Beyond IPM : introduction to the theory of holistic pest management /

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Author / Creator:Barrera, Juan F.
Imprint:Cham : Springer, 2020.
Description:1 online resource
Series:Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection, 2567-9805 ; v. 15
Sustainability in plant and crop protection ; v. 15.
Subject:Pests -- Integrated control.
Agricultural science.
Microbiology (non-medical).
Zoology & animal sciences.
Botany & plant sciences.
Technology & Engineering -- Agriculture -- General.
Science -- Life Sciences -- Biology -- Microbiology.
Science -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Science -- Life Sciences -- Botany.
Pests -- Integrated control.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:About 15 years ago, we asked ourselves why the methods developed by the research institutions for the management of pests were almost not used by small landholder farmers. It seemed obvious to us that conventional pest control -called "Integrated Pest Management"- was based on a reductionist approach. In reviewing the literature on the subject, we found that our concern was not new or unique. The agreement of some authors with our ideas reinforced our efforts to find a holistic approach to pest management. We took two central ideas to develop the holistic approach: First, pest management actions must put the farmer at the center of the system. Second, pest management must consider not only both pests but the other important components of the system in question. This approach based on the farmers and the systems in which they are immersed, is called "Holistic Pest Management" or HPM. In this book, I present the philosophy and practice of HPM, a new paradigm of pest management.
Other form:Original 3030433692 9783030433697
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-030-43
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: Beyond IPM
  • 2. The Nature of Integrated Pest Management
  • 3. The Need for a Holistic Approach to Pest Management
  • 4. Theoretical Support of Holistic Pest Management
  • 5. Methods for analysis of Holistic Pest Management
  • 6. Implementing Holistic Pest Management
  • 7. Holistic Science in Pest Management: Winds of Change.