This book is an up-to-date and comprehensive reference covering pest management in organic farming in major crops of the world. General introductory chapters explore the management of crops to prevent pest outbreaks, plant protection tools in organic farming, and natural enemies and pest control. The remaining chapters are crop-based and discuss geographic distribution, economic importance and key pests. For each pest the fundamental aspects of its bio-ecology and the various methods of control are presented. Understanding of the scientific content is facilitated with practical advice, tables and diagrams, helping users to apply the theories and recommendations. Handbook of Pest Management in Organic Farming:- Consists of rational approaches and advice.- Is authored by a team of international specialists in pest control.- Represents the only available comprehensive review of insect pest management in organic systems.This is an essential resource for researchers and extension workers in crop protection, integrated pest management and biocontrol, and organic farming systems.
About the Author
Vincenzo Vacante is at Mediterranean University, Italy.
Serge Kreiter is at Montpellier SupAgro, France.
Table of Contents
1: Management of Crops to Prevent Pest Outbreaks2: Plant Protection Tools in Organic Farming3: Natural Enemies and Pest Control4: Pest Control in Organic Citrus Groves5: Pest Management in Organic Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit6: Organic Integrated Pest Management of Tropical Fruit Crops7: Pest Management in Organic Grape Production8: Pest Management in Organic Olive9: Control of Pests in Soybean in Organic Farming10: Pest Management in Organic Chestnut11: Pest Management in Organic Hazelnut Growing12: Pest Management in Organic Almond13: Pest Management in Organic Rice: Latin America and the Caribbean14: Wheat Production in Organic Farming15: Pest Management in Organic Vegetable Greenhouses16: Pests and Natural Enemies in Organic Field Vegetables in Tropical and Subtropical Areas17: Pest Management in Organic Field Vegetables in Temperate Areas18: Pest Management in an Organic Tea Plantation19: Insect Pests of Coffee and their Management in Nature-friendly Production Systems20: Pest Management in Organic Cacao21: Integrated Pest Management of Cassava Crops in South-east Asia