Biological control of insect pests using egg parasitoids /

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Imprint:New Delhi : Springer, [2013]
Description:1 online resource (xviii, 424 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Insect Control.
Pest Control, Biological.
Pests -- Biological control.
Agricultural pests -- Control.
Insects as biological pest control agents.
Life Sciences.
Developmental Biology.
Plant Pathology.
Agricultural pests -- Control.
Insects as biological pest control agents.
Pests -- Biological control.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Sithanantham, S., editor.
Ballal, Chandish R., editor.
Jalali, S. K., editor.
Bakthavatsalam, N., editor.
ISBN:9788132211815 (electronic bk.)
8132211812 (electronic bk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:The theme of the book is highly relevant to the current emphasis on environment conservation, with focus on native biodiversity conservation in agro-ecosystems. The current impetus being given to organic farming and export oriented agri-hortculture in the country calls for access to relevant scientific knowledge base among the stakeholders. Research on biological pest control is more than a century old in India. Egg parasitoids, which are mainly tiny wasps, led by the family Trichogrammatidae, are the most widely utilized natural enemies for biological control globally. Over thirty countries are using these bioagents to protect over 10 million hectares of agricultural and forestry crops from many important insect pests. The book comprises 18 chapters, which are arranged in continuum, commencing with basic aspects of knowledge and ending in their utilization targets. The chapters cover broadly four areas: bio-diversity and natural occurrence of egg parasitoids, behaviour and adaptation of egg parasitoids, mass production and safe use of egg parasitoids and utilisation of egg parasitoids in different crop ecosystems. Some of the chapters cater to the needs of discipline-wise update on the current R & D scenario-like insect taxonomy, biotechnology, mass-production and quality control of the target organisms - egg-parasitoids, which are useful for laboratory scientists/researchers. There are also chapters devoted to knowledge status and scope for utilization of egg parasitoids in different target crops, which cater to requirements of field entomologists and extensionists for use in their tasks of guiding farmers/local guides.
Other form:Print version: Sithanantham, S. Biological Control of Insect Pests Using Egg Parasitoids. Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013 9788132211808
Standard no.:10.1007/978-81-322-1181-5