Entomology and Pest Management / Edition 6

Entomology and Pest Management / Edition 6

by Larry P. Pedigo, Marlin Rice
     
 

Completely updated in a new edition, this book remains ideal for a reader with little or no background in entomology and those who cannot spend the time to take both a general entomology course and an applied course. This combines, in a single volume, general principles of entomology and modern principles of insect pest management, including factual details and

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Completely updated in a new edition, this book remains ideal for a reader with little or no background in entomology and those who cannot spend the time to take both a general entomology course and an applied course. This combines, in a single volume, general principles of entomology and modern principles of insect pest management, including factual details and specific examples.Features up-to-date coverage on environmentally sound insecticides; the Transgenic plant controversy; Pest management systems; Newly released and recently discontinued products and updated insecticides; Current government regulations and labeling of microbial pesticides, plant pesticides and biochemical pesticides; and Developments in genetic engineering and plant bio technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135132951
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/11/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Insect Structures and Life Processes.

3. Insect Classification.

4. The Insect Life Cycle.

5. Insect Ecology.

6. Surveillance and Sampling.

7. Economic Decision Levels for Pest Populations.

8. Pest Management Theory.

9. Management with Natural Enemies and Other Biological Agents.

10. Ecological Management of the Crop Environment.

11. Conventional Insecticides for Management.

12. Biopesticides for Management

13. Managing Insects with Resistant Plants.

14. Management by Modifying Insect Development and Behavior.

15. Sterile-Insect Technique and Other Pest Genetic Tactics.

16. The Practice of Insect Pest Management.

17. Managing Ecological Backlash.

18. Insect Pest Management Case Histories.

Appendix 1: Key to the Orders of Hexapoda.

Appendix 2: List of Some Insects and Related Species Alphabetized by Common Name.

Appendix 3: World Wide Web Sites of Entomological Resources.

Glossary.

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