Ideal for those with little or no background in entomology–this book combines, in a single volume–general principles of entomology and modern principles of insect pest management–including factual details and specific examples. Features up-to-date coverage on environmentally sound insecticides; the Transgenic plant controversy; Pest management systems; Newly released and recently discontinued products and updated insecticides; Current government regulations and labeling of microbial pesticides, plant pesticides and biochemical pesticides; and Developments in genetic engineering and plant bio technology. For those with little or no background in entomology who want a single combined resource of both general entomology and applied aspects.
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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.From the Back Cover:
Ideal for readers with little or no background in the subject, this book combines single-volume coverage of both general principles of entomology and modern principles of insect pest management -- with factual details and specific examples. Discusses pest management topics as aspects of applied ecology, and presents solutions to pest problems with regard to environmental quality, profitability, and durability. Features a unique chapter on "Ecological Backlash" that discusses why pest programs fail. Contains stand-alone treatments of both insect sampling and decision making -- emphasizing economic thresholds. Presents examples of successful insect pest management programs in the context of diverse commodities. Covers recent pesticide regulations -- particularly the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 -- which will have significant influences on pesticide registrations in the future. Features nearly 60 Insect diagnostic boxes -- with detailed information on distribution, importance, appearance, and life cycle of insect species or species groups. Contains several important appendices: A key to the orders of insects that allows even novices to identify both adult and immature insects; A list of insect common names along with the accompanying scientific names and classifications; and Lists of common insecticides by common and trade names and gives manufacturer and toxicity information. For entomologists and anyone wanting an introduction to applied entomology, insect pest management, or economic entomology.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 5. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0131525638
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110131525638