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Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > Pest control

New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health (Paperback, 2007 ed.): Alfons G. J. M. Oude Lansink New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health (Paperback, 2007 ed.)
Alfons G. J. M. Oude Lansink
R3,369 Discovery Miles 33 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The world trade of plants and plant products is gradually increasing in both quantity and variety. This book presents a number of recent scientific developments regarding the economic analysis of impacts that harmful organisms have on agriculture and the environment, and of measures to control these organisms. It also contains a number of new approaches that integrate economic and epidemiological modelling and economic approaches for measuring these impacts.

New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health (Hardcover, 2007 ed.): Alfons G. J. M. Oude Lansink New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health (Hardcover, 2007 ed.)
Alfons G. J. M. Oude Lansink
R4,788 Discovery Miles 47 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The world trade of plants and plant products is gradually increasing in both quantity and variety. This book presents a number of recent scientific developments regarding the economic analysis of impacts that harmful organisms have on agriculture and the environment, and of measures to control these organisms. It also contains a number of new approaches that integrate economic and epidemiological modelling and economic approaches for measuring these impacts.

Insecticides Design Using Advanced Technologies (Hardcover, 2007 ed.): Isaac Ishaaya, Ralf Nauen, A. Rami Horowitz Insecticides Design Using Advanced Technologies (Hardcover, 2007 ed.)
Isaac Ishaaya, Ralf Nauen, A. Rami Horowitz
R5,128 R4,296 Discovery Miles 42 960 Save R832 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Among the highlights of this book are the use of nanotechnology to increase potency of available insecticides, the use of genetic engineering techniques for controlling insect pests, the development of novel insecticides that bind to unique biochemical receptors, the exploration of natural products as a source for environmentally acceptable insecticides, and the use of insect genomics and cell lines for determining biological and biochemical modes of action of new insecticides.

An Ecological and Societal Approach to Biological Control (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 3rd printing 2007): J. Eilenberg,... An Ecological and Societal Approach to Biological Control (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 3rd printing 2007)
J. Eilenberg, Heikki M. T. Hokkanen
R5,309 Discovery Miles 53 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Biological control is among the most promising methods for control of pests, diseases and weeds, and this book treats ecological and societal aspects together for the first time. The aim is to evaluate the significance of certain biological properties like biodiversity and natural habitats. In a societal approach terms like 'consumer's attitude', 'risk perception', 'learning and education' and 'value triangle' are recognized as significant for biological production and human welfare.

Plant Resistance to Arthropods - Molecular and Conventional Approaches (Hardcover, 2005 ed.): C. Michael Smith Plant Resistance to Arthropods - Molecular and Conventional Approaches (Hardcover, 2005 ed.)
C. Michael Smith
R2,341 R1,997 Discovery Miles 19 970 Save R344 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book synthesizes new information about the environmental advantages of plant resistance, transgenic resistance, the molecular bases of resistance, and the use of molecular markers to map resistance genes. Readers are presented in-depth descriptions of techniques to quantify resistance, factors affecting resistance expression, and the deployment of resistance genes. New information about gene-for-gene interactions between resistant plants and arthropod biotypes is discussed along with the recent examples of using arthropod resistant plants in integrated pest management systems.

Multigenic and Induced Systemic Resistance in Plants (Hardcover, 2006 ed.): Tuzun Sadik, Bent Elizabeth Multigenic and Induced Systemic Resistance in Plants (Hardcover, 2006 ed.)
Tuzun Sadik, Bent Elizabeth
R3,273 Discovery Miles 32 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Plants have developed very sophisticated mechanisms to combat pathogens and pestsusingtheleastamountofreservedorgeneratedenergypossible. Theydothis by activating major defense mechanisms after recognition of the organisms that are considered to be detrimental to their survival; therefore they have been able to exist on Earth longer than any other higher organisms. It has been known for the past century that plants carry genetic information for inherited resistance against many pathogenic organisms including fungi, bacteria, and viruses, and that the relationship between pathogenic organisms and hosts plants are rather complex and in some cases time dependent. This genetic information has been the basis for breeding for resistance that has been employed by plant breeders to develop better-yielding disease resistant varieties, some of which are still being cultivated. Single gene resistance is one type of resistance which has been extensively studied by many research groups all around the world using biotechnological methodologies that have been the subject of many books and journal articles; therefore, it is beyond the scope of this book. This type of resistance is very effective, although it can be overcome by the pressure of pathogenic organisms since it depends on interaction of a single elicitor molecule from the pathogen with a single receptor site in the host.

Invasive Plants: Ecological and Agricultural Aspects (Hardcover, 2005 ed.): S. Inderjit Invasive Plants: Ecological and Agricultural Aspects (Hardcover, 2005 ed.)
S. Inderjit
R4,577 Discovery Miles 45 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Invasive plants have an impact on global biodiversity and ecosystem function, and their management is a complex task.

The aim of this book is to discuss fundamental questions of invasion ecology, such as why particular communities become more invasible than others, what the mechanisms of exclusion of native species by invaders are, and whether invasion can be predicted.
In addition, agricultural practices influencing invasion, the environmental and economic costs of invasion as well as possible management strategies are discussed. Readers will get a unique perspective on invasion ecology through employing general principles of ecology to plant invasions.

Rice Blast: Interaction with Rice and Control - Proceedings of the 3rd International Rice Blast Conference (Hardcover, 2004... Rice Blast: Interaction with Rice and Control - Proceedings of the 3rd International Rice Blast Conference (Hardcover, 2004 ed.)
Shinji Kawasaki
R5,398 Discovery Miles 53 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For the researchers of rice blast disease and plant blast resistances, IRBC is an important chance to exchange information and discussion on rice blast, which has been a rather minor topic on international plant pathological meetings. Especially for those in Asia, where the blast is one the most important agricultural concerns, IRBC was a unique opportunity to discuss on rice blast with scientists in the West, in where it is achieving the positions of a model pathogen and a model system to study plant microbe interactions. However, I and probably many of Japanese blast researchers have felt an accumulated frustration that, in world plant pathological conferences, the information presented from Asia is only a small fraction although they have much more information that may be valuable for world plant pathologists and resistance researchers. I have noticed also some concept gaps between the researchers in East and West, particularly in the field resistance and the multiline system. There seems to be few who study field resistance and multilines in the West, while in Japan they are expected to become mainstream strategies to suppress the disease. Surely there is a great value in rd having 3 IRBC in Japan for cultivating wider communication between the scientists of the East and West.

Insect Pest Management - Field and Protected Crops (Hardcover, 2004 ed.): A. Rami Horowitz, Isaac Ishaaya Insect Pest Management - Field and Protected Crops (Hardcover, 2004 ed.)
A. Rami Horowitz, Isaac Ishaaya
R5,221 Discovery Miles 52 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores ecologically sound and innovative techniques in insect pest management in field and protected crops. From a general overview of pest management to new biorational insecticides such as insect growth regulators, and new strategies to reduce resistance, the coverage is entirely up-to-date. Other chapters describe advances in pest management of important crops such as cotton, corn, oilseed rape and various vegetables.

Nematology : Advances and Perspectives Vol II - Nematode Management and Utilization (Hardcover): Zhongxiao X. Chen, Senyo Chen,... Nematology : Advances and Perspectives Vol II - Nematode Management and Utilization (Hardcover)
Zhongxiao X. Chen, Senyo Chen, Donald W Dickson
R2,909 Discovery Miles 29 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nematodes are the most abundant and diversified group in the animal kingdom, with four out of five animals on earth being nematodes. Nematology was first recognized as an independent discipline during the early part of the century and since that time has made unparalleled advances to become an integral part of biological sciences.Written as two volumes, this title provides a broad overview of our current knowledge of nematology. The first volume addresses basic biology, while this second volume covers applied aspects of nematodes as parasites of plants, humans and other animals, or as disease vectors, and the control of pest nematodes. The contributors to this work include the world s leading authorities from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, New Zealand, UK and USA. It will provide essential reading for researchers and students with an interest in nematology."

Harvest of Grief - Grasshopper Plagues and Public Assistance in Minnesota, 1873-78 (Paperback, New): Annette Atkins Harvest of Grief - Grasshopper Plagues and Public Assistance in Minnesota, 1873-78 (Paperback, New)
Annette Atkins
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Atkins eloquently portrays the extreme hardships of Minnesota farmers during the grasshopper plagues of the 1870s. She examines local, state, and national relief efforts, which she reviews in the context of 19th-century social welfare philosophy.

Environmental Impacts of Microbial Insecticides - Need and Methods for Risk Assessment (Hardcover, 2004 ed.): Heikki M. T.... Environmental Impacts of Microbial Insecticides - Need and Methods for Risk Assessment (Hardcover, 2004 ed.)
Heikki M. T. Hokkanen, Ann Hajek
R5,216 Discovery Miles 52 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Biological pesticides are increasingly finding therr place in IPM and increasing numbers of products are making therr way to the marketplace. Particularly in China, Latin America and Australia, implementation is proceeding on a large scale. However, in the USA and Europe, registration procedures for insect pathogens to be used for insect control have been established that requrre low levels of risk, resulting in costs of retarding the implementation of microbial agents. This book provides a review of the state of the art of studies on the envrronmental impact of microbial insecticides. It originates from a Society for Invertebrate Pathology Microbial Control Division Symposium .. Assessment of envrronmental safety of biological insecticides", organised in collaboration with the EU-ERBIC research project (FAIR5-CT97-3489). This symposium was initiated by Heikki Hokkanen and Chris Lomer, and was held at the SIP Annual Meeting in 2001 in The Netherlands. The emphasis in this book is on large scale use of microbial agents for insect control, demonstrating how this use has been proceeding with minimal envrron mental impact. This book is intended to be of use to regulatory authorities in determining whether further studies in eertain areas are necessary and how to conduct them if needed, or whether sufficient information has been collected already to permit fuH registration of many of these biological control agents.

Herbicide Classes in Development - Mode of Action, Targets, Genetic Engineering, Chemistry (Hardcover, 2002 ed.): Peter Boeger,... Herbicide Classes in Development - Mode of Action, Targets, Genetic Engineering, Chemistry (Hardcover, 2002 ed.)
Peter Boeger, Ko Wakabayashi, Kenji Hirai
R5,225 Discovery Miles 52 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the progress made in the study of the mode of action of phytotoxic compounds that have been developed as herbicides in the recent past. The 13 chapters are written by experts in herbicide research and development, chemists, biochemists, and plant physiologists. The biochemistry of the target enzymes is described together with model assays, molecular genetics and special reference to transgenic herbicide-resistant crops. Additional chapters deal with new synthetic chemical pathways, chirality effects found in certain herbicide classes, and transcuticular pesticide penetration.

Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects (Hardcover, 2002 ed.): Michael R. Wagner, Karen M. Clancy, Fran... Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects (Hardcover, 2002 ed.)
Michael R. Wagner, Karen M. Clancy, Fran cois Lieutier, Timothy D. Paine
R5,276 Discovery Miles 52 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects is a worldwide synthesis of tree resistance to insects. The contributions are by senior scientists and represent all the major forested regions of the world. The book constitutes a comprehensive treatment of the state of our knowledge on patterns of resistance by insect guilds and how this knowledge can be deployed to achieve the management of damaging forest insects. This book will serve as an essential reference book for all researchers and practitioners attempting to manage forest pests using genetic resistance.

Biocontrol Potential and its Exploitation in Sustainable Agriculture - Volume 2: Insect Pests (Hardcover): Rajeev K. Upadhyay,... Biocontrol Potential and its Exploitation in Sustainable Agriculture - Volume 2: Insect Pests (Hardcover)
Rajeev K. Upadhyay, K.G. Mukerji, B.P. Chamola
R5,344 Discovery Miles 53 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Plant based Biotechnology has come to represent a means of mitigating the problems of global food security in the twenty first century. Products and processes in agriculture are increasingly becoming linked to science and cutting edge technology, to enable the engineering of what are in effect, designer plants. One of the most successful, non chemical approaches to pest management and disease control, which seeks a solution in terms of using living organisms to regulate the incidence of pests and and pathogens, providing a `natural control' while still maintaining the biological balance with the ecosystem. This volume, describes the various biological agents used to control insect pests of a variety of crops. Readers may also be interested in Volume 1: Crop diseases, Weeds and Nematodes, published in December 2000, ISBN 0-306-46460-8.

Physical Control Methods in Plant Protection (Hardcover, 2001 ed.): Charles Vincent, Bernhard Panneton, Francis Fleurat-Lessard Physical Control Methods in Plant Protection (Hardcover, 2001 ed.)
Charles Vincent, Bernhard Panneton, Francis Fleurat-Lessard
R4,658 Discovery Miles 46 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jointly published with INRA, Paris.Pesticide resistance is becoming more frequent and widespread with more than 500 insect species known to have become resistant to synthetic insecticides. On the other hand, consumers increasingly demand agricultural products without any pesticide residues. This book, for the first time, shows the alternative: solely physical methods for plant protection by means of thermal, electromagnetic, mechanical and vacuum processes. A glossary rounds up this extremely valuable book.

Convention on Biological Diversity and Product Commercialisation in Development Assistance Projects - A Case Study of LUBILOSA... Convention on Biological Diversity and Product Commercialisation in Development Assistance Projects - A Case Study of LUBILOSA (Paperback)
David Dent, Christopher Lomer
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The LUBILOSA (Lutte Biologique contre les Locustes et Sauteriaux) Programme was initiated in 1989 and has been successful in developing a bioinsecticide for the biological control of locusts and grasshoppers. The efficacy of the product named Green Muscle has been clearly demonstrated in Africa, and provides an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical insecticides. Although it predates the Convention on Biological Diversity, LUBILOSA has been conducted in accordance with the benefit sharing and related provisions of the Convention.This book provides a review of the program in order to demonstrate how such research and product commercialization can be accomplished in the context of a development assistance project. In particular it shows how the provisions of the Convention can be fulfilled with respect to: equitable sharing of research results and benefits, access to and transfer of technology, exchange of information, technical and scientific cooperation, participation in research and financial resources.

A Technical Manual for Parasitic Weed Research and Extension (Hardcover, 2001 ed.): J. Kroschel A Technical Manual for Parasitic Weed Research and Extension (Hardcover, 2001 ed.)
J. Kroschel
R4,634 Discovery Miles 46 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Parasitic weeds of the families Cuscutaceae, Orobanchaceae and Scrophulariaceae are considered to be among the major problems facing agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics. In the last decades, enormous efforts have been made and success achieved by scientists all over the world in gaining a better understanding of their biology and ecology as well as of control methods. However, no substantial reduction of infestation has been achieved in the past and control strategies specific to the different parasites, crops and farming systems must be further developed or adapted and realised among a wider farming population with suitable extension methods. This `Technical Manual' provides up-to-date methodologies for various aspects of research and extension related to parasitic weed species of the genera Striga, Alectra, Orobanche and Cuscuta. It has the intention to support scientists and extension workers of international and national research and extension institutes and universities, who are either new to the subject or plan to apply further techniques they are not yet familiar with.

Biocontrol Potential and its Exploitation in Sustainable Agriculture - Crop Diseases, Weeds, and Nematodes (Hardcover, 2000... Biocontrol Potential and its Exploitation in Sustainable Agriculture - Crop Diseases, Weeds, and Nematodes (Hardcover, 2000 ed.)
Rajeev K. Upadhyay, K.G. Mukerji, B.P. Chamola
R4,688 Discovery Miles 46 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Plant based biotechnology has come to represent a means of mitigating the problems of global food security in the twenty-first century. Products and processes in agriculture are increasingly becoming linked to science and cutting edge technology, to enable the engineering of what are in effect, designer plants. One of the most successful, non-chemical approaches to pest management and disease control is biological control, which seeks a solution in terms of using living organisms to regulate the incidence of pests and pathogens, providing a natural control' while still maintaining the biological balance with the ecosystem. This volume, (the first of two), addresses the different types of biocontrol for different pests, namely, crop diseases, weeds and nematodes, and details the biology of both the pest and its enemies, which is vital for efficient use of biological control. The book has numerous contributors who are authorities in their fields, and would be an asset to those who have interest in sustainable agriculture and crop productivity.

Herbicides and Plant Physiology (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Andrew H. Cobb, John P. H. Reade Herbicides and Plant Physiology (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Andrew H. Cobb, John P. H. Reade
R1,482 Discovery Miles 14 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Herbicides continue to make a spectacular contribution to modern safe crop production. It is essential to understand how these compounds work in plants and their surroundings to properly facilitate the development of more effective and safer agrochemicals. This book provides that information in a succinct and user-friendly way.

The second edition of this very well-received and highly thought of book has been fully up-dated with much new information of relevance to the subject, particularly in the areas of cell and molecular biology.

Biochemical Sites of Insecticide Action and Resistance (Hardcover, 2001 ed.): Isaac Ishaaya Biochemical Sites of Insecticide Action and Resistance (Hardcover, 2001 ed.)
Isaac Ishaaya
R4,360 Discovery Miles 43 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The authors of this book report up-to-date methodologies relating to isolation, identification and use of various enzymes and receptor systems that serve as targets for insecticide action or as sites for resistance development. Thus, this book serves as an indispensable tool for scientists in academia and industry research, investigating or developing new insecticides with selective properties for the benefit of the environment. Possible countermeasures for resistance to novel insecticides are discussed.

Biological Control: Measures of Success (Hardcover, 2000 ed.): G. Gurr Biological Control: Measures of Success (Hardcover, 2000 ed.)
G. Gurr; Foreword by Jeff Waage; Edited by S. D. Wratten
R4,617 Discovery Miles 46 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As well as examining successful biological control programmes this book analyses why the majority of attempts fail. Off-target and other negative effects of biological control are also dealt with. Chapters contributed by leading international researchers and practitioners in all areas of biological control afford the book a breadth of coverage and depth of analysis not possible with a single author volume. Combined with the use of other experts to review chapters and editorial oversight to ensure thematic integrity of the volume, this book provides the most authoritative analysis of biological control published.
Key aspects addressed include how success may be measured, how successful biological control has been to date and how may it be made more successful in the future. With extensive use of contemporary examples, photographs, figures and tables this book will be invaluable to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as being a must' for all involved in making biological control successful.

Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops (Hardcover, 1999 ed.): Ramon Albajes, Maria Lodovica Gullino, Joop... Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops (Hardcover, 1999 ed.)
Ramon Albajes, Maria Lodovica Gullino, Joop C. van Lenteren, Yigal Elad
R8,403 Discovery Miles 84 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is mainly directed towards postgraduate students and professionals in the field of research and implementation of integrated pest and disease management programmes in greenhouse crops. After presenting the major pests and diseases that affect greenhouse vegetable and ornamental crops, several chapters deal with the tools for designing and implementing IP&DM in protected cultivation with particular emphasis on biological control. Current implementation and the future of IP&DM in the most important protected crops world-wide are presented in the concluding chapters. Protected cultivation is practised in many hundreds of thousands of hectares throughout the world under quite different social, economic and technical conditions. Contributions to the book reflect such a diversity of situations: from the high-technology glasshouses of northern Europe and America to the simple plastic tunnels of the Mediterranean area and temperate eastern Asia. Furthermore, the editors have entrusted each chapter to authors whose activity and perspectives could be complementary: pathologists and entomologists, from private and public sectors, and from differentiated geographical regions. Probably no book published to date has offered such a diverse yet integrated approach to pest and disease control in greenhouse crops. The book originated from an international course taught at the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies in Zaragoza, Spain. The authors are specialists from universities, research institutions and companies in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

Biotechnological Approaches in Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens (Hardcover, 1999 ed.): K.G. Mukerji, B.P. Chamola, Rajeev K.... Biotechnological Approaches in Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens (Hardcover, 1999 ed.)
K.G. Mukerji, B.P. Chamola, Rajeev K. Upadhyay
R4,674 Discovery Miles 46 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Biological control offers a promising alternative to chemical control which can have adverse environmental implications. This volume contains 16 articles describing the most modern topics in biocontrol of plant pathogens, including risk analysis for the release of microbial antagonists, genetic engineering and application of tissue culture.

Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers - A Colour Handbook, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition): David V. Alford Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers - A Colour Handbook, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
David V. Alford
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers have always been extremely popular and there is large demand-whether in gardens or parks-for alpines, bedding plants, cacti, cut flowers, house plants and pot plants, as well as herbaceous plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees. The first edition of this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book was extremely successful and it has now been fully revised and updated. The second edition contains over 60 new pests and almost 90 new color photographs. The book opens with a review of the main features of insects, mites and other major pest groups. The principles of pest control of ornamental plants are discussed, followed by sections on the various pests. Each major order and family is considered in turn, with details of their status, host range, world distribution, diagnostic features and biology. Descriptions of the characteristic damage caused are also given. Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers provides a unique source of permanent reference for all involved in the recognition, biology and control of the pests of ornamental crops, including professionals, scientists and students in agriculture, horticulture and entomology, and amateur gardeners.

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