Entomology and Pest Management (4th Edition)

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9780130195678: Entomology and Pest Management (4th Edition)

For introductory courses in Applied Entomology, Insect Pest Management, and Economic Entomology.Ideal for students with little or no background in entomology--and those who cannot spend the time to take both a general entomology course and an applied course--this text combines, in a single volume--general principles of entomology and modern principles of insect pest management--including factual details and specific examples.

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Entomology and Pest Management, Second Edition combines elements of general entomology and modern principles of insect pest management. The author's goal is to promote improved pest control skills and an enhanced appreciation of insects and their role in our environment. The Second Edition's coverage reflects the latest developments in the field, featuring the most up-to-date information available.

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Ideal for those with little or no background in the subject, Entomology and Pest Management, fourth edition promotes an understanding of major elements of general entomology and relates them to modern principles of insect pest management. Both theory and practice are emphasized and numerous examples are presented to facilitate learning. Pest management topics are discussed as aspects of applied ecology, and solutions to pest problems are presented with regard to environmental quality, profitability, and durability.

Profound changes have affected the world of pest management in recent years. Users of this fourth edition will benefit from the following new coverage, making this book the most up-to-date resource available:

  • Favorite Web Sites are listed at the end of each chapter, and a new Appendix 4 presents one of the most comprehensive compilations of web sites for entomology resources found anywhere, providing readers with instant access to the latest facts, figures, and developments in the field.
  • Information on the current developments of low risk tactics such as microbial pesticides, insect growth regulators, and pheromones are included in chapters 9 and 13.
  • Recent advances in biotechnology, including updates on the status of transgenic plants developed for pest management and the benefits and risks of cropping these plants are discussed in chapter 12.

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