Pest Management: Biologically Based Technologies

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Presents the latest information in the science and technology of biologically based pest management systems for crop and livestock protection. Discusses biocontrol agents for suppression of insects, plant pathogens, and weeds; natural compounds in pest management; and genetic manipulation of biocontrol agents. Examines the challenges facing implementation of biologically based technologies, including regulatory issues, education, and patents. Includes an introductory section that defines the role of biologically...
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Presents the latest information in the science and technology of biologically based pest management systems for crop and livestock protection. Discusses biocontrol agents for suppression of insects, plant pathogens, and weeds; natural compounds in pest management; and genetic manipulation of biocontrol agents. Examines the challenges facing implementation of biologically based technologies, including regulatory issues, education, and patents. Includes an introductory section that defines the role of biologically based control and provides a framework for developing a holistic systems approach to implementation.
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These proceedings begin with an introductory section that deals with the definition, framework, and role of biologically based control, with emphasis on development of a holistic systems approach to lead the field into the 21st century. The following five sections include papers on biocontrol agents for suppression of insects, biocontrol agents for suppression of plant pathogens, biocontrol agents for suppression of weeds, natural compounds in pest management, and genetic manipulation of biocontrol agents. The last section deals with implementation of needs, issues, and challenges. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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  • ISBN-13: 9780841227262
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 1/11/2006
  • Series: ACS Conference Proceedings Series
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Biologically Based Pest Management in Managed Ecosystems: Increasing Its Acceptance, R.W.F. Hardy

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