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Biological Pest Suppression

R D Gautam

Published by Westville Pub, New Delhi, 2008
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Contents Foreword. About the author. Preface. Acknowledgement. 1. Introduction. 2. Organisational setup of biological pest suppression in India. 3. Establishment of the insectaries. 4. Collection preservation and shipment of biotic agents. 5. Immature stages in parasitoids and predators. 6. Problem pests and their promising bioagents. 7. Procedures in biological pest suppression. 8. Mass rearing techniques of laboratory hosts. 9. Mass rearing techniques of predators. 10. Mass rearing techniques of parasitoids. 11. Biological suppression of weeds. 12. Production and use of microbial biological control agents. 13. Utilisation of Bt Gene in Insect Pest Management through transgenic approach. 14. Practical guide exercises on biocontrol agents. Appendices. References. Index. The book finds particular mention for rearing techniques of 43 insect species comprising 14 laboratory hosts (cutworms bollworms aphids mealy bugs meal moth pyrrhocorid) 17 predators (aphidophagous and coccophagous coccinellids chrysophids anthocorids) and 12 parasitoids (trichogrammatids scelionids braconids ichneumonids encyrtids eulophids and tachinids) either on alternate host or artificial diets. The comprehensive information on a few promising semi synthetic diets mass production and field utilization of important microbial bio control agents including role of Bacillus thuringiensis genes in developing transgenic crops is also included. 18 simple practical exercises on biological control are designed herewith and supported with a chapter covering immature stages of the parasitoids and predators which supplements theoretical part of exercises. The book further highlights the constraints in adoption of biological control relevant terminology establishment of research and commercial insectaries simple collection preservation and shipment of bio agents besides diverse aspects of procedures in biological pest suppression viz. introduced natural enemies foreign agencies involved augmentation colonization and conservation important crop pests weeds and their bio agents. Also procedure for computation of cost of production proforma developed by Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux U.K. for insect identification services registration requirements/guidelines for bio control agents as introduced by the Government followed by a list of microbial products registered under Insecticide Act 1968 in India are appended. The material is comprehensive mainly with indigenous examples original drawings and photographs. 288 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 68739

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Title: Biological Pest Suppression

Publisher: Westville Pub, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

Edition: Reprint

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