field-testing. The reader can grasp the details of how to do his or her discipline as well as the big overall picture. The book should be especially valuable to those individuals involved in writing research grant proposals.

Preface 1.: Richard A. Petroski, Maria R. Tellez, and Robert W. Behle: Semiochemicals in Pest and Weed Control: An Introduction 2.: Jocelyn G. Millar, Kent M. Daane, J. Steven McElfresh, Jardel A. Moreira, and Walt J. Bentley 3.: Richard J. Petroski, Allard A. Cosse, Robert J. Bartelt, and Bruce W. Zilkowski: Practical Syntheses of Selected Insect Pheromones 4.: Walter S. Leal: Molecular Basis of Pheromone Reception and Signal Inactivation Moths and Beetles Liquids 5.: Agnes M. Rimando, Isabelle A. Kagan, Franck E. Dayan, Mark A. Czarnota, and Leslie A. Weston: Chemical Basis for Weed Suppressive Activity of Sorghum 6.: Weste L.A. Osbrink, Maria R. Tellez, Mozaina Kobaisy, and Alan R. Lax: Assessment of Natural Products for Control of Formosan Subterranean Termites 7.: John M. Bland, Ashok Raina, Adriano Carpita, Yong Park, and Weste Osbrink: Semiochemicals of Termite Origin 8.: Mary L. Cornelius, Donald J. Daigle, Kelley S. Williams, and Mary P. Lovisa: Effect of the White Rot Fungus, Phanaerochaete Chrysosporium, on the Feeding Preferences of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) for Different Wood Species 9.: Allen F. Zielnik: Spectral Considerations of Natural and Laboratory-Simulated Sunlight for Degradation Studies 10.: Patricia Tamez-Guerra, Christina Rodriguiz-Padilla, and Luis J. Galan-Wong: Solar Radiation (UV) Protectants for Microbial Insecticides 11.: Debra E. Palmquist: Analysis of Chemical Mixture Experiments: A Statistical Brew

ISBN: 9780841238886
ISBN-10: 084123888X
Series: ACS Symposium Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.44

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