Concepts in Integrated Pest Management

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This book presents readers with the basic principles of integrated pest management as they apply to plant pathogens, weeds, nematodes, mollusks, arthropods, and vertebrates. It reinforces the wisdom and soundness of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to crop protection, which attempts to limit the detrimental effects of pests in ways that are environmentally, economically, and socially acceptable. Includes diagrams and photographs as well as case histories and practical examples. Looks at the historical development of pest management, as well as IPM in the future. For pest management consultants and advisors, environmental issues specialists, gardeners, and public affairs activists.

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With backgrounds in weed science, nematology/plant pathology, and entomology, Norris, Caswell-Chen, and Kogan have created a truly integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning about pest management.

This first edition text presents the basic principles of integrated pest management as they apply to plant pathogens, weeds, nematodes, mollusks, arthropods, and vertebrates. It reinforces the wisdom and soundness of the integrated pest management (IPM) approach to crop protection, which attempts to limit the deleterious effects of pests in ways that are environmentally, economically, and socially acceptable.

Concepts in Integrated Peat Management offers the following benefits:
  • Integration of information on all plant protection disciplines with a comparative approach
  • Provides the reader with a realistic view of the world, which is not fragmented along disciplinary boundaries and shows the interdependence of all organisms in a crop ecosystem Case histories and practical examples
  • Provides support for text information, bringing that information to life in meaningful, applied way
  • Up-to-date with the latest technologies in the field
  • Includes controversial topics that are useful for class discussions

About the Author:

Marcos Kogan is Professor and Director Emeritus of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University.

Marcos Kogan is Professor and Director Emeritus of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University.

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