Biointensive Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems by Parvatha Reddy :: Through ‘Green Revolution’ in late 1960s, India achieved self-sufficiency in food production, which was hailed as a breakthrough on the farm front by international agricultural experts. 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 improved crop varieties and higher levels of inputs of fertilizers and pesticides. The modern agricultural techniques such as use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are continuing to destroy stable traditional ecosystems and the use of high yielding varieties of crops has resulted in the elimination of thousands of traditional varieties with the concurrent loss of genetic resources. The introduction of high yielding varieties changed the agricultural environment leading to numerous pest problems of economic importance. In the process of intensive farming, the environment has been treated in an unfriendly manner.
Biointensive Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems by Parvatha Reddy
|Title:||Biointensive Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural
|Editor:||P. Parvatha Reddy|