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||Dr. P. Parvatha Reddy, Dr. Abraham Verghese and Dr. N.K.Krishna Kumar
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||INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT IN HORTICULTURAL ECOSYSTEMS
Author: Dr. P. Parvatha Reddy, Dr. Abraham Verghese and Dr. N.K.Krishna Kumar
Description: Horticulture comprising of fruits, vegetables, ornamental and medicinal plants is becoming a fast growing enterprise in India, South East Asia and other developing countries. In India, horticulture has become a commercially viable export oriented programme with several value added products. However, the most limiting factor to horticulture are pests, therefore the above book brings out viable and environment friendly Integrated Pest Management strategies to boost horticulture production. The book deals comprehensively with all aspects of Integrated Pest Management, comprising of cultural, mechanical, chemical, biological, host-plant resistance, biotechnological, etc. and also lays emphasis on integrating these.
Table of Content: IPM in Major Fruit Crops .Host Plant Resistance to Pests in Fruit Crops: An IPM Component IPM of Insects Damaging Solanaceous Vegetables. Pest Management in Ornamental, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops Pest Management in Okra 1PM in Crucifer, Legume and Cucurbit Vegetables Biological Control of Fruit Crops Pests. Parasitoids and Predators as Components in IPM of Vegetable Crops Fungal Pathogens as Components in IPM of Horticultural Crops. Insects as Components in Integrated Weed Management. Role of Commercial Insectaries in Promoting IPM Integrated Nematode Management in Fruit Crops. Integrated Nematode Management in Ornamental, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Integrated Nematode Management in Vegetable Crops. Integrated Nematode Management in Mushrooms . Vegetable Pest Management in Horticultural Crops Pesticides Residues in Fruits and Vegetables.