Pest Control with Enhanced Environmental Safety

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Highlights recent advances in the discovery and development of new synthetic and natural pest management agents and other technologies that are potentially more environmentally sound than current pesticide products. Covers the management of weeds, insects and plant pathogens. Discusses synthetic compounds, biotechnology, biocontrol agents, and natural products and their role in the development of environmentally benign pest control products. Also includes an introductory chapter that analyzes the current state of pest control and addresses the increased demand for pesticides that are less damaging to the environment.
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Developed from a symposium at the 203rd National Meeting of the ACS in San Francisco, April 1992, this volume focuses on recent advances in the discovery and development of new synthetic and natural pest management agents and technologies that might play a role in reducing the environmental impact of pest control. Following an introductory overview, weed management tools are addressed in eight chapters, insect control is addressed in 11 chapters, and a final section deals with management of plant pathogens in four chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841226388
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 5/5/1993
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series , #524
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Challenges of Pest Control with Enhanced Toxicological and Environmental Safety: An Overview 1
Weed Management
2 Target-Site Directed Herbicide Design 16
3 Engineering Crop Resistance to the Naturally Occurring Glutamine Synthetase Inhibitor Phosphinothricin 38
4 Synergizing Pesticides To Reduce Use Rates 48
5 The Porphyrin Pathway as a Herbicide Target Site 62
6 Perspectives on Providing a Realistic Technical Foundation for the Commercialization of Bioherbicides 79
7 Synergizing Weed Biocontrol Agents with Chemical Herbicides 87
8 Altering the Host Range of Mycoherbicides by Genetic Manipulation 101
9 Natural Phytotoxins as Herbicides 110
Insect Management
10 Insecticide Binding Sites on [gamma]-Aminobutyric Acid Receptors of Insects and Mammals 126
11 Insect Growth Regulators for Pest Control, with Emphasis on Juvenile Hormone Analogs: Present Status and Future Prospects 144
12 Recent Progress in Avermectin Research 169
13 Imidacloprid: A New Nitroguanidine Insecticide 183
14 Application of Semiochemicals in Integrated Pest Management Programs 199
15 Insecticidal Pyrroles
16 Arthropod-Derived Neurotoxic Insecticides: A Lead in Pesticide Science? 233
17 Viral Insecticides 239
18 Development of Improved Bioinsecticides Based on Bacillus thuringiensis 258
19 Use of Bacillus thuringiensis Genes in Transgenic Cotton To Control Lepidopterous Insects 267
20 Recombinant Baculoviruses Expressing Foreign Genes for Insect Pest Control 281
Plant Pathogen Management
21 Naturally Occurring Nematicides 300
22 Utilizing Derivatives of Microbial Metabolites and Plant Defenses To Control Diseases 316
23 Strategies and Techniques for Improving Biocontrol of Soilborne Plant Pathogens 323
24 Minimizing Nontarget Effects of Fungicides 332
Author Index 342
Affiliation Index 342
Subject Index 343
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