Crop Protection: From Agrochemistry to Agroecology / Edition 1

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This book is a synthesis and a celebration of a large body of agro-ecological research carried out on the management of the pests of cotton, one of the world's major crops and one which has historically been a very heavy consumer of inputs of pesticides. It demonstrates how agro-ecological approaches to pest management are at last approaching the "mainstream", with an increasing recognition that farmland delivers a wide range of ecosystem services (natureā€”s goods and services), including but certainly not solely comprising the production of food.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578086528
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/9/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Steve Wratten
Foreword by Bernard Chevassus-au-Louis
Preface by the authors
The New Issues In Case Protection
Reducing Harvest Losses Still Further
Learning Lessons from First Generation Green Revolution
Advancing the Concept of Rational Crop Protection
Ensuring the Maintenance of Biodiversity and the Sustainable Functioning of Agroecosystems
Cotton, A Case Study
Cotton and Its Cultivation
Insects and Weeds, Major Constraints to Cotton Production
Sensitivity to Pests and Damage and the Compensation Capacity of Cotton
Stepping off the Pesticide Treadmill
Success and Disillusionment or the Need for Know-how
Towards Supervised Chemical Control
Management of the Phenomenon of Resistance to Pesticides
Crop Protection at the Crossroads
The Concept of Integrated Control
Control Suppression Eradication Management or Protection
Eradication of Cotton Pests
Considerations for IPM in Cotton Cultivation
Harmonizing Control Methods: Mirage and Reality
Optimizing Varietal Selection and Transforming Living Organisms
Foreseeing the Development of Resistance
Exploiting Natural Plant Defenses and Promoting Biological Control
Ecological Bases of the Management of Populations
"Think Globally, Act Locally
Combing Productivity and the Provision of Ecological Services
Towards Agroecological Management of Communities
Habitat Management: The Factor Uniting Agronomy and Ecology
Agronomic and Agroecological Innovations in Cotton Production
Controlling Outbreaks by Planning of Agarian Structures and Managing Plant Biodiversity
Further Reading

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