Strategies in Integrated Pest Management : Current Trends and Future Prospects

S Ignacimuthu & Alok Sen, Phoenix, 2002, viii, 235 p, figs, tables, ISBN : 8174840567, $33.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Strategies in Integrated Pest Management : Current Trends and Future Prospects/edited by S. Ignacimuthu

Contents: Preface. 1. Insect pest management strategies: current trends and future prospects/S. Kannaiyan. 2. Mechanisms underlying insect herbivore and host plant/S. Jayaraj and V.R. Saminathan. 3. Recent trends in biological control of fruit crop pests in India/M. Mani. 4. Prospects of biological control of insect pests of Citrus in Central India/V.J. Shivankar, C.N. Rao and Shyam Singh. 5. IPM strategies in Coconut: current status and future prospects/C.P. Radhakrishnan Nair. 6. Assassin Bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in integrated pest management programme: success and strategies/Dunston P. Ambrose. 7. Integrated management of insect pests of spices/S. Devasaheyam. 8. Sucking pest-predator associations in relation to cultivars of rainfed cotton production system/S. Vennila. 9. Influence of Host Plant Resistance (HPR) on the biometric and biomorphic characters of the Moringa Fruitfly, Gitona distigma (Meigen) (Diptera: Drosophilidae)/K.N. Ragumoorthi and P.V. Subba Rao. 10. Impact of native parasitoids on race leaf folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenee in the coastal region of Karaikal/S. Manisegaran, S. Letchoumanane and A. Mohammed Hanifa. 11. Predatory potential of Chrysoperla carnea (Stephans) and parasitic potential of trichogramma chilonis Ishii on Earias vitella Fabricius in Okra/P.M. Praveen, N. Dhandapani and J.S. Kennedy. 12. Effect of steam distillate extracts of selected varieties of rice on the behaviour of rice brown Planthopper, Nilaparvata Eugens Stal. (Delphacidae; Homoptera)/D. Adiroubane and S. Letchoumanane. 13. Interaction between egg plant varieties and parasitoids of whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Aleyrodidae: Homoptera)/R.P. Soundararajan and P. Baskaran. 14. Resistance of tomato accessions against the fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner)/V. Selvanarayanan and P. Narayanasamy. 15. Insect resistant crop varieties through genetic engineering: present status and future prospects/T.K. Dongre and N. Vijayalakshimi. 16. Bioefficacy of NPV and Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschn.) Sorokin, var. anisopliae against insecticide resistant and susceptible populations of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner)/V.R. Saminathan, S. Jayaraj and A. Regupathy. 17. Evaluation of some plant extracts as antifeedants against the spotted leaf beetle, Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata (Fabr)/P.K. Mehta and Meena Thakur. 18. Influence of major abiotic factors on the occurrence of gram caterpillar, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) and cotton leafhopper, Amrasca devastans (distant) on cotton/V.R. Saminathan, S. Jayaraj and A. Regupathy. 19. Studies on the effect of fortified non-edible oils and seed kernel extracts against cotton stem weevil/S. Jayaraj, T. Abdul Razak and V.R. Saminathan. 20. Popular indigenous techniques of Surguja tribes for plant protection in rice cultivation and storage/Rajnish Sharma, P.N. Sharma and M.L. Sharma. 21. Relative efficacy of traditional pesticides on natural enemies of the rice eco-system/V. Baskaran, M. Suganthy, V.V. Sathyaseelan and P. Narayanasamy. 22. Determination and distribution of Cry 1 Ac gene in Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki isolated from Pondicherry region/S.R. Prabagaran and S. Jayachandran. 23. Investigations on the effect of Beauveria bassiana on different age groups of Spilosoma obliqua/P. Mondal and A.K. Bhattacharya. Index.

"Integrated Pest Management strategies have gained increased attention in recent years as potential means of reducing commodity losses to pests. IPM strategies have also reduced reliance on chemical pest control and thus are fostering long-term sustainability of agricultural systems. Irrespective of the new methods of pest control, we are losing more than 30% due to insect pests and diseases. This volume covers different articles relating to pest management strategies, presented by scientists from all over India. Apart from the role of predators and parasitoids, management of resistance to insecticides in insect pest management in different crop system like rice, cotton, vegetables, coconut, spices and other fruit crops are discussed. The role of microbials like bacteria, fungi, etc., besides plant products for the control of insect pest are also addressed. This is a valuable book for every institution and students looking for alternatives to chemical pesticides."

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