Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

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  • ISBN-13: 9781461592143
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Man, Pests, and the Evolution of Ipm: an Introduction.- 2 Human-Managed Environments as Systems within the Biosphere.- The Biosphere.- Communities and Ecosystems.- Human-Managed Ecosystems.- 3 What is a Pest?.- Economic Loss is Primarily a Function of Population Density.- Placing Pests on the Food Chain.- Kinds of Pests 45 Entomophobia.- 4 A History of Pest Control.- Early Pest Control—From Prehistoric Times to the Renaissance.- The Renaissance and the Agricultural Revolution.- The Early Twentieth Century.- After World War II—The Revolutionizing of Pest Control by DDT and Other Synthetic Organic Pesticides.- The Development of Integrated Pest Management.- 5 The Cost of Pest Control: Economic, Social, and Environmental.- The Private Economics of Pest Management.- Conflicts of Interest in Ecosystem Management.- The Societal Implications of Pest Management Decisions.- Environmental Quality 98 Hazard to Health.- 6 The Philosophy of Integrated Pest Management: The Strategy of the Future.- A Guide for Setting Up an Integrated Pest Management Program.- 7 Practical Procedures: Ipm Monitoring, Decision-Making, and the Tools and Techniques of the Integrated Pest Manager.- Monitoring and Sampling; Data Collection: Reading the Pulse of the Ecosystem.- Control Action Levels and Other Decision-Making Guides.- Integrated Pest Management Options.- 8 Case Histories in Integrated Pest Management.- Alfalfa in California.- Integrated Pest Management in Apples in Nova Scotia.- Integrated Pest Management in North Carolina Flue-Cured Tobacco.- Integrated Pest Management in Cotton in the San Joaquin Valley of California.- Integrated Pest Management of Mosquitoes in a California Salt Marsh.- Integrated Pest Management of Urban Street Tree Pests.- Integrated Pest Management in Citrus in the San Joaquin Valley of California.- Integrated Pest Management in Pears.- 9 The Integrated Pest Management Specialist.- 10 The Future of Integrated Pest Management.

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