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Aphids as Crop Pests
by Helmut M van Emden, Richard Harrington

Aphids represent one of the world's major insect pests, causing serious economic damage to a range of temperate and tropical crops. These range from grain crops and brassicas to potato, cotton, vegetable and fruit crops. This book provides a definitive reference volume on the biology of aphids, their pest status, and how to control them. It includes approximately 30 specially commissioned chapters from world experts, principally from Europe and North America. Topics covered range from host selection and feeding to movement and dispersal, and from insecticide resistance to chemical, cultural and biological control methods. There are also several case study chapters, on integrated pest management in specific crops.

Pub. Date: October 2007 Publisher: CAB International North America Format: Hardcover, 800pp

Price: $275.50

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Aquatic Pest Control
Author: Patrick O'Cpnnor-Marer

If you oversee a lake, pond, or other aquatic environment—natural or man-made—this guide is for you!

This easy-to-use reference manual and study guide covers diverse aquatic environments including natural marshes, wetlands, and deltas; irrigation canals and levees; ornamental ponds in parks and golf courses; hatcheries and recreational waters; and municipal water supplies and drinking water reservoirs.

Chapters include information on:

• Identifying weeds in the aquatic environment
• Methods of controlling aquatic weeds
• Identifying and controlling other pests in the aquatic environment
• Laws regulating aquatic environments, pesticide use, and protected species
• Reading and understanding pesticide labels
• Mixing and applying pesticides safely
• Selecting and calibrating aquatic herbicide application equipment
• How to recognize and prevent pesticide poisoning
• How to handle pesticide emergencies

Profusely illustrated with 54 illustrations and over 100 photographs, this reference manual also has 8 tables and 31 sidebars that expand on important points and provide calculation formulas. A helpful glossary and thorough index round out this study tool. This is the recommended study guide for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) exams in the Aquatic Pest Control category. At the end of each chapter you’ll find review questions similar to those found on the DPR examinations.

Publication Number: 3337 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-53-2 Copyright Date: 2001 Length: 168 pp.

Price: $30.00

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Areawide Pest Management: Theory and Implementation
by Opender Koul, Gerrit W Cuperus, Norman Elliot

Pest management has long been a problem for farmers worldwide and new techniques are continually being developed to reduce the adverse effects of pest populations. The use of areawide pest management has increased dramatically over the past decade and offers potential advantages to traditional and more localized approaches. Suppression over a broad area can reduce re-infestation of previously treated areas and the specific pest management techniques may be more effective when applied over larger areas. Providing the first comprehensive discussion of areawide pest management, this book will explore the theoretical development and implementation of techniques from a worldwide perspective. Areas covered include history and development, biological and ecological impacts and recent case studies of pest management programmes.

Product Details Pub. Date: November 2008 Publisher: CAB International North America Format: Hardcover, 480pp

Price: $180.50

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Biological Control in the Western United States
Author: J.R. Nechols

This comprehensive volume reviews biological control theory, economic and environmental impacts, and the role of biological control in IPM programs. Seventy-nine case histories illustrate biological control projects for 62 arthropod and 22 weed pests.

Publication Number: 3361 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-21-1 Copyright Date: 1995 Length: 366 pp.

Price: $30.00

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Chemical Application Management
by Deere and Company Staff (Editor)

This book describes many various kinds of pesticides, their toxicity, calibrations, and proper application. Also very practical management methods and application techniques, such as best planting times to avoid certain pests; how to measure ground speed to obtain the most cost-effective results from your applications, and how to interpret the different elements of chemical labels. Our book has over 850 pictures, charts, tables, graphs, and other illustrations to let you see exactly what we mean. This book is filled with EPA,OSHA, and other regulatory agency standards and suggested ways to meet or exceed those standards. Some topics covered in simple, straightforward language are soil nutrients and soil analysis; accurate identification of weeds, insects, and diseases and effective ways to control them. Also proper application techniques; using the new plant growth regulators and harvest aid chemicals; safe handling of toxic chemicals (an entire chapter is devoted to this topic); and much, much more.

Publisher: CENGAGE Learning Pub. Date: January 1994 ISBN-13: 9780866912341 292pp Series: Farm Business Management Ser. Edition Description: REVISED Edition Number: 3

Price: $41.65

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Diseases, Pests and Diseases of Potatoes: A Color Handbook
by Stuart Wale, Ph.D., Nigel D. Cattlin, Bud Platt, Ph.D.

Covering the most important pathogens of potatoes, this handbook provides clear, concise descriptions of the symptoms and cycles of diseases. It also provides detail on the distribution, economic importance, and advice on the control. Illustrated with over 250 color photographs of affected crops, pest profiles and detailed characteristics of common prey to potato crops, this book is the ultimate aid to the rapid identification and control of disease for this important crop.

* Coverage includes identifcation, disease cycle, economic importance, and control
* Problem-oriented organization
* Over 250 color illustrations; full color
* Field guide practicality

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books Pub. Date: April 2008 ISBN-13: 9780123736703 176pp Series: Plant Protection Handbooks Ser.

Price: $93.95

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Insect Control: Biological and Synthetic Agents
by Lawrence I. Gilbert, Sarjeet S. Gill (Editor)

The publication of the extensive 7-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science provided library customers and their end-users with a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science, including reviews on the ecdysone receptor, lipocalins, and bacterial toxins. One of the most popular areas in entomology is control, and this derivative work, Insect Control, taps into a previously unapproached market - the end user who desires to purchase a comprehensive yet affordable work on important aspects of this topic. Contents will include timeless articles covering insect growth- and development-disrupting insecticides, mechanisms and use of Bacillus thuringiensis, biology and genomics of polydnaviruses, pheromones: function and use in insect control, and more. New summaries for each chapter will give an overview of developments in the related article since its original publication.

Pub. Date: July 2010 Publisher: Elsevier Science Format: Hardcover, 490pp

Price: $89.95

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Insect Pest Management
by David R. Dent

The first edition of this book, published in 1991, was well received as an upper-level undergraduate textbook for courses in agricultural entomology and pest management. Since the publication of the first edition, many new advances have taken place in the subject, and these have been incorporated into the new version. The content has been updated throughout to provide a more balanced, comprehensive coverage.

Pub. Date: November 2000 Publisher: CAB International North America

Price: $66.50

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Insect Pests of Potato

Insect Pests of Potato: Biology and Management provides a comprehensive source of up-to-date scientific information on the biology and management of insects attacking potato crops, with an international and expert cast of contributors providing its contents. This book presents a complete review of the scientific literature from the considerable research effort over the last 15 years, providing the necessary background information to the subject of studying the biology management of insect pests of potatoes, assessment of recent scientific advances, and a list of further readings. This comprehensive review will be of great benefit to a variety of scientists involved in potato research and production, as well as to those facing similar issues in other crop systems.

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780123868954
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/27/2012
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Price: $124.95

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Insect Resistance Management
by David W, Onstad (Editor)

Insects, mites, and ticks have a long history of evolving resistance to pesticides, host-plant resistance, crop rotation, pathogens, and parasitoids. Insect resistance management (IRM) is the scientific approach to preventing or delaying pest evolution and its negative impacts on agriculture, public health, and veterinary issues. This book provides entomologists, pest management practitioners, developers of new technologies, and regulators with information about the many kinds of pest resistance including behavioral and phenological resistance. Abstract concepts and various case studies provide the reader with the biological and economic knowledge required to manage resistance. No other source has the breadth of coverage of this book: genomics to economics, transgenic insecticidal crops, insecticides, and other pest management tactics such as crop rotation. Dr. David W. Onstad and a team of experts illustrate how IRM becomes efficient, effective and socially acceptable when local, social and economic aspects of the system are considered. Historical lessons are highlighted with new perspectives emphasized, so that future research and management may be informed by past experience, but not constrained by it.

* First book in 15 years to provide the history and explore aspects of a variety of stakeholders
* Contributors include experts on ecological aspects of IRM, molecular and population genetics, economics, and IRM social issues
* Biochemistry and molecular genetics of insecticides presented with an mphasis on past 15 years of research including Cry proteins in transgenic crops
* Encourages scientists and stakeholders to implement and coordinate strategies basedon local social conditions

Publisher: Elsevier Science Pub. Date: October 2007 ISBN-13: 9780123738585 320pp Edition Description: New Edition

Price: $79.95

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