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Pest and Vector Control

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This book is intended for anyone interested in the control of insect pests, particularly university-level students of applied entomology.
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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

1 Man and insects 1
2 The causes of pest and vectored disease outbreaks 31
3 Insecticides and their formulation 52
4 Application of insecticides 77
5 Problems with insecticides 107
6 Environmental/cultural control 123
7 Biological control 147
8 Insect pathogens 177
9 Genetic control 190
10 Pheromones 204
11 Plant and host resistance 215
12 Other control measures and related topics 242
13 Pest and vector management 271
Appendix of names of some chemicals and microbials used as pesticides 320
References 325
Index 328
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