Integrated management of arthropod pests and insect borne diseases /

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Imprint:Dordrecht : Springer, c2010.
Description:1 online resource (xviii, 366 p.) : ill. (some col.), map.
Series:Integrated management of plant pests and diseases ; 5
Integrated Management of Plant Pests and Diseases ; 5.
Subject:Arthropod pests -- Integrated control.
Agricultural pests -- Integrated control.
Plants -- Diseases and pests -- Integrated control.
Arthropod pests -- Control.
Insects as carriers of plant disease.
Plants, Protection of.
Natural history.
Agricultural pests -- Integrated control.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Ciancio, A. (Aurelio)
Mukerji, K. G.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Other form:Print version: Integrated management of arthropod pests and insect borne diseases. Dordrecht : Springer, c2010 9048124638 9789048124633
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The final book in a five-part series edited by Ciancio (National Research Council, Italy) and Mukerji (Univ. of Delhi, India) was not written for a general audience, but will be useful to specialists in certain subdisciplines of integrated pest management (IPM). Apart from a review of recent advances in understanding plant defense mechanisms, it is too specialized for most undergraduates. The work focuses primarily on IPM involving citrus and mites. Chapters on pecan, red palm weevil, remote sensing technology, and management of stinging caterpillars seem oddly orphaned. The work is detailed, current, amply referenced, and carefully edited, combining contributions from 34 experts representing India, Egypt, the US, and several European countries. A broader perspective on IPM was introduced in the first book in the series, General Concepts in Integrated Pest and Disease Management (CH, Feb'08, 45-3185). Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above. M. K. Bomford Kentucky State University

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