Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security

Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security

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Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security explores the broad range of opportunity and challenges afforded by Integrated Pest Management systems. The book focuses on the insect resistance that has developed as a result of pest control chemicals, and how new methods of environmentally complementary pest control can be used to suppress harmful organisms while protecting the soil, plants, and air around them.

As the world's population continues its rapid increase, this book addresses the production of cereals, vegetables, fruits, and other foods and their subsequent demand increase. Traditional means of food crop production face proven limitations and increasing research is turning to alternative means of crop growth and protection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 762 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 38.1mm | 1,560g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0128032650
  • 9780128032657

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Insects and Pests

Chapter 2. Biocontrol of Insect Pests

Chapter 3. Aphids and Their Biocontrol

Chapter 4. Parasitoids

Chapter 5. Trichogrammatids

Chapter 6. Anthocorid Predators

Chapter 7. Reduviid Predators

Chapter 8. Syrphid Flies (The Hovering Agents)

Chapter 9. Ladybird Beetles

Chapter 10. Chrysopids

Chapter 11. Mite Predators

Chapter 12. Entomopathogenic Nematodes

Chapter 13. Insect Viruses

Chapter 14. Bacillus thuringiensis

Chapter 15. Entomopathogenic Fungi

Chapter 16. Plant Monoterpenoids (Prospective Pesticides)

Chapter 17. Antifeedant Phytochemicals in Insect Management (so Close yet so Far)

Chapter 18. Neem Products

Chapter 19. Semiochemicals

Chapter 20. Insect Hormones (as Pesticides)

Chapter 21. Integrated Pest Management

Chapter 22. Biotechnological Approaches

Chapter 23. GMO and Food Security
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About Professor Omkar

Dr. Omkar is currently a professor with the University of Lucknow, Department of Zoology in Lucknow, India. He has been with the university for over twenty seven years sharing his vast knowledge in Zoology. Dr. Omkar has thirty five years of research experience; his area of research includes Zoology, Entomology, Pest Management (Biocontrol of Pests) Insects Reproduction/Insect Ecology and Environmental Toxicology. Throughout his successful career, Dr. Omkar has received numerous awards in the following area; Young Indian Zoologist of 20th Century Gold Medal by Zoological Society of India (2000). Prof. T N Ananthakrishnan Foundation Award (2012) by The Prof. T. N. Ananthakrishnan Foundation, Chennai. Rescholar Award of Excellence in Agricultural Entomology (2014) by Association of Entomologists, Patiala Prof. G. S. Shukla Gold Medal 2014 by The Academy of Environmental Biology, India Apart from his work in India, Dr. Omkar has also collaborated internationally with esteem collogues which would go on to earn him international recognition.
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