Pest and Vector Control

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Overview

As ravagers of crops and carriers of diseases affecting plants, humans and animals, insects present a challenge to a growing human population. In Pest and Vector Control, H.F. van Emden and Mike Service describe the available options for meeting this challenge, discussing their relative advantages, disadvantages and future potential. Methods such as chemical and biological control, host tolerance and resistance are discussed, intergrating—often for the first time—information and experience from the agricultural and medical/veterinary fields. Chemical control is seen as a major component of insect control, both now and in the future, but this is balanced with an extensive account of associated problems, especially the development of pesticide-tolerant populations. The authors are leading authorities in their respective fields and two of the best known entomologists of their generation.

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"Some of [the book's] salient virtues...are brevity, authority, and price...Instructors should seriously consider this book for their introductory IPM courses. They and their students will be glad that they did." Julio S. Bernal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521811958
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/9/2004
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Based in Reading University, Professor van Emden has written over 160 research articles and has over 40 years' experience of teaching agricultural pest management.

Professor Mike Service has been teaching medical entomology for over 30 years and has written over 200 research papers. He has given advice and training in disease vector control in over 50 countries.

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Man and insects; 2. The causes of pest and vectored disease outbreaks; 3. Insecticides and their formulation; 4. Application of insecticides; 5. Problems with insecticides; 6. Environmental/cultural control; 7. Biological control; 8. Insect pathogens; 9. Genetic control; 10. Pheromones; 11. Plant and host resistance; 12. Other control measures and related topics; 13. Pest and vector management; References; Appendix: names of some chemicals and microbials used as pesticides.

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