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Pest and Vector Control
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PEST AND VECTOR CONTROL

PAPERBACK BY EMDEN, H. F. VAN; SERVICE, M. W.

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ISBN
9780521010832
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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
362 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
29 JAN 2004

DESCRIPTION

As ravagers of crops and carriers of diseases affecting plants, humans and animals, insects present a challenge to a growing human population. In Pest and Vector Control, first published in 2004, Professors van Emden and Service describe the available options for meeting this challenge, discussing their relative advantages, disadvantages and future potential. Methods such as chemical and biological control, host tolerance and resistance are discussed integrating (often for the first time) information and experience from the agricultural and medical/veterinary fields. Chemical control is seen as a major component of insect control, both now and in the future, but this is balanced with an extensive account of associated problems, especially the development of pesticide-tolerant populations.

CONTENTS

Preface; 1. Man and insects; 2. The causes of pest and vectored disease outbreaks; 3. Insecticides and their formulation; 4. Application of insecticides; 5. Problems with insecticides; 6. Environmental/cultural control; 7. Biological control; 8. Insect pathogens; 9. Genetic control; 10. Pheromones; 11. Plant and host resistance; 12. Other control measures and related topics; 13. Pest and vector management; References; Appendix: names of some chemicals and microbials used as pesticides.