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Author Page, Jessica.

Title Controlling invertebrate pests in agriculture / by Jessica Page and Paul Horne
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., 2012
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Contents Cover; Foreword; Contents; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Agricultural ecosystems; Before modern pesticides and fertilisers; What lives in a crop?; Predator-prey cycle; Understanding the type of interaction; 2. Pesticides; Insecticide resistance; Cross-resistance; Residues in produce; withholding periods; Non-target mortality; Disruption of biological control (primary and secondary pests); Insecticide resistance and beneficial species; Selective insecticides; 'Safe' insecticides?; Insecticide Resistance Management Strategies (IRM); Zero tolerance
Summary Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture discusses the principles of pest management and relates this to historical methods as well as current and future directions. It describes current practice, the concept of agricultural ecosystems, the role of pesticides and cultural control options. A separate chapter covers biological control and the different ways in which this may be implemented. The book provides a detailed examination of the application of pesticides, the different types that are available and how they may be integrated into more holistic approaches. A summary of all available
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Agricultural pests -- Control -- Australia.
Invertebrate pests -- Control -- Australia.
Pesticides -- Application -- Australia.
Form Electronic book
Author Horne, Paul A. (Paul Anthony), 1956-
ISBN 0643103368 (electronic bk.)
0643103376 (electronic bk.)
9780643103368 (electronic bk.)
9780643103375 (electronic bk.)