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IPM for Gardeners (Paperback): Raymond A. Cloyd, Philip L. Nixon, Nancy R. Pataky IPM for Gardeners (Paperback)
Raymond A. Cloyd, Philip L. Nixon, Nancy R. Pataky
R558 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R88 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since the publication of "Silent Spring" in 1962, interest in alternative pest-management strategies has increased dramatically. As a way to reduce the use of pesticides and keep plants healthy, integrated pest management (IPM) has evolved to emphasize prevention, early diagnosis (or "scouting"), and long-term control strategies -- not quick fixes. Many nurseries, land-use agencies, and public gardens now require the use of IPM as an intelligent, real-world system to raise plants in an environmentally responsible manner.
Despite a plethora of technical IPM training manuals, no book until now has distilled its core philosophy for the home gardener, so that he or she can learn to manage plant health as the professionals do, based on scientific principles. In "IPM for Gardeners," a team of experts explains how any gardener can use IPM techniques for success at home. Authoritative, well-illustrated, and packed with case studies, this volume promises to change the way we see our gardens.

Integrated Pest Management - Concepts, Tactics, Strategies and Case Studies (Hardcover): Edward B. Radcliffe, William D.... Integrated Pest Management - Concepts, Tactics, Strategies and Case Studies (Hardcover)
Edward B. Radcliffe, William D. Hutchison, Rafael E. Cancelado
R3,295 Discovery Miles 32 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management. It uses natural predators, pest-resistant plants, and other methods to preserve a healthy environment in an effort to decrease reliance on harmful pesticides. Featuring forty chapters written by leading experts, this textbook covers a broad and comprehensive range of topics in integrated pest management, focused primarily on theory and concepts. It is complemented by two award winning websites, which are regularly updated and emphasize specific IPM tactics, their application, and IPM case studies: Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook - http: //ipmworld.umn.edu VegEdge - www.vegedge.umn.edu The two products are fully cross-referenced and form a unique and highly valuable resource. Written with an international audience in mind, this text is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on Integrated Pest Management, Insect or Arthropod Pest Management. It is also a valuable resource for researchers, extension specialists and IPM practitioners worldwide.

Integrated Pest Management - Concepts, Tactics, Strategies and Case Studies (Paperback): Edward B. Radcliffe, William D.... Integrated Pest Management - Concepts, Tactics, Strategies and Case Studies (Paperback)
Edward B. Radcliffe, William D. Hutchison, Rafael E. Cancelado
R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management. It uses natural predators, pest-resistant plants, and other methods to preserve a healthy environment in an effort to decrease reliance on harmful pesticides. Featuring forty chapters written by leading experts, this textbook covers a broad and comprehensive range of topics in integrated pest management, focused primarily on theory and concepts. It is complemented by two award winning websites, which are regularly updated and emphasize specific IPM tactics, their application, and IPM case studies: Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook - http: //ipmworld.umn.edu VegEdge - www.vegedge.umn.edu The two products are fully cross-referenced and form a unique and highly valuable resource. Written with an international audience in mind, this text is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on Integrated Pest Management, Insect or Arthropod Pest Management. It is also a valuable resource for researchers, extension specialists and IPM practitioners worldwide.

Mole Catching - A Practical Guide (Hardcover): Jeff Nicholls Mole Catching - A Practical Guide (Hardcover)
Jeff Nicholls
R401 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R38 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you are a gardener, groundsman, smallholder, or farmer and have a mole problem, then this book will be of enormous help to you. Pest-control books normally only devote a paragraph or two to moles and rarely cover the subject in detail. In one of the most comprehensive books ever written on the topic, professional mole catcher Jeff Nicholls reveals his enormous respect for the mole and emphasizes the absulute need to control them using humane and traditional methods that have been proven to work effectively. First he discusses the natural history of the mole and explains its characteristics and behavior, an understanding of which is essential if successful catching techniques are to be applied. He then discusses in detail the methods he uses in different terrain and weather conditions, considers how to locate mole runs, describes all the different types of traps that can be employed, and explains how to set the traps correctly.

Theoretical Approaches to Biological Control (Paperback): Bradford A. Hawkins, Howard V. Cornell Theoretical Approaches to Biological Control (Paperback)
Bradford A. Hawkins, Howard V. Cornell
R929 Discovery Miles 9 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Biological control is the suppression of pest populations using predators, parasitoids and pathogens. Historically, biological control has largely been on a trial-and-error basis, and has failed more often than it has succeeded. However by developing theories based upon fundamental population principles and the biological characteristics of the pest and agent, we can gain a much better understanding of when and how to use biological control. This book gathers together recent theoretical developments and provides a balanced guide to the important issues that need to be considered in applying ecological theory to biological control. It will be a source of productive and stimulating thought for all those interested in pest management, theoretical ecology and population biology.

Ecology of Weeds and Invasive Plants - Relationship to Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (Hardcover, 3rd Edition):... Ecology of Weeds and Invasive Plants - Relationship to Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Steven R Radosevich, Jodie S. Holt, Claudio M. Ghersa
R2,575 Discovery Miles 25 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The classic reference on weeds and invasive plants, revised and updated

The Third Edition of the authoritative reference gives readers an in-depthunderstanding of how weeds and invasive plants develop and interact in the environment so they can manage and control them more effectively. The guide includes an introduction to weeds and invasive plants in various environments and an overview of their ecology and evolution. With extensive examples, it:

Focuses on the biological features of weeds and invasive plants, especially as they exist in agriculture, forests, rangelands, and natural ecosystems

Includes coverage of exotic invasive plants

Discusses a variety of methods and tools for managing weeds and invasive plants, including physical, cultural, biological, and chemical approaches

Examines systems approaches for management, including modern Integrated Pest Management

Addresses future challenges for scientists, farmers, and land managers

This is the definitive, hands-on reference for land managers and professionals in plant sciences, agronomy, weed science, and horticulture. It is also an excellent textbook for senior undergraduate or graduate students studying agriculture, ecology, natural resources management, environmental management, or related fields.

Lacewings in the Crop Environment (Paperback): P.K. McEwen, T.R. New, A.E. Whittington Lacewings in the Crop Environment (Paperback)
P.K. McEwen, T.R. New, A.E. Whittington
R1,528 Discovery Miles 15 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Lacewings are predatory insects which attack and kill large numbers of insect pests. Lacewings in the Crop Environment addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of lacewing biology and their use in crop protection. The book opens with a section on lacewing systematics and ecology. Next, lacewings as predators in a wide variety of commercially important crops are reviewed and this is followed by a section on the principles of using lacewings in pest control. The possible impact of genetically modified crops on lacewing populations is also discussed. Finally, a fascinating array of case studies of lacewing use in many crops from around the world is presented, and future uses of lacewings speculated upon. Lacewings in the Crop Environment is an essential reference work and practical handbook for students, researchers of biological control, integrated pest management and agricultural science, and for field workers using lacewings in pest management programmes worldwide.

Pesticides in Southeast Asia - Environmental, Biomedical, and Economic Uses and Effects (Hardcover): Peter Kunstadter Pesticides in Southeast Asia - Environmental, Biomedical, and Economic Uses and Effects (Hardcover)
Peter Kunstadter
R1,153 R1,004 Discovery Miles 10 040 Save R149 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This much-needed collection of research by international and multidisciplinary experts explores the economic, environmental, and health benefits, as well as harmful consequences, of pesticide use in Thailand and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Population growth, the expansion of world trade, increased demands for quantity and quality of agricultural and other commodities, and the need to control vector-borne diseases over the past sixty years have given rise to a proliferation of synthetic chemical pesticides in both developed and developing nations. Since the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962, the easily perceived immediate benefits of pesticides have been tempered by concerns about their more subtle long-term environmental and health consequences. The use of pesticides is often justified as beneficial in economic terms, but the amounts and allocations of the direct and indirect costs have come into question. The book includes descriptions of pests and the pesticides used to control them. Authors give several perspectives on questions of safety, cost, and benefit for the environment, economy, and public health. Representatives of pesticide and commodity producers argue for the low-risk benefits of pesticides if they are properly used; research scientists present information on health and environmental consequences of the actual patterns of use by farmers; economists present data on costs and their allocation; and development agency representatives describe methods of reducing hazards through farmers' field schools and integrated pest management, and discuss the procedures and problems of international control of pesticides. Peter Kunstadter is recently retired from the University of California, San Francisco.

Ecology and Management of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) (Hardcover, New): Petr Pysek, Matthew Cock, Wolfgang... Ecology and Management of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) (Hardcover, New)
Petr Pysek, Matthew Cock, Wolfgang Nentwig, Hans Ravn
R2,636 Discovery Miles 26 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum is a pernicious invasive species, with significant impact on human health due to its phytoxic sap. From its native area, the Caucasus, it has spread across Europe creating serious environmental and health problems. This book, the output of a three-year EU project involving 40 European experts, is an authoritative compendium of current knowledge on this amazing invasive plant and will facilitate improved management. It is an invaluable resource for both practitioner and student, and covers topics including taxonomy, genetics, reproduction, population ecology, and invasion dynamics. It also reviews the possibilities of mechanical, chemical and biological control.

Botanicals as Ecofriendly Pesticides (Hardcover): P.P. Mahulikar, K.M. Chavan Botanicals as Ecofriendly Pesticides (Hardcover)
P.P. Mahulikar, K.M. Chavan
R1,372 Discovery Miles 13 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book deals essentially with the aspects that are of immediate concern to new researchers in the field of botanicals and natural products. It presents the first comprehensive overview of the plant products since they were introduced in the pest management covering both theoretical and practical applications. This book covers the key aspects of the plant products including: Natural pest management agents from plants, extraction of plants products, characterization and formulation and bioassay of extracts against different pests. The book reports for the first time in the field of botanicals, a study on the stability of the prepared extracts towards their various biological activity against different microbial and stored grain pests through a large number of the prepared extracts and formulations in both water and organic media. The book is an indispensable and interdisciplinary text for researchers and scientists from Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and related disciplines, working in this important and fascinating area of botanicals and natural products in Integrated Pest Management IPM concept.

The Death of Ramon Gonzalez - The Modern Agricultural Dilemma (Paperback, Revised Edition): Angus Wright The Death of Ramon Gonzalez - The Modern Agricultural Dilemma (Paperback, Revised Edition)
Angus Wright
R876 Discovery Miles 8 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From reviews of the first edition: "Angus Wright has shown in a brilliant study [how] the imposition of high-yield agriculture helped to break apart the intimate relationship between cultures and ecosystems that had coevolved over long periods of time."--David W. Orr, from Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect"The Death of Ramon Gonzalez is a blockbuster. In a dramatic, readable story, Wright has provided a new way of looking at the tragic human and environmental consequences of chemical-dependent agriculture."--Wes Jackson, The Land Institute

The Death of Ramon Gonzalez has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative agriculture, environmental studies, ecology, ethnic studies, public health, and Mexican, Latin American, and environmental history. The book has also been used at the University of California-Santa Cruz as a model of interdisciplinary work and at the University of Iowa as a model of fine journalism, and has inspired numerous other books, theses, films, and investigative journalism pieces.

This revised edition of The Death of Ramon Gonzalez updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development. In a new afterword, Angus Wright reconsiders the book's central ideas within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and NAFTA, showing that in many ways what he called "the modern agricultural dilemma" should now be thought of as a "twenty-first century dilemma" that involves far more than agriculture.

Nematodes as Biocontrol Agents (Hardcover): Michael Wilson Nematodes as Biocontrol Agents (Hardcover)
Michael Wilson; Edited by Parwinder Grewal, R. Ehlers, D. Shapiro-Llan
R3,183 Discovery Miles 31 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book documents and illustrates major developments in the use of nematodes for the biological control of insects and slugs. It covers the use of three main types of nematodes: entomopathogenic nematodes, entomophilic nematodes and slug-parasitic nematodes. The biology, commercial production, formulation and quality control, application technology, strategy and safety of each of these three nematode groups is discussed. The book also examines the application of nematodes in different cropping systems, and the efficacy of nematodes against specific pests. The potential of predatory nematodes to control plant-parasitic nematodes and mycophagous nematodes to control fungal pathogens is also reviewed.

Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Miguel Altieri, Clara Nicholls Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Miguel Altieri, Clara Nicholls
R1,634 Discovery Miles 16 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explore the latest research on biological control! Completely updated for 2004, this new edition examines methods for making agricultural systems less susceptible to insect pests. Containing new findings and reports of strategies, Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition will show you how pests can be managed by enhancing beneficial biodiversity using agroecological diversification methods. Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition provides you with an essential overview of the role of biodiversity in agriculture and then gets specific, with new and updated information on: the agroecology of pest management plant diversity and pest outbreaks within agroecosystems diversification strategies for pest management how sustainable farming systems are designed You'll also explore: the role of plant diversity on the biology of beneficial insects insect regulation in diverse agroecosystems manipulation of plant diversity in agroecosystems ecological and socioeconomic implications The fact is, many modern agroecosystems are unstable as a consequence of constant human intervention in crop systems which ignore ecological principles. With case studies on a variety of crops and pests, Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition explores entomological aspects of agriculture and analyzes the ecological basis for the maintenance of biodiversity. It will familiarize you with the theory and practice of enhancing biological pest control in agricultural systems by managing vegetational diversity via multiple cropping, cover cropping, rotations, and other spatial and temporal designs. With studies on intercropping, cover cropping, weed management, and crop-field border vegetation manipulation, this book covers the effects of these diverse systems on pest population density and the mechanisms underlying pest reduction in polycultures. Make it a part of your reference/teaching collection today!

Exotic Pests and Diseases - Biology and Economics for Biosecurity (Hardcover, Little Simon Ed.): Daniel A. Sumner, Frank H. Buck Exotic Pests and Diseases - Biology and Economics for Biosecurity (Hardcover, Little Simon Ed.)
Daniel A. Sumner, Frank H. Buck
R3,525 Discovery Miles 35 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Exotic pests and diseases have long been an important concern in agriculture. The problem is becoming increasingly urgent and complex because agricultural trade has been liberalized worldwide, and as a consequence, the probability of spreading a disease or a pest through national borders has become a real threat, not only for the agricultural industry but also for human health and the natural environment.


This edited volume's list of international contributors reads like a Who's Who of international agricultural research This book includes ten interdisciplinary case studies that focus on specific pests or diseases that represent a range of threats to U.S. agriculture, wild lands and the urban landscape, and possible government responses to these threats. Each chapter combines, in an original fashion, biological foundations and implications for the public, giving powerful insights to a series of public policy issues of national and international relevance. In many instances, economic analysis of alternative policies is included.

Exotic pest control is discussed in a public good general framework, and under the international regulatory laws comprised by the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Protocol of the WTO.

Comparative Epidemiology of Plant Diseases (Hardcover, 2003 ed.): Jurgen Kranz Comparative Epidemiology of Plant Diseases (Hardcover, 2003 ed.)
Jurgen Kranz
R4,630 Discovery Miles 46 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Comparison is a powerful cognitive research tool in science since it does "across studies" to evaluate similarities and differences, e.g. across taxa or diseases. This book deals with comparative research on plant disease epidemics. Comparisons are done in specifically designed experiments or with posterior analyses. From the apparently unlimited diversity of epidemics of hundreds of diseases, comparative epidemiology may eventually extract a number of basic types. These findings are very important to crop protection. Plant disease epidemiology, being the ecological branch of plant pathology, may also be of value to ecologists, but also epidemiologists in the areas of animal or human diseases may find interesting results, applicable to their areas of research.

Palladium (Paperback): International Programme on Chemical Safety Palladium (Paperback)
International Programme on Chemical Safety
R712 Discovery Miles 7 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Palladium is a steel-white, ductile metallic element resembling and occurring with the other platinum group metals and nickel. Palladium and its alloys are used in the (petro) chemical and the automotive industries as catalysts, in dentistry, and in electronics and the, electrical industry.This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposures to palladium. The general population is primarily exposed to palladium through dental alloys or jewellery. There were case reports referring to palladium sensitivity associated with exposure to palladium-containing dental restorations; the, symptoms being contact dermatitis, stomatitis or mucositis and oral lichen planus.Palladium ions are considered to be highly toxic to aquatic organisms. However, due to palladium's high economic value, emissions of palladium from point sources are currently minimal. Increased use of catalytic converters may increase palladium emissions from diffuse sources. It was recommended that these emissions should, be controlled to be as low as possible.

Plant Pathologists' Pocketbook (Paperback, 3rd edition): Jim Waller, Jillian M. Lenn'e, Sarah Waller Plant Pathologists' Pocketbook (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Jim Waller, Jillian M. Lenn'e, Sarah Waller
R1,495 Discovery Miles 14 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This essential handbook for advanced student and practicing plant pathologists has been thoroughly reorganized and updated since publication of the second edition in 1983. New features include the rearrangement of topics to facilitate use, and 44 short succinct chapters, each providing valuable and practical information. There are several new chapter topics and five overall sections covering disease recognition and evaluation, causation, diagnosis and investigation as well as disease management and general techniques and information.

Plant Pathologists' Pocketbook (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Jim Waller, Jillian M. Lenn'e, Sarah Waller Plant Pathologists' Pocketbook (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Jim Waller, Jillian M. Lenn'e, Sarah Waller
R2,888 Discovery Miles 28 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The handbook for student and practising plant pathologists has been thoroughly reorganised and updated since the publication of the 2nd edition in 1983. Features include: rearrangement of topics to facilitate use; 49 short succinct chapters, each providing practical information; new topics - landmarks in plant pathology, survey of sampling procedures, disease evaluation, effects of climate change, biochemical and molecular techniques, epidemic modelling, breeding for resistance, laboratory safety and electronic databases; and seven overall sections covering disease recognition and evaluation, causation, diagnosis, investigation, control, general techniques, and presentation of results.

Dinitro-Ortho-Cresol (Paperback): Who? Dinitro-Ortho-Cresol (Paperback)
Who?; Who?, Ipcs
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to dinitro-"ortho"-cresol, a chemical used for over a century as an acaricide, larvicide, and ovicide to control the dormant forms of many insects in orchards. The chemical is also sprayed on potatoes to prevent virus and disease contamination of the tubers. Although the chemical's use as a pesticide has been banned in many countries, significant volumes of obsolete stocks are still found in several parts of the world, especially in developing countries. Dinitro-"ortho"-cresol continues to be used in the plastics industry as an inhibitor of polymerization in styrene and vinyl aromatic compounds. Concerning environmental behavior studies indicate that the chemical is rapidly biodegraded in soil and has no potential to volatilize when released to water. Evidence further suggests that uptake by treated fruit trees or potatoes leaving residues at harvest time does not occur. Food is therefore not considered an important source of exposure for the general population. Occupational exposures during agricultural spraying and during manufacturing and formulation are regarded as the principal sources of human exposure. The most extensive part evaluates the results of toxicity studies in laboratory mammals and "in vitro "test systems. Short-term dietary administration decreased body-weight gain in some species, usually without significant alteration in food consumption. At high doses, adverse effects on the liver have been observed. Data on embryotoxicity, teratogenicity, mutagenicity, and carcinogenicity were judged inadequate for evaluation. The evaluation of effects on human health draws on data obtained during the limited use of dinitro-"ortho"-cresol in the 1930s as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of obesity and on cases of acute poisoning. Symptoms associated with toxicity include restlessness, flushed skin, sweating, thirst, deep and rapid respiration, severe increase of body temperature, and cyanosis leading to collapse, coma, and death. Concerning adverse effects on occupationally exposed workers, the report cites a dramatic decline over the last 25 years in reported cases of occupational intoxication. The decline is attributed to better education of users, the use of adequate protective equipment, and improvements in application techniques, equipment, and formulations. The report concludes that when used according to registered recommendations, and when measures for personal protection are followed, exposure to dinitro-"ortho"-cresol is reduced to levels that do not cause systemic toxicity.

Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico (Hardcover): J.E. McPherson, Robert McPherson Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico (Hardcover)
J.E. McPherson, Robert McPherson
R3,497 Discovery Miles 34 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many scientists have reported an extensive amount of information on the biology, life history, and damage potential of stink bugs. However, this information is scattered among numerous journals, periodicals, and other publications. Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico brings together the applied and nonapplied literature in one complete and concise format.
The book gives you:
o Section by section discussions of various economic stink bug species and damage to individual crops
o Separate tables of host plants organized by common name, scientific name, and family name
o General biology for each economic stink bug species
o Strategies for the control of destructive species
o Keys for identification of stink bug species
o Numerous unique line drawings
o Over 700 references on stink bug publications
Written by two top-notch researchers whose experience is complementary, the book examines these constant pests. The first comprehensive resource on this fascinating and destructive group of insects, Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico provides you with a reference that you can use in the laboratory or in the field for easy identification of pentatomids.

Nicotinoid Insecticides and the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor (Hardcover, 1999 ed.): I. Yamamoto, J.E. Casida Nicotinoid Insecticides and the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor (Hardcover, 1999 ed.)
I. Yamamoto, J.E. Casida
R5,828 Discovery Miles 58 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Insect pest control has continuously evolved from inorganics to botanicals, to chlo- rinated hydrocarbons, to organophosphorus compounds and methylcarbamates, then synthetic pyrethroids and most recently synthetic nicotinoids as the major classes. These insecticides allowed high standards of crop protection at minimal cost. A limitation in each new class of compounds is the selection of resistant strains and ultimate control failures and this serves as a driving force to discover and develop replacement compounds to circumvent resistance and overcome problem areas. The nicotinoids now play a critical role in meeting this need. Three generations of chemicals are involved in the history of nicotinoid insecti- cides. The first generation was the botanical nicotine used for at least three centuries to control sucking insect pests but largely replaced in the 1940s and 1950s by the more effective organophosphorus compounds and methylcarbamates, some with systemic properties. Synthesis programs based on nicotine as a prototype did not yield compounds that could compete with other synthetic insecticides. The second generation was the nitromethylene type such as nithiazine, discovered by Shell sci- entists in a screening/optimization program. The nitromethylenes had the potency, selectivity, and systemic properties but lacked the field effectiveness largely because of photolability (so close yet so far from a major commercial product). The third generation required a series of advances made by Bayer researchers starting from nithiazine as the model and enhancing its photostability and potency with a nitroimine and chloropyridyl moiety, respectively, to give imidacloprid, the subject of much of this monograph.

Chemistry and Mode of Action of Crop Protection Agents (Paperback): Leonard G. Copping, H. Geoffrey Hewitt Chemistry and Mode of Action of Crop Protection Agents (Paperback)
Leonard G. Copping, H. Geoffrey Hewitt
R744 Discovery Miles 7 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book examines the chemistry and mode of action of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators. It follows crop protection strategies from early discoveries to the present day, emphasising the biochemical targets of the compounds discussed. Chemistry and Mode of Action of Crop Protection Agents provides an in-depth, yet easy to read and understand, review of the major classes of pesticides, explaining also the basis of their activity and selectivity. Throughout, there are many references to allow the reader to pursue areas of special interest, and each chapter contains questions to ensure that the text has been understood. This is the first book on the mode of action of pesticides to have been published in over ten years, and as such will have a very wide audience. It is aimed primarily at graduate level but will also be relevant to the needs of some sixth form and undergraduate courses, as well as to industrialists and advisors in the field of crop protection.

In Search of More Solutions - More Ideas for Problem Solving Activities (Paperback): Janet Taylor In Search of More Solutions - More Ideas for Problem Solving Activities (Paperback)
Janet Taylor
R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Search of More Solutions provides material for chemical "egg race" competitions that help to put the fun back into chemistry, and gives students that "little bit extra" to motivate them to follow a scientific or technical career. Aimed at those following post-16 chemistry courses, the book encourages students to design their own experiments in relation to the tasks set, and as they overcome the obstacles within the tasks, their inventiveness and enthusiasm flourishes. Fifty activities are described, providing students with opportunities to develop their problem-solving skills and teachers with ideas for assignments and investigations. The tasks set in this book have been trialled in schools and colleges around the UK.

Analysis of Vertebrate Pest Control (Hardcover, New): Jim Hone Analysis of Vertebrate Pest Control (Hardcover, New)
Jim Hone
R2,583 Discovery Miles 25 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book describes the application of statistics, economics and mathematical modeling to the control of bird and mammal pests. It is about how scientists have analyzed whether vertebrates are pests and what is achieved by control. The book distinguishes itself from other books on the topic by emphasizing the science behind vertebrate pest control rather than methods of control. Dr. Hone critically reviews the literature on topics such as damage assessment and control evaluation and makes links to ecology, epidemiology, fisheries management and economics. The text includes case studies of many mammalian and avian pests in a worldwide scope.

Aphids on the World's Trees - An Identification and Information Guide (Hardcover): Roger Blackman, Victor Eastop Aphids on the World's Trees - An Identification and Information Guide (Hardcover)
Roger Blackman, Victor Eastop
R5,349 Discovery Miles 53 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a comprehensive, species-by-species account of all the world s tree-dwelling aphids. It can be used both as an identification guide by entomologists and taxonomists, and as a database in studies of biosystematics and biodiversity. In all, 1758 aphid species are covered, feeding on trees in 355 genera. There are detailed host lists and illustrated keys to the aphids colonizing each tree genus, followed by a systematic treatment of the aphid species in alphabetical order of genera, with information on appearance in life, host range, distribution, life cycle and natural enemies. There are 722 drawings, 108 photographs and more than 1800 literature references. The volume will be a standard reference for workers in entomology and forestry."

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