Insect Predators and Pest Management (Reprint Edition, first published in 2003)
Author
Vaishali J Patil and T V Sathe
Specifications
  • ISBN : 9788170353195
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Description
Insect pest predators is major component of Integrated Pest Management programme in modern agriculture. Pesticides create many serious problems such as air, water and food pollution; health hazards, ill effects and killing of beneficial organisms; pest resistance, pest resurgence, secondary pest outbreak, interruption in ecocycles, etc. Therefore, in the present text, very relevant information is given on the insect predators such as praying mantids, tiger beetles and Lady bird beetles on taxonomy, biology, seasonal abundance, habitats, rearing techniques and pest predator index. This book will be helpful for understanding various aspects of insect predators of pest and future directions in research and as guide to students, teachers, farmers and scientists in the field of pest management. Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Rearing of Predators Chapter 3: Survey and Surveillance Chapter 4: Habitat Identification Chapter 5: Taxonomy Coccinelids, Tiger beetles, Praying mantids Chapter 6: Biology of Predators Chapter 7: Pest Predator Index