Biointensive Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems by Parvatha Reddy ::Through ‘Green Revolution’ in late 1960s, India achieved self-sufficiency in food production, but still the country has not achieved self-sufficiency in production of horticultural crops. Most of the growth in food production during the green revolution period is attributed to the use of higher levels of fertilizers and pesticides which are continuing to destroy stable traditional ecosystems. The challenge before the crop protection scientist is to increase yields from the existing land without harming the environment and resource base. This can be achieved by adopting eco-friendly Biointensive Integrated Pest Management (BIPM) strategy.

BIPM incorporates ecological and economic factors into agricultural system design and decision making, and addresses public concerns about environmental quality and food safety. The benefits of implementing BIPM can include reduced chemical input costs, reduced on-farm and off-farm environmental impacts, and more effective and sustainable pest management. An ecology-based IPM has the potential of decreasing inputs of fuel, machinery, and synthetic chemicals-all of which are energy intensive and increasingly costly in terms of financial and environmental impact. Such reductions will benefit the grower and society.

The present book deals with the most recent biointensive integrated approaches for pest management utilizing components such as bioagents [predators, parasitoids and pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses)], botanicals (biofumigation, oil cakes, FYM, compost, crop residues, green manuring and other organic amendments), arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, physical methods (hot water treatment of planting material, soil solarization), cultural methods (crop rotation, summer ploughing, fallowing, intercropping, pruning, mulching, spacing, planting date, trap cropping, etc.), biorational chemicals (pheromones) and resistant cultivars. This book can serve as a useful reference to policy makers, research and extension workers, practicing farmers and students. The material can also be used for teaching post-graduate courses.

Biointensive Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems pdf

Biointensive Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems by Parvatha Reddy


Biointensive Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems

Editor: P. Parvatha Reddy
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Springer
Length: 278 pages
Size: 9.43 MB
Language: English


[PDF] Biointensive Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems by Parvatha Reddy Table Of Contents

Front Matter….Pages i-xvi
Front Matter….Pages 1-1
Introduction….Pages 3-20
Front Matter….Pages 21-21
Tropical Fruit Crops….Pages 23-49
Subtropical Fruit Crops….Pages 51-55
Temperate Fruit Crops….Pages 57-68
Semiarid Fruit Crops….Pages 69-70
Front Matter….Pages 71-71
Solanaceous Vegetable Crops….Pages 73-130
Bulbous Vegetable Crops….Pages 131-134
Cruciferous Vegetable Crops….Pages 135-140
Malvaceous Vegetable Crops….Pages 141-149
Root Vegetable Crops….Pages 151-154
Leguminous Vegetable Crops….Pages 155-167
Cucurbitaceous Vegetable Crops….Pages 169-178
Leafy Vegetable Crops….Pages 179-182
Front Matter….Pages 183-183
Ornamental Crops….Pages 185-200
Medicinal Plants….Pages 201-212
Aromatic Plants….Pages 213-217
Tuber Crops….Pages 219-221
Front Matter….Pages 223-223
Plantation Crops….Pages 225-237
Spice Crops….Pages 239-258
Front Matter….Pages 259-259
Transfer of Crop Protection Technology and Conclusions….Pages 261-269
Back Matter….Pages 271-277


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