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

Sterile Insect Technique - Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management (Hardcover, 2005 ed.): V.A. Dyck, J.... Sterile Insect Technique - Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management (Hardcover, 2005 ed.)
V.A. Dyck, J. Hendrichs, A.S. Robinson
R7,246 Discovery Miles 72 460 Out of stock

The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly pest control method that fits into area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes. This book describes the principles and practice of SIT, frankly evaluating its strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures. SIT is useful against pests that have considerable impact on plant, animal and human health, and criteria are provided to guide in the selection of pests appropriate for SIT.

Novel Biotechnologies for Biocontrol Agent Enhancement and Management (Paperback, 2007 Ed.): Maurizio Vurro, Jonathan Gressel Novel Biotechnologies for Biocontrol Agent Enhancement and Management (Paperback, 2007 Ed.)
Maurizio Vurro, Jonathan Gressel
R2,998 Discovery Miles 29 980 Out of stock

Weeds, insects, rodents, and pathogens are major problems in agricultural and urban environments; there is a clear need to augment chemical methods of control with biological methods. Until now these efforts have had limited success because of insufficient virulence of the host-specific organisms used. Naturally occurring biological agents are in evolutionary balance with their hosts, and attaining the level of control typically desired would lead to extinction of both the control agent and its host.In this book, the main researchers involved in enhancing fungal, bacterial, virus and insect biological control agents on different targets review progress in overcoming the barrier of insufficient virulence. This multi-disciplinary group, with backgrounds in many facets of biotechnology and crop protection, reviews their work and that of others, and describes the approaches, the successes and the remaining barriers in an integrated manner.

Bugs in the System - Redesigning the Pesticide Industry for Sustainable Agriculture (Paperback): William Vorley, Dennis Keeney Bugs in the System - Redesigning the Pesticide Industry for Sustainable Agriculture (Paperback)
William Vorley, Dennis Keeney
R919 R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Save R373 (41%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This important, interdisciplinary contribution to the 'greening' business debate looks at one of the most environmentally controversial industries - the chemical pesticide industry. If that sector can be put on to an environmentally sustainable footing, then the same may be possible for virtually all of industry. As business and environmental trends turn the pesticide industry's focus to biotechnology and seed engineering, this book examines the extent to which the industry is prepared to exploit new business opportunities in a more regenerative agriculture and draws attention to the industry's economic, environmental and social responsibilities.

The Tropical Agriculturalist: Weed Control (Paperback): The Tropical Agriculturalist: Weed Control (Paperback)
R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Out of stock

"Weed Control" describes the basic biology of weeds and the characteristics of weed species. The methods of control - manual, animal-powered and engine-driven cultivation methods, biological, cultural and chemical control - are described and illustrated in detail, together with the main herbicides and their application measures. Preventative measures and how to choose a control method are included to stress the importance of appropriate methods. This volume continues by describing weed control in all the main annual and perennial tropical crops, and concludes with botanical details and control measures for the main tropical weed species.

Pests and Pathogens: Management Strategies (Hardcover, New): Vudem D. Reddy, Poduri N. Rao, Khareedu V. Rao Pests and Pathogens: Management Strategies (Hardcover, New)
Vudem D. Reddy, Poduri N. Rao, Khareedu V. Rao
R3,480 R3,021 Discovery Miles 30 210 Save R459 (13%) Out of stock

The need and demand to feed the ever-increasing global population pose major challenges for increasing crop productivity in an eco-friendly manner. The cultivation of crops under input-intensive conditions has however resulted in an enhanced vulnerability of high-yielding cultivars to a multitude of pests and pathogens at all phenological stages. The disease spectrum and intensity are continuously changing because of the dynamic nature of crop systems, pests and pathogens. Disease management has therefore become the major functional component of the crop production systems. This reference volume and manual covers the complete spectrum of current issues in pest and pathogen disease management: Insect pests: pathogens of rice, sorghum, chickpea and castor and their management; Molecular marker-assisted breeding and transgenic crops for disease management; Management of forest insect pests; Effect of climate change on insects, pathogens, plants and pesticide usage; Botanicals & microbial pesticides and insect resistance to synthetic pesticides, and Integrated pest management and bioinformatics' solutions. The text is supported by a full color photograph section. Most chapters represent studies down in India and South East Asia. Scientists and practitioners working in other subtropical and tropical areas will also benefit from the information and strategies provided in this volume. Edited by three experienced specialists, this volume will benefit researchers and professionals in crop science, plant diseases and bioinformatics.

Insect Pest Management - Techniques for Environmental Protection (Paperback): Jack E. Rechcigl, Nancy A. Rechcigl Insect Pest Management - Techniques for Environmental Protection (Paperback)
Jack E. Rechcigl, Nancy A. Rechcigl
R1,478 Discovery Miles 14 780 Out of stock

Insect pest control continues to be a challenge for agricultural producers and researchers. Insect resistance to commonly used pesticides and the removal of toxic pesticides from the market have taken their toll on the ability of agricultural producers to produce high quality, pest-free crops within economical means. In addition to this, they must not endanger their workers or the environment. We depend on agriculture for food, feed, and fiber, making it an essential part of our economy. Many people take agriculture for granted while voicing concern over adverse effects of agricultural production practices on the environment. Insect Pest Management presents a balanced overview of environmentally safe and ecologically sound practices for managing insects. This book covers specific ecological measures, environmentally acceptable physical control measures, use of chemical pesticides, and a detailed account of agronomic and other cultural practices. It also includes a chapter on state-of-the-art integrated pest management based, a section on biological control, and lastly a section devoted to legal and legislative issues. Insect Pest Management approaches its subject in a systematic and comprehensive manner. It serves as a useful resource for professionals in the fields of entomology, agronomy, horticulture, ecology, and environmental sciences, as well as to agricultural producers, industrial chemists, and people concerned with regulatory and legislative issues.

Armored Scale Insects, Volume 4A (Hardcover): Bozzano G Luisa Armored Scale Insects, Volume 4A (Hardcover)
Bozzano G Luisa
R6,438 Discovery Miles 64 380 Out of stock

This two-volume book presents an up-to-date account of armored scale insects (Homoptera: Diaspididas), a family of highly specialized insects, many of which are important agricultural pests. Being sedentary, colonial and rather cryptic, many species have invaded new countries with important host plants. This has made them prime targets for biological control by natural enemies.
No other book has attempted to present such a rounded picture of this important group. It covers all aspects: morphology, systematics, phylogeny, biology, ecology, natural enemies (pathogens, predators, parasites), pest status, control measures (quarantine, eradication, monitoring, chemical control, biological control, mechanical control, integrated control), as well as pest problems and control on specific crops, from a worldwide perspective.
The armored scale insects: their morphology, systematics and phylogeny; reproductive biology and genetics; development biology and physiology; ecology; and techiques for their study is handled in Volume A.
The natural enemies of armored scale insects, and with their damage and control: pathogens; predators; parasites; hyperparasites; ecology and efficacy of natural enemies; techniques; economic importance; quarantine; eradication; forecasting and monitoring infestations; chemical control; biological control; mechanical control; integrated pest management; pest problems and control in specific crops is dealt with in Volume B.
The book is intended for a broad audience: professional entomologists, extension specialists, pest control operators and advanced horticulturists and agriculturists, as well as biologists, naturalists and environmentalists (the lattershould find the strong emphasis on natural enemies and biological control of interest).

Pesticide residues in food 2011 [CD-ROM] - joint FAO/WHO meeting on pesticide residues, report of the Joint Meeting of the FAO... Pesticide residues in food 2011 [CD-ROM] - joint FAO/WHO meeting on pesticide residues, report of the Joint Meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and the WHO Core Assessment Group on Pesticide Residues, Geneva, Switzerland, 20-29 September 2011 (CD-ROM)
Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization
R859 Discovery Miles 8 590 Out of stock

The annual Joint Meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and the WHO Core Assessment Group on Pesticide Residues was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 20 to 29 September 2011. The Meeting was held in pursuance of recommendations made by previous Meetings and accepted by the governing bodies of FAO and WHO that studies should be undertaken jointly by experts to evaluate possible hazards to humans arising from the occurrence of pesticide residues in foods. This report contains information on ADIs, ARfDs, maximum residue levels, and general principles for the evaluation of pesticides. The recommendations of the Joint Meeting, including further research and information, are proposed for use by Member governments of the FAO and WHO and other interested parties

Banned - A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology (Hardcover): Frederick Rowe Davis Banned - A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology (Hardcover)
Frederick Rowe Davis
R953 Discovery Miles 9 530 Out of stock

Silent Spring catalyzed an environmental movement in the 1960s and achieved a ban on DDT, but are the alternatives any less toxic? Rachel Carson's eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government policy. Frederick Rowe Davis thoughtfully sets Carson's study in the context of the twentieth century, reconsiders her achievement, and analyzes its legacy in light of toxic chemical use and regulation today. Davis examines the history of pesticide development alongside the evolution of the science of toxicology and tracks legislation governing exposure to chemicals across the twentieth century. He affirms the brilliance of Carson's careful scientific interpretations drawing on data from university and government toxicologists. Although Silent Spring instigated legislation that successfully terminated DDT use, other warnings were ignored. Ironically, we replaced one poison with even more toxic ones. Davis concludes that we urgently need new thinking about how we evaluate and regulate pesticides in accounting for their ecological and human toll.

Predators and Parasitoids (Hardcover): Opender Koul, G.S. Dhaliwal Predators and Parasitoids (Hardcover)
Opender Koul, G.S. Dhaliwal
R3,740 Discovery Miles 37 400 Out of stock


Population size and the dynamic behaviour of many plant-eating insects is largely determined by the levels of their natural enemies. Any reduction in enemy number can result in an insect outbreak. Applied biological control can therefore be considered as a strategy to restore functional biodiversity in many agroecosystems. Predators and Parasitoids addresses the role of natural enemies in pest control as an integrated pest management concept. It examines how Trichogramma, the extensively studied natural enemy of insect pests, has been used as a pest management tool and describes important aspects such as the inducible defense mechanisms of plants and the effects that plant diversity can have on herbivores and natural enemies. Specific chapters address recent advances in biological control: the effects of multiparasitism on parasitization; synergism between insect pathogens and entomophagous insects; and the use of exotic insects for weed control.
With contributions from leading worldwide experts, Predators and Parasitoids reveals the latest research in this field. Ideal for graduate students, research scientists and professionals in biological pest control, agriculture, entomology and ecology.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203302567

Health Effects of Pesticides (Hardcover): A.K. Srivastava, C. Kesavachandran Health Effects of Pesticides (Hardcover)
A.K. Srivastava, C. Kesavachandran
R2,885 R2,511 Discovery Miles 25 110 Save R374 (13%) Out of stock

Health Effects of Pesticides covers various aspects of the use of pesticides, their behaviour, degradation, and impacts on the agrarian environment. It focuses on pesticide poisoning incidents and farm practices in developing countries. The health impacts of pesticides, including neurological, respiratory, and dermal effects, are examined. Other repercussions caused as a result of pesticides, including reproductive abnormalities and cancer, are comprehensively discussed. Effects of pesticides on general health and agrarian health surveys have been touched upon. Please note: This volume is Co-published with The Energy and Resources Institute Press, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals, 3 Volume Set (Hardcover, Reissue): Jack R. Plimmer, Nancy N. Ragsdale, Derek Gammon Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals, 3 Volume Set (Hardcover, Reissue)
Jack R. Plimmer, Nancy N. Ragsdale, Derek Gammon
R35,122 Discovery Miles 351 220 Out of stock

This Encyclopedia provides coverage of a wide range of topics contributed by experts world wide. The work emphasizes the chemicals used in agriculture for management of pests, their development, use, metabolism, toxicology and mode of action. These chemicals include pesticides, such as the herbicides (weed killers), insecticides and fungicides. Applications of biotechnology are included as are discussions of natural products and growth regulators. Fertilizers and soil fertility are covered at length as well as the persistence of pesticide residues, their degradation, environmental transport and implications of their residues in the environmental. Toxicological and regulatory implications are included throughout.

  • Comprehensive range of topics included emphasizing chemicals used in pest management and soil fertility.
  • Cover the chemistry, properties, toxicology, biotechnology, regulatory and environmental aspects of agrochemicals.
  • Expert contributors from around the world.
  • Provides an introduction to the field of agrochemicals.
  • Environmental and toxicological aspects are included.

This work is a single source reference containing authoritative articles, definitions, literature citations and suggestions for further reading.

Available as a 3-volume print set or a convenient online edition. For details regarding the online edition please visit Wiley InterScience at www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/eoa

The definitive reference work on agrochemicals

Agrochemicals, such as pesticides, animal food additives, veterinary drugs, and related compounds, have become absolutely integral to the production of large-scale agriculture. As the prevalence of agrochemicals has steadily increased during the past 50 years, so have their complexity and sophistication. The three volume Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals is the first major reference work exclusively devoted to the cataloging, analysis, regulation, utility, and environmental impact of agrochemicals. This multidisciplinary resource proves an invaluable guide to government policy makers and environmental analysts as well as scientists in the agricultural, veterinary, chemical, and biotechnology industries.

Metabolism of Agrochemicals in Plants (Hardcover): Terry Roberts Metabolism of Agrochemicals in Plants (Hardcover)
Terry Roberts
R8,242 Discovery Miles 82 420 Out of stock

The importance of understanding the metabolism of agrochemicals in plants has never been greater. In a world where food safety and environmental concerns are increasing, knowledge of the metabolic processes within plants and the terminal residues of agrochemicals in food crops is invaluable. Written by experts in the agrochemical industry and academia, Metabolism of Agrochemicals in Plants is the first text to give systematic coverage of this important topic.
This text brings together the current status of the subject with chapters on regulatory considerations, comparative metabolism of plants and animals, and the different phases of metabolism. Including new and novel research in primary metabolism, herbicide metabolism and bound residues, this work is unique and thoroughly up to date. This is an essential text for chemists and biochemists working in the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries and academia as well as analytical chemists, regulatory chemists and environmental scientists.
Metabolism of Agrochemicals in Plants is a volume in the Wiley Series in Agrochemicals and Plant Protection. This series brings together current scientific and regulatory knowledge and perspectives on all aspects of the use of chemicals and biotechnology in agriculture.

Insect Viruses and Pest Management (Hardcover): Frances R.Hunter- Fujita, Philip F. Entwistle, Hugh F. Evans, Norman E. Crook Insect Viruses and Pest Management (Hardcover)
Frances R.Hunter- Fujita, Philip F. Entwistle, Hugh F. Evans, Norman E. Crook
R8,094 Discovery Miles 80 940 Out of stock

This is an essential guidebook, providing a comprehensive overview of insect viruses and pest management. Part One of this volume explores the rationale behind the employment of insect pathogenic viruses in pest control and documents the assessment of biological activity, the ecology of baculoviruses, control strategies, virus production and formulation, and the conduct and recording of field control trials. Part Two comprises an authoritative global survey of current practice, R&D, and up--to--date technical studies of insect viruses and their application in pest management. This survey was compiled with the assistance of a panel of world--wide experts and will prove an invaluable and unique data source. Building on the key topics discussed in Part One, easy--to--follow, practical protocols are presented in Part Three, including detailed accounts of standard operating procedures for working with insects, isolation, propagation (in vivo and in vitro), purification, characterization and enumeration of viruses, suggestions for good laboratory layout and design, mass production methods, formulation and quality control. The importance of external environmental factors concerning virus survival and efficacy is also not forgotten, and in the final part the effects of solar radiation and the relationships between viruses and plant surfaces are discussed. Indispensable reading for all professionals and students interested in insect virology and pest control, this book is a comprehensive reference manual.

The Triazine Herbicides (Hardcover): Homer M. Lebaron The Triazine Herbicides (Hardcover)
Homer M. Lebaron; Edited by Janis MC Farland Ph D, Homer M. Lebaron
R2,934 Discovery Miles 29 340 Out of stock

Over the past 50 years, triazines have made a great impact on agriculture and world hunger by assisting in the development of new farming methods, providing greater farming and land use capabilities, and increasing crop yields. Triazines are registered in over 80 countries and save billions of dollars a year. The Triazine Herbicides is the one book that presents a comprehensive view of the total science and agriculture of these chemicals. With emphasis on how the chemicals are studied and developed, reviewed, and used at the agricultural level this book provides valuable insight into the benefits of triazine herbicides for sustainable agriculture.
* Presents previously unpublished information on the discovery, development and marketing of herbicides
* Includes a vital section on the origin, use, economics and fate of triazine herbicides
* Covers benefits of triazines in corn and sorghum, sugarcane, citrus, fruit and nut crops
* Establishes best management practice and environmental benefits of use in conservation tillage

Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture (Paperback): Jessica Page, Paul Horne Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture (Paperback)
Jessica Page, Paul Horne
R1,218 Discovery Miles 12 180 Out of stock

"Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture" discusses the principles of pest management and relates this to historical methods as well as current and future directions. It describes current practice, the concept of agricultural ecosystems, the role of pesticides and cultural control options. A separate chapter covers biological control and the different ways in which this may be implemented.The book provides a detailed examination of the application of pesticides, the different types that are available and how they may be integrated into more holistic approaches. A summary of all available pest control measures is given to allow the reader to decide which approach is best to adopt. The authors clearly describe why the most ecologically sound methods are not always adopted, but also explain why they can be adopted with great success.Examples of successful implementation of Integrated Pest Management are highlighted, and also a discussion on what is required in the future to achieve successful control of pests in a sustainable manner.* Written in plain English. It can be understood by entomologists, university researchers and also farmers and agronomists and other advisors to the agricultural industry* A clear thinking approach to pest management, presenting an analysis of first "why" a decision is made and second "how" that decision is made* Helps better decisions to be made on pest management

Insects of Eastern Hardwood Trees (Paperback, Revised Ed): A.H. Rose, O.H. Lindquist, K.L. Nystrom, Canadian Forest Service Insects of Eastern Hardwood Trees (Paperback, Revised Ed)
A.H. Rose, O.H. Lindquist, K.L. Nystrom, Canadian Forest Service
R979 R917 Discovery Miles 9 170 Save R62 (6%) Out of stock

Covering some 450 species, this work is designed to aid identification of the insects and mites that cause damage to hardwood trees to the east of the Rocky Mountains. Identification is grouped under 20 tree genera with flowchart keys that lead to individual species or groups of similar organisms.

Natural Enemies - An Introduction to Biological Control (Hardcover, New): Ann E. Hajek Natural Enemies - An Introduction to Biological Control (Hardcover, New)
Ann E. Hajek
R3,522 Discovery Miles 35 220 Out of stock

Intended for undergraduate students with little or no background in the field, this text explores the reasons for implementing biological control, the major strategies for the applications of natural enemies, and integrating biological control with other types of pest management. Addressing the issues of safety and non-target effects, Ann Hajek emphasizes the ecological relationships that make control by natural enemies possible.

Varmints and Victims - Predator Control in the American West (Hardcover): Frank Van Nuys Varmints and Victims - Predator Control in the American West (Hardcover)
Frank Van Nuys
R893 Discovery Miles 8 930 Out of stock

It used to be: If you see a coyote, shoot it. Better yet, a bear. Best of all, perhaps? A wolf. How we've gotten from there to here, where such predators are reintroduced,protected, and in some cases revered, is the story Frank Van Nuys tells in Varmints and Victims, a thorough and enlightening look at the evolution of predator management in the American West. As controversies over predator control rage on, Varmints and Victims puts the debate into historical context, tracing the West's relationship with charismatic predators like grizzlies, wolves, and cougars from unquestioned eradication to ambivalent recovery efforts. Van Nuys offers a nuanced and balanced perspective on an often-emotional topic, exploring the intricacies of how and why attitudes toward predators have changed over the years. Focusing primarily on wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, and grizzly bears, he charts the logic and methods of management practiced by ranchers, hunters, and federal officials Broad in scope and rich in detail, this work brings new, much-needed clarity to the complex interweaving of economics, politics, science, and culture in the formulation of ideas about predator species, and in policies directed at these creatures. In the process, we come to see how the story of predator control is in many ways the story of the American West itself, from early attempts to connect the frontier region to mainstream American life and economics to present ideas about the nature and singularity of the region.

Plant Nematode Control (Hardcover): Alan Whitehead Plant Nematode Control (Hardcover)
Alan Whitehead
R3,379 Discovery Miles 33 790 Out of stock

Nematode pests of crops can cause major losses of revenue for producers. It is therefore vital to recognise them and to apply appropriate measures to control them, as early as possible in the production cycle. Adequate nematode control is essential to the success of integrated crop management systems. This book covers control of the most important nematode pests of the world's crops, by all known, effective means. The nematodes and the damage they cause to plant tissues and to cops in situ are fully illustrated by line drawings and by black-and-white and colour photographs. Although the book is arranged by nematode pest species, the information relevant to a particular crop under threat is quickly accessed through a separate crop index. The book is an essential resource for all advanced students, lecturers and research workers in crop protection and plant pathology. Advisors to farmers will also find this book a useful addition to their crop protection libraries.

Tsetse Biology and Ecology - Their Role in the Epidemiology and Control of Trypanosomosis (Hardcover): Stephen G. A. Leak Tsetse Biology and Ecology - Their Role in the Epidemiology and Control of Trypanosomosis (Hardcover)
Stephen G. A. Leak
R3,256 Discovery Miles 32 560 Out of stock

Domestic livestock in Africa are of importance not only as a source of milk and meat but also as a source of animal traction enabling farmers to cultivate larger areas, with crops providing the staple foods. Trypanosomosis, a parasitic disease transmitted cyclically by the tsetse fly (Glossina spp.), is arguably still the main constraint to livestock production on the continent, preventing full use of the land to feed the rapidly increasing human population. Sleeping sickness, the disease caused in humans by species of Trypanosoma, is an important and neglected disease posing a threat to millions of people in tsetse-infested areas. Often wrongly thought of as a disease of the past, the prevalence of human sleeping sickness is increasing in many areas.Although alternative methods to control the disease are being investigated, such as immunological approaches, use of chemotherapy or exploitation of the trypanotolerance trait, it is only control or eradication of the tsetse fly vector which will remove the threat of the disease rather than providing a better means of "living" with it. As a result of the economic impact of tsetse-transmitted Trypanosomosis, a large amount of research literature has been produced. This book provides a comprehensive review of this literature. The text is divided into four parts: tsetse biology and ecology, epidemiology, vector control and control of trypanosomosis. The book is invaluable for medical and veterinary entomologists, parasitologists and epidemiologists.

Biological Control of Vertebrate Pests - The History of Myxomatosis - an Experiment in Evolution (Hardcover): Frank Fenner,... Biological Control of Vertebrate Pests - The History of Myxomatosis - an Experiment in Evolution (Hardcover)
Frank Fenner, Bernardino Fantini
R3,116 Discovery Miles 31 160 Out of stock

The book describes the natural history of myxoma virus in American rabbits and the history of its introduction into European rabbits at length. The changes in rabbit and virus over the last forty years provide the classical example of coevolution of a virus and its vertebrate host and a paradigmatic model for the understanding of an emerging infectious disease. Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus has been spreading in Australia for only three years, but in some areas has been very effective. Written by leading world experts in animal virology and the history of medicine.

Nematology : Advances and Perspectives Vol 1 - Nematode Morphology, Physiology and Ecology (Hardcover): Zhongxiao X. Chen,... Nematology : Advances and Perspectives Vol 1 - Nematode Morphology, Physiology and Ecology (Hardcover)
Zhongxiao X. Chen, Senyo Chen, Donald Dickson
R3,521 Discovery Miles 35 210 Out of stock

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 the 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.

Non-Chemical Weed Control (Paperback): Khawar Jabran, Bhagirath S Chauhan Non-Chemical Weed Control (Paperback)
Khawar Jabran, Bhagirath S Chauhan
R1,239 Discovery Miles 12 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Non-Chemical Weed Control is the first book to present an overview of plant crop protection against non-food plants using non-chemical means. Plants growing wild-particularly unwanted plants found in cultivated ground to the exclusion of the desired crop-have been treated with herbicides and chemical treatments in the past. As concern over environmental, food and consumer safety increases, research has turned to alternatives, including the use of cover crops, thermal treatments and biotechnology to reduce and eliminate unwanted plants. This book provides insight into existing and emerging alternative crop protection methods and includes lessons learned from past methodologies. As crop production resources decline while consumer concerns over safety increase, the effective control of weeds is imperative to insure the maximum possible levels of soil, sunlight and nutrients reach the crop plants.

Integrated Analytical Approaches for Pesticide Management (Paperback): Britt Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan Integrated Analytical Approaches for Pesticide Management (Paperback)
Britt Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
R4,726 Discovery Miles 47 260 Out of stock

Integrated Analytical Approaches for Pesticide Management provides proven laboratory practices/examples and methods necessary to control pesticides in food and water in various environments. The book presents insights into good laboratory practices and examples of methods used in individual specialist laboratories, thus enabling stakeholders in the agri-food industry to appreciate the importance of proven, reliable data and the associated quality assurance approaches for end product testing for toxic levels of contaminant residues in food. The book is written in a rigorous, but simple, way to make sure that a broad range of readers can appreciate its technical content. The book's practical nature and generic guidelines distinguish it from others in the marketplace.

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