Biocontrol Potential and its Exploitation in Sustainable Agriculture Volume 2: Insect Pests

Plant based Biotechnology has come to represent a means of mitigating the problems of global food security in the twenty first century. Products and processes in agriculture are increasingly becoming linked to science and cutting edge technology, to enable the engineering of what are in effect, desi...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Upadhyay, Rajeev K. (Editor), Mukerji, K.G. (Editor), Chamola, B.P. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer US 2001, 2001
Edition:1st ed. 2001
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Plant based Biotechnology has come to represent a means of mitigating the problems of global food security in the twenty first century. Products and processes in agriculture are increasingly becoming linked to science and cutting edge technology, to enable the engineering of what are in effect, designer plants. One of the most successful, non chemical approaches to pest management and disease control, which seeks a solution in terms of using living organisms to regulate the incidence of pests and and pathogens, providing a `natural control' while still maintaining the biological balance with the ecosystem. This volume, describes the various biological agents used to control insect pests of a variety of crops. Readers may also be interested in Volume 1: Crop diseases, Weeds and Nematodes, published in December 2000, ISBN 0-306-46460-8
Physical Description:XIV, 421 p online resource
ISBN:9781461513773