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Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Maize Volume 2 - Cultivation Techniques, Pest and Disease Control (Hardcover): Dave Watson Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Maize Volume 2 - Cultivation Techniques, Pest and Disease Control (Hardcover)
Dave Watson; Contributions by Sher Alam, Xiaoli Liu, Jincai Li, Youhong Song, …
R4,845 Discovery Miles 48 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Maize is one of the most important and widely grown cereal crops in the world and is a staple food for almost a billion people, particularly in the developing world. It has been estimated that maize yields need to increase by 60% by 2050. There is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of maize at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. Volume 2 reviews research on improvements in cultivation techniques such as nutrient management, crop rotation, intercropping and other aspects of conservation agriculture. It also discusses developments in methods for combatting pests and diseases. Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 2: Cultivation techniques, pest and disease control will be a standard reference for cereal scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in maize cultivation. It is accompanied by Volume 1 which reviews developments in breeding and ways research can be translated into effective outcomes for smallholders in the developing world.

Pesticides and Agriculture - Profit, Politics and Policy (Hardcover): Dave Watson Pesticides and Agriculture - Profit, Politics and Policy (Hardcover)
Dave Watson
R4,836 Discovery Miles 48 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Pesticides have played a critical but sometimes controversial role in the development of agriculture. This book provides an authoritative account of the development of the modern pesticides industry. It discusses the emergence of major pesticide companies such as Bayer, Monsanto, Rhone Poulenc, Dow, DuPont, Ciba-Geigy, Syngenta, BASF and ICI. It covers their competitive strategies such as product development, mergers/acquisitions and diversification. Individual company strategies are placed in the context of broader developments in agriculture which have driven the evolution of the industry, from the Pre-Productionist period to the contemporary world of Post-Productivism and the Sustainability Paradigm. It also reviews how companies have responded to changing national and international policy towards the role of pesticides in agriculture and efforts to regulate their use. This book will be a standard reference on understanding the growth structure, dynamics and major players in a hugely-important and influential sector in global agriculture. It will appeal to a wide range of readers, from policy makers and researchers in crop protection to financial and investment analysts focussed on agriculture, and to all those interested in the development and future of modern agriculture.

Urban Ants of North America and Europe - Identification, Biology, and Management (Paperback): John H Klotz, Laurel D. Hansen,... Urban Ants of North America and Europe - Identification, Biology, and Management (Paperback)
John H Klotz, Laurel D. Hansen, Reiner Pospischil, Michael Rust
R665 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R103 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ants that commonly invade homes, damage structures, inflict painful bites, or sting humans or their pets are considered pest ants. This illustrated identification guide highlights forty species of ants that pose difficulties in urban settings. Included are well-known invasive troublemakers such as the red imported fire ant and Argentine ant, as well as native species. After an introductory chapter on the evolution, biology, and ecology of pest ants, the book follows a taxonomic arrangement by subfamily. Each subfamily chapter includes separate illustrated keys to both the genera and species of that group to enable entomologists and pest control professionals to identify pest ants correctly. The species accounts cover biology, distribution, and methods for excluding and/or removing ants from human structures and landscapes. The authors focus on the ants' biology and nesting behavior, life cycles, and feeding preferences; an intimate understanding of these factors enables the implementation of the least toxic control methods available. A chapter on control principles and techniques encompasses chemical strategies, habitat and structural modifications, biological control, and integrated pest management methods. Urban Ants of North America and Europe also contains valuable information on the diagnosis and treatment of human reactions to ant stings and bites. This comprehensive reference work on these economically significant ants includes the scientific, English, French, Spanish, and German names for each species and a summary of invasive ant species in the United States and Europe.

Fungicide Resistance in Plant Pathogens - Principles and a Guide to Practical Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Hideo... Fungicide Resistance in Plant Pathogens - Principles and a Guide to Practical Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Hideo Ishii, Derek William Hollomon
R4,886 Discovery Miles 48 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume offers a comprehensive coverage of the general principles and recent advances in fungicide resistance. It describes the development, mechanisms, monitoring, and management of resistance and covers the most important group of fungicides that have caused resistance on various crops. An historical review of fungicide resistance over the past 40 years sets the scene for up-to-date basic information on mode of action, as well as the genetics, mechanisms, and evolution of resistance. Monitoring for resistance, including the latest developments in molecular diagnostics, moves readers into the practical aspects of resistance management, which is dealt with through a series of case studies outlining fungicide-use strategies on several key crops. The chapters reflect the experience of authors internationally recognised for their significant contributions to fungicide resistance research. The majority of crop diseases are caused by fungal pathogens, and disease control relies heavily on chemically synthesized fungicides. However, modern fungicides often encounter the problem of resistance development in target pathogens. Thus pathogen resistance to fungicides is an important factor that causes loss of yield and quality of crops. It often threatens biosecurity through the decrease of fungicide efficacy in the fields. To manage fungicide resistance successfully will require the promotion of integrated disease management, involving not just chemical fungicides, but also host plant resistance, agronomic factors, and reliable biological control agents where these are available. Well referenced throughout, the book offers a comprehensive account of resistance, which will be useful as a source of material for lecturers and for both industrial and academic scientists involved in fungicide resistance research. It is also a valuable sourcebook for students.

The Human Dimensions of Forest and Tree Health - Global Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Julie Urquhart, Mariella... The Human Dimensions of Forest and Tree Health - Global Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Julie Urquhart, Mariella Marzano, Clive Potter
R2,784 R2,279 Discovery Miles 22 790 Save R505 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the specifically human dimensions of the problem posed by a new generation of invasive pests and pathogens to tree health worldwide. The growth in global trade and transportation in recent decades, along with climate change, is allowing invasive pests and pathogens to establish in new environments, with profound consequences for the ecosystem services provided by trees and forests, and impacts on human wellbeing. The central theme of the book is to consider the role that social science can play in better understanding the social, economic and environmental impacts of such tree disease and pest outbreaks. Contributions include explorations of how pest outbreaks are socially constructed, drawing on the historical, cultural, social and situated contexts of outbreaks; the governance and economics of tree health for informing policy and decision-making; stakeholder engagement and communication tools; along with more philosophical approaches that draw on environmental ethics to consider 'non-human' perspectives. Taken together the book makes theoretical, methodological and applied contributions to our understanding of this important subject area and encourages researchers from across the social sciences and humanities to bring their own disciplinary perspectives and expertise to address the complexity that is the human dimensions of forest and tree health. Chapters 5 and 11 are open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

Optical Manipulation of Arthropod Pests and Beneficials (Hardcover): David Ben-Yakir Optical Manipulation of Arthropod Pests and Beneficials (Hardcover)
David Ben-Yakir; Contributions by Antoine Abrieux, Joanna C. Chiu, Joseph E. Funderbunk, Daphna Gottlieb, …
R2,047 Discovery Miles 20 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Arthropods as pests in crops, vectors of diseases, pollinators, and natural enemies of pests are of huge economic importance. They affect livestock, human health and food supplies around the world. This unique book examines and reviews how light and colour can be used to enhance pest management in agricultural and medical applications by manipulating the optical responses of arthropods. Arthropods use optical cues to find food, oviposition sites and to navigate. Light also regulates their diurnal and seasonal activities. Plants use optical cues to attract or deter various species of arthropod. In this book, an international team of experts show how light can be used successfully to attract, arrest, confuse and deter arthropods as well as to disrupt their biological clocks. The book: Presents an up-to-date and thorough summary of what is known about how arthropods of agricultural and medical importance respond to visual cues. Describes techniques that use light to manipulate pests and beneficial insects and mites. Presents a broad discussion of the potential use of optical manipulation of arthropods to improve the health of plants, domestic animals and humans.

Tapestry Lawns - Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers (Paperback): Lionel Smith Tapestry Lawns - Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers (Paperback)
Lionel Smith
R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Swathes of the human world are covered in ornamental grass lawns; they are the single most commonly encountered horticultural feature on the planet. Unfortunately, they are now often viewed as resource-draining green deserts due to the lack of plant and animal diversity, the need for frequent mowing and watering, and addition of lawn greening products to keep them looking at their best. It is a venerable horticultural feature that is essentially frozen in time, and with few alternatives to whet the appetite, the lawn has languished in its current grass-only format for decades. Until now. Tapestry lawns are a new, practically researched and timely development of the ornamental lawn format that integrates both horticultural practice and ecological science and re-determines the potential of a lawn. Mown barely a handful of times a year and with no need for fertilisers or scarifying, tapestry lawns are substantially richer in their diversity of plant and animal life compared to traditional grass-only lawns and see the return of flowers and colour to a format from which they are usually purposefully excluded. Tapestry Lawns: Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers traces the changes in the lawn format from its origins to the modern day and offers information on how and why the tapestry lawn construct is now achievable. It provides guidance on how to create and maintain a tapestry lawn of your own and champions the potential benefits for wildlife that can follow. Features Accessible and informative to all types of readers from academic to amateur Includes a refined and tested set of useful tapestry lawn plants Contains step-by-step instructions for creation and management methods of grass-free lawns Illustrated in full colour If you have ever thought about mowing your lawn much less, making it much more colourful and wildlife friendly, then this book will inform and guide you to create a perfect, grass-free lawn.

A Colour Atlas of Weed Seedlings (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): John B. Williams, John R. Morrison A Colour Atlas of Weed Seedlings (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
John B. Williams, John R. Morrison
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cancer is a leading cause of death among adults. Research has shown that the chances of developing cancer can be reduced by lifestyle changes. Increasing numbers of people are turning to the use of dietary vegetables, medicinal herbs, and plant extracts to prevent or treat cancer. Their ready availability as over the counter supplements has contributed to an explosion in the use of herbal extracts and related compounds for health enhancement. The spectacular growth of the multi-billion dollar functional food and nutraceutical business, touting health claims sometimes based upon limited research data, underscores the need for this up-to-date reference. This book brings together a leading group of experts on the different aspects of nutrient supplementation, foods, and plant extracts in cancer prevention and treatment. Their conclusions and recommendations present the most current knowledge from which to springboard future research and create a scientific database for accurate health claims.

Olfactory Concepts of Insect Control - Alternative to insecticides - Volume 1 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Jean-Francois Picimbon Olfactory Concepts of Insect Control - Alternative to insecticides - Volume 1 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Jean-Francois Picimbon
R3,499 R2,938 Discovery Miles 29 380 Save R561 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Evolution gave rise to a prominent insect diversity at every level of ecological niche. Since then, hordes of insects have threatened human and cattle health as well as most of all green lands and agricultural crops. Now, the insect problem expands from many mutant forms of yellow dengue fever mosquitoes to highly-resistant larvae of most all various phytophageous species. The tremendous expansion of insects is due not only to an increasing resistance capacity to insecticides, but also to a strong capacity for adapting to different climate and environmental changes, including global warming. Obviously insects display a number of rudimentary systems to build an extremely efficient organism to survive in a changing world. In many species, one pheromone molecule is enough to trigger mating behavior. Therefore, insects have become crucial models not only for evolutionary studies, but also for understanding specific mechanisms underlying sensory-based behaviors. Most of insect species such as ants, beetles, cockroaches, locusts, moths and mosquitoes largely rely on olfactory cues to explore the environment and find con-specifics or food sources. A conglomerate of renowned international scientific experts is gathered to expose the insect problem on the various continents of the planet and propose an alternative to the use of toxic insecticides. Sex pheromones, specific chemical signals necessary for reproduction, and pheromone detection in insects are described with full details of the olfactory mechanisms in the antennae and higher centers in the brain. Thus, new synthetic pheromones and/or plant odors with specific molecular target sites in the insect olfactory system are proposed for sustainable development in agricultural and entomological industries. Disrupting insect pheromone channels and plant odor detection mechanisms is solemnly envisioned as a unique way to control invasive insect pest species while preserving human and environment safety.

Olfactory Concepts of Insect Control - Alternative to insecticides - Volume 2 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Jean-Francois Picimbon Olfactory Concepts of Insect Control - Alternative to insecticides - Volume 2 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Jean-Francois Picimbon
R4,502 R3,759 Discovery Miles 37 590 Save R743 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Evolution gave rise to a prominent insect diversity at every level of ecological niche. Since then, hordes of insects have threatened human and cattle health as well as most of all green lands and agricultural crops. Now, the insect problem expands from many mutant forms of yellow dengue fever mosquitoes to highly-resistant larvae of most all various phytophageous species. The tremendous expansion of insects is due not only to an increasing resistance capacity to insecticides, but also to a strong capacity for adapting to different climate and environmental changes, including global warming. Obviously insects display a number of rudimentary systems to build an extremely efficient organism to survive in a changing world. In many species, one pheromone molecule is enough to trigger mating behavior. Therefore, insects have become crucial models not only for evolutionary studies, but also for understanding specific mechanisms underlying sensory-based behaviors. Most of insect species such as ants, beetles, cockroaches, locusts, moths and mosquitoes largely rely on olfactory cues to explore the environment and find con-specifics or food sources. A conglomerate of renowned international scientific experts is gathered to expose the insect problem on the various continents of the planet and propose an alternative to the use of toxic insecticides. Sex pheromones, specific chemical signals necessary for reproduction, and pheromone detection in insects are described with full details of the olfactory mechanisms in the antennae and higher centers in the brain. Thus, new synthetic pheromones and/or plant odors with specific molecular target sites in the insect olfactory system are proposed for sustainable development in agricultural and entomological industries. Disrupting insect pheromone channels and plant odor detection mechanisms is solemnly envisioned as a unique way to control invasive insect pest species while preserving human and environment safety.

The Ecology of Malaria Vectors (Paperback): Jacques Derek Charlwood The Ecology of Malaria Vectors (Paperback)
Jacques Derek Charlwood
R1,487 Discovery Miles 14 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This practical book covers all aspects of the biology of malaria vectors, with notes on the vectors of dengue. It is the first work in this field to concentrate on mosquitoes, rather than covering all disease vectors. Authored by renowned field entomologist Jacques Derek Charlwood, it disseminates his vast experience working on mosquito biology, ecology and the evaluation of new vector control tools across five continents over the past 40 years. Covering all aspects from classification and systematics, population dynamics, vector control, to surveillance and sampling, epidemics, and a selection of case histories, the book also considers genetics and resistance, Aedes biology, and malaria and dengue models. It is designed to fill the gap between very specialized texts and undergraduate books on general disease vectors, and is ideal as a textbook for postgraduate courses in entomology and mosquito vectors of disease.

How to Catch a Mole - A Professional Molecatcher of a Quarter of a Century Shares His Secrets and Tips (Paperback): Armour... How to Catch a Mole - A Professional Molecatcher of a Quarter of a Century Shares His Secrets and Tips (Paperback)
Armour Roberts
R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Armour Roberts has been catching moles for over 25 years in and around the welsh valleys. In this book he shares with you the tips and secrets that have given him a long and happy career as a molecatcher, using step by step instructions and photographs he teaches the reader how to successfully catch a mole using the Talpex claw trap and the Duffus half barrel trap.

Pesticides - Characteristics, Uses & Health Implications (Hardcover): Aaron J. Abrego Gomez, Eduardo M. Lugo De Ortega Pesticides - Characteristics, Uses & Health Implications (Hardcover)
Aaron J. Abrego Gomez, Eduardo M. Lugo De Ortega
R3,736 Discovery Miles 37 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the characteristics, uses and health implications of pesticides. Topics discussed include the evaluation of pesticide-induced DNA damage and oxidative stress on human and wildlife populations in Argentina; analytical methods of various families of pesticides in biological matrices; implications of pesticide use in the olive sector; pesticides and endangered sea turtles; monitoring emissions and atmospheric degradations of pesticides in the atmosphere; and adverse effects of pesticides in human health.

Pest Management of Turfgrass for Sport and Recreation (Paperback): Gary  Beehag, Jyri Kaapro, Andrew Manners Pest Management of Turfgrass for Sport and Recreation (Paperback)
Gary Beehag, Jyri Kaapro, Andrew Manners
R2,871 R2,442 Discovery Miles 24 420 Save R429 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vital for a game of cricket or golf and enjoyable when picnicking in the park, turfgrass provides a wide range of aesthetic and recreational benefits. However, managed turfgrass is prone to damaging outbreaks of insects and mites. Pest Management of Turfgrass for Sport and Recreation is the first comprehensive work on the plant-eating insects and mites of the grass and non-grass species currently maintained as ornamental lawns and sports turf playing surfaces throughout Australia, the South Pacific and South-East Asia. This book provides an industry reference for the identification of pests affecting the roots, stems and leaves of turfgrass and control of these species through integrated pest management. It contains information on the distribution, ecology and biology of pests and how to monitor them. The integrated pest management approach outlined in the book includes natural environmental controls, beneficial and predatory species of arthropods, resistant cultivars and insecticidal and miticidal pesticides.Pest Management of Turfgrass for Sport and Recreation is an essential manual for managers of sportsgrounds, bowling greens, lawn tennis courts, golf courses, racecourses, ornamental landscapes, amenity parklands, public reserves and turf farms.

Pesticide Application Methods (Hardcover, 4th Edition): Graham Matthews, Roy Bateman, Paul Miller Pesticide Application Methods (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
Graham Matthews, Roy Bateman, Paul Miller
R3,670 R3,277 Discovery Miles 32 770 Save R393 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pesticide Application Methods is the standard work on the subject for all those involved in crop protection. This fully updated Fourth Edition takes account of the considerable changes in legislation, especially within the European Union, affecting some pesticides and how they can be applied. With greater emphasis now on protecting the environment, an additional chapter in this edition describes the importance of managing treatments to minimise spray drift, and the chapter on applying biopesticides has been updated, with the assistance of Paul Miller and Roy Bateman respectively. Basic information on the role of pesticides in integrated pest management is given with a discussion on the importance of defining the target and choice of spray spectrum to optimise delivery. The range of droplets and types of equipment for different methods of application, including seed treatment, are described with information on safe use and maintenance. Pesticide Application Methods, 4th Edition, provides an essential reference for all those involved in crop protection, including entomologists, plant pathologists, weed scientists and agricultural engineers, whether researchers, consultants or those training in international, government or academic organisations, or the plant science industry. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where agricultural and biological sciences are studied or taught should have copies of this excellent new edition on their shelves.

Influence of Environmental Factors on the Control of Grape Pests, Diseases and Weeds (Hardcover): R. Cavalloro Influence of Environmental Factors on the Control of Grape Pests, Diseases and Weeds (Hardcover)
R. Cavalloro
R4,309 Discovery Miles 43 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Nontarget Effects of Biological Control (Hardcover, 2000 ed.): Peter A. Follett, Jian J. Duan Nontarget Effects of Biological Control (Hardcover, 2000 ed.)
Peter A. Follett, Jian J. Duan
R5,535 R4,121 Discovery Miles 41 210 Save R1,414 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nontarget Effects of Biological Control is the first book of its kind. The environmental safety of biological control has come under scrutiny due to several areas of concerns: the irreversibility of alien introductions, the prevalence of host switching to innocuous native or beneficial species, dispersal of the biocontrol agent to new habitats away from croplands, and the lack of research on the efficacy and impact of biocontrol attempts. The debate has been strongly polarized between conservationists and biological control practitioners. Nontarget Effects of Biological Control proposes that retrospective analyses of systems in place in which nontarget effects are now documented or suspected provide the necessary information for planning and evaluating future releases to reduce risk. The book presents case histories of past biological control introductions from island and continental ecosystems.

Recent Advances in Stored Product Protection (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Christos G. Athanassiou, Frank H. Arthur Recent Advances in Stored Product Protection (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Christos G. Athanassiou, Frank H. Arthur
R4,486 R3,814 Discovery Miles 38 140 Save R672 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book aims to assess, evaluate and critically analyze the methods that are currently available for a judicious pest management in durable food. It presents and analyzes a vast amount of methods that are already in use in "real world" industrial applications. After the phase-out of methyl bromide, but also the withdrawal of several insecticides and the continuously updated food safety regulations, there is a significant knowledge gap on the use of risk-reduced, ecologically-compatible control methods that can be used with success against stored-product insect species and related arthropods. The importance of integrated pest management (IPM) is growing, but the concept as practiced for stored products might differ from IPM as historically developed for field crops. This book discusses a wide variety of control strategies used for stored product management and describes some of the IPM components. The editors included chemical and non-chemical methods, as both are essential in IPM. They set the scene for more information regarding emerging issues in stored product protection, such as emerging, alien and invasive species as threats for global food security, as well as the importance of stored-product arthropods for human health. Finally, the analysis of the economics of stored product protection is presented, from theory to practice.

Fungicides - Chemistry, Environmental Impact & Health Effects (Hardcover, New): Paul De Costa, Peter Bezerra Fungicides - Chemistry, Environmental Impact & Health Effects (Hardcover, New)
Paul De Costa, Peter Bezerra
R4,671 R3,406 Discovery Miles 34 060 Save R1,265 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Antimicrobial agents, called fungicides, sporicides or biocides have long been used to control, prevent and remediate microbial growth. Currently public concern about the impact of pesticides, including fungicides, on human health is greater than ever before. Pesticides are essential in agricultural production, but they constitute a potential risk to humans who are exposed to them directly through various ways and indirectly through diet. In vitro techniques used to study in vitro metabolism and interactions are briefly described in this book, summarising the metabolic and kinetic properties of selected fungicides. Different analytical methods are reported in the literature for the analysis of fungicides. Developments in the methods devoted to fungicide analysis in environmental samples over the past 15 years are also looked at. In addition, biological contaminants, especially mould in buildings, which are known to act as sources of indoor air pollution, discomfort, asthma and pulmonary disease in building occupants and antimicrobial treatments of indoor mould and bacteria are reviewed. Finally, this book shows the current situation of the analysis of fungicide residues in environmental, biological and food samples, describing the analytical methods used for their determination.

Cadmium Toxicity in Crops - A Review (Paperback, New): Conceicao Santos, Marta Monteiro, Maria Celeste Dias Cadmium Toxicity in Crops - A Review (Paperback, New)
Conceicao Santos, Marta Monteiro, Maria Celeste Dias
R1,229 Discovery Miles 12 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book revises some of the most recent advances concerning Cd induced effects at cytotoxicological and genotoxicological levels in several crops and in other model species. Particular emphasis is also given to the whole plant performance, concerning this metal toxicity, including gas-exchange and chlorophyll a fluorescence parameters, carbohydrates, Calvin cycle enzymes and pigments content. This book also revises some important aspects concerning Cd accumulation and distribution in plants and their relevance to the trophic transfer of Cd.

Price-Forecasting Models for Fox Factory Holding Corp. FOXF Stock (Paperback): Ton Viet Ta Price-Forecasting Models for Fox Factory Holding Corp. FOXF Stock (Paperback)
Ton Viet Ta
R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nanobiotechnology Applications in Plant Protection - Volume 2 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Ramprasad Nanobiotechnology Applications in Plant Protection - Volume 2 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Ramprasad
R3,751 R2,995 Discovery Miles 29 950 Save R756 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nanobiotechnology Applications in Plant Protection: Volume 2 continues the important and timely discussion of nanotechnology applications in plant protection and pathology, filling a gap in the literature for nano applications in crop protection. Nanobiopesticides and nanobioformulations are examined in detail and presented as powerful alternatives for eco-friendly management of plant pathogens and nematodes. Leading scholars discuss the applications of nanobiomaterials as antimicrobials, plant growth enhancers and plant nutrition management, as well as nanodiagnostic tools in phytopathology and magnetic and supramagnetic nanostructure applications for plant protection. This second volume includes exciting new content on the roles of biologically synthesized nanoparticles in seed germination and zinc-based nanostructures in protecting against toxigenic fungi. Also included is new research in phytotoxicity, nano-scale fertilizers and nanomaterial applications in nematology and discussions on Botyris grey mold and nanobiocontrol. This book also explores the potential effects on the environment, ecosystems and consumers and addresses the implications of intellectual property for nanobiopesticides. Further discussed are nanotoxicity effects on the plant ecosystem and nano-applications for the detection, degradation and removal of pesticides.

Managing Australia's Pest Animals - A Guide to Strategic Planning and Effective Management (Paperback): Mike Braysher Managing Australia's Pest Animals - A Guide to Strategic Planning and Effective Management (Paperback)
Mike Braysher
R1,062 R938 Discovery Miles 9 380 Save R124 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pest animals are but one of many factors that influence the desired outcome from managing natural resource based systems, whether for production or conservation purposes. Others include diseases, weeds, financial resources, weather and fire management. To be effective, an integrated and systematic approach is required, and the principles and strategic approach outlined in this book can also be used to plan and manage the damage due to other factors. Managing Australia's Pest Animals includes case studies of successful and unsuccessful pest management strategies and covers a range of topics, including the history of pest management, current best practice principles, and guidelines for planning and applying strategic pest management approaches to effectively reduce pest damage. This book is the first clear and comprehensive guide to best practice pest management in Australia and will benefit students and trainers of pest managers, landholders, people involved in natural resource management, and industry and government pest management staff.

How to Combat and Prevent Bed Bug Infestation (Paperback): William Asselin How to Combat and Prevent Bed Bug Infestation (Paperback)
William Asselin
R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
DNA-based Molecular Diagnostic Techniques - Research Needs for Standardization and Validation of the Detection of Aquatic... DNA-based Molecular Diagnostic Techniques - Research Needs for Standardization and Validation of the Detection of Aquatic Animal Pathogens and Diseases ... Diseases - Workshop Report and Proceedings (Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
R342 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R47 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In efforts to limit transboundary movement of pathogens and reduce the economic and socioeconomic impact of disease in aquaculture, there is considerable scope for more effective use of DNA-based methods of pathogen detection. These technologies offer rapid results with potentially high sensitivity and specificity, at relatively low cost. However, few, if any, of the available tests have been assessed appropriately against other diagnostic methods or standardized and validated for specified applications. Implementation of standardized practices that produce reliable, useful and comparable data will require a significant investment in research, training and infrastructure development. This review recommends the development of programmes of managed cooperative research to assist more effective use of DNA-based detection tests, focusing on improving the knowledge base by identification of new and emerging pathogens, relating pathogens in the Asia region to those described elsewhere, and defining the extent of genetic variation between related pathogens. The review also recommends the development of a laboratory accreditation programme in order to achieve standardization of sampling methods and test procedures complementary to the activities of the International Office of Epizootics (OIE) in obtaining internationally agreed test standards for molecular diagnostic technologies.

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