Ecofriendly Pest Management for Food Security explores the broad range of opportunity and challenges afforded by Integrated Pest Management systems. The book focuses on the insect resistance that has developed as a result of pest control chemicals, and how new methods of environmentally complementary pest control can be used to suppress harmful organisms while protecting the soil, plants, and air around them.
As the world’s population continues its rapid increase, this book addresses the production of cereals, vegetables, fruits, and other foods and their subsequent demand increase. Traditional means of food crop production face proven limitations and increasing research is turning to alternative means of crop growth and protection.
- Addresses environmentally focused pest control with specific attention to its role in food security and sustainability.
- Includes a range of pest management methods, from natural enemies to biomolecules.
- Written by experts with extensive real-world experience.
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About the Author
Throughout his successful career, Dr. Omkar has received numerous awards in the following area;
Young Indian Zoologist of 20th Century Gold Medal by Zoological Society of India (2000).
Prof. T N Ananthakrishnan Foundation Award (2012) by The Prof. T. N. Ananthakrishnan Foundation, Chennai.
Rescholar Award of Excellence in Agricultural Entomology (2014) by Association of Entomologists, Patiala
Prof. G. S. Shukla Gold Medal 2014 by The Academy of Environmental Biology, India
Apart from his work in India, Dr. Omkar has also collaborated internationally with esteem collogues which would go on to earn him international recognition.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Insects and Pests
Chapter 2. Biocontrol of Insect Pests
Chapter 3. Aphids and Their Biocontrol
Chapter 4. Parasitoids
Chapter 5. Trichogrammatids
Chapter 6. Anthocorid Predators
Chapter 7. Reduviid Predators
Chapter 8. Syrphid Flies (The Hovering Agents)
Chapter 9. Ladybird Beetles
Chapter 10. Chrysopids
Chapter 11. Mite Predators
Chapter 12. Entomopathogenic Nematodes
Chapter 13. Insect Viruses
Chapter 14. Bacillus thuringiensis
Chapter 15. Entomopathogenic Fungi
Chapter 16. Plant Monoterpenoids (Prospective Pesticides)
Chapter 17. Antifeedant Phytochemicals in Insect Management (so Close yet so Far)
Chapter 18. Neem Products
Chapter 19. Semiochemicals
Chapter 20. Insect Hormones (as Pesticides)
Chapter 21. Integrated Pest Management
Chapter 22. Biotechnological Approaches
Chapter 23. GMO and Food Security