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Integrated Pest Management
Book Title
Integrated Pest Management
Related Subjects & Topics
Agricultural Sciences > Agribusiness

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Last date for Chapter Submission - 31-Jan-2021
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Crop Management
a) Good Crop Management
b) External Factors
Categories of insect pests and diseases
Integrated Pest Management – What? How?
a) What is a Pest?
b) What is IPM?
c) How is IPM Implemented?
a) Introduction
b) History and origin
c) Importance
d) Concepts and philosophy
e) Principles and tools of IPM
Economic importance of Insect Pests
a) Diseases and Pest Risk Analysis
b) Cost-benefit ratios and partial budgeting
Methods of Detection and Diagnosis of Insect Pest and Diseases
a) Calculation and dynamics of economic injury level and importance of Economic threshold level
Methods of Pest Management
a) Host plant resistance
b) Cultural
c) Mechanical
d) Physical
e) Sanitary Control Practices
f) Legislative
g) Biological and chemical control
h) Economic Principles of Pest Management
i) Ecological management of crop environment
Biological control
a) History
b) Technique
c) Classical example
Microbial control
a) Fungal
b) Bacterial
c) Viral
d) Nematodes
Chemical Control
a) Bio-rational
b) Botanical
c) Synthetic
d) The Place of Pesticides in IPM
e) Thresholds and Pest Scouting
f) Pesticide Selection
g) Pesticide Dose Rate
h) Causes of Failure of Pesticide Applications
i) Causes of Pesticide Resistance in Pests
Biotechnological strategies in IPM
a) Concept
b) Methodology
c) Trans gene
d) Potential in IPM
Pesticides and Formulations
a) Pesticide Names
b) Pesticide Classification
c) Pesticide Formulations
d) Pesticide Adjuvants
e) The Pesticide Label
Pesticide Application
a) Objectives of Pesticide Application
b) Plant Coverage, Droplet Size, and Volume of Water
c) Effectiveness of Spray Applications
d) Nozzles and Sprayer Calibration
e) Sprayer Calibration and Maintenance
f) Comparisons of Sprayer Types
Health and Safety
a) Risk, Hazard, Toxicity, and Exposure
b) How Pesticides Enter the Body
c) Common Ways of Pesticide Exposure
d) Harmful Effects of Pesticides
e) General Symptoms and Signs of Acute Pesticide Poisoning
f) First Aid
g) Personal Protective Clothing
Environmental Aspects
a) What is the Environment
b) Pesticide Sources of Environmental Contamination
c) Pesticide Movement in the Environment
d) Sensitive Areas
e) Residues on Food Crops and Pre-Harvest Intervals
f) Consumer Protection
Introduction to conventional pesticides for the insect pests and disease management.
Survey surveillance and forecasting of Insect pest and diseases
Development and validation of IPM module
Implementation and impact of IPM (IPM module for Insect pestand disease. Safety issues in pesticide uses
Political, social and legal implication of IPM.
Case Histories of important IPM programmes
Major Pest of crops
a) Vegetables
b) Field Crops
c) Ornamental Crops
d) Etc.

About the Book

Integrated Pest Management or IPM, as it is commonly known, is a system of managing pests which is designed to be sustainable. IPM involves using the best combination of cultural, biological and chemical measures for particular circumstances, including plant biotechnology as appropriate. This provides the most cost effective, environmentally sound and socially acceptable method of managing diseases, insects, weeds and other pests in agriculture.
IPM is a flexible approach which makes the best use of all available technologies to manage pest problems effectively and safely.  IPM strategies consist of three basic components:

  • Prevention of pest build-up through use of appropriate crop cultivation methods
  • Observation of the crop to monitor pest levels, as well as the levels of natural control mechanisms, such as beneficial insects, in order to make the correct decision on the need for control measures
  • Intervention where control measures are needed

An elementary principle of effective IPM is to develop pest control strategies that take into account all relevant control tactics and locally available methods, and are sensitive to local environment and social needs. The successful user of IPM will evaluate the potential cost effectiveness of each alternative as well as the whole control strategy.

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