Agriculture Pest Books

  • The food price crisis and urban food (in)security

    Rapid increases in food prices in 2007 and the first half of 2008 attracted high-level policy attention. During the course of 2008, the United Nations organized an inter-agency High-Level Taskforce on the Global Food Security Crisis and issued a Comprehensive Framework for Action. Over 40 heads of state and government attended a High-Level ...

  • Global review of forests pests and diseases

    Insect pests, diseases and other biotic agents have considerable impacts on forests. They can adversely affect tree growth, vigour and survival, the yield and quality of wood and non-wood products, wildlife habitat, recreation and the aesthetic appeal and cultural value of forests. They may also impede forest plantation programmes and make it ...

  • Honey bee diseases and pests: a practical guide (En)

    Series: Agricultural and food engineering technical reportsIt is obvious that apicultural industries play an important role in generating employment opportunities and increasing family income in the rural areas of the world. Control of diseases and pest of honey bees is one of most challenging tasks in improving quality of honey and honey bee ...

  • Conservation of natural resources for sustainable agriculture: training modules. Rev. 1 - Conservación de los recursos naturales para una agricultura

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThe objective of these training modules are to raise awareness of Conservation Agriculture benefits and to provide material for technical training for promoters who are much in demand at training, seminar and field days. This CD-ROM provides practical information about the different ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2005, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesCan trade work for the poor? 'The State of Food and Agriculture 2005' examines the many ways trade and trade liberalization affect the poor and food-insecure. It is found that trade can be a catalyst for change, promoting conditions that enable the poor to raise their incomes and live longer, healthier and more ...

  • Chronic Poverty: Vol 17, No 2 of the journal Environment and Urbanization

    This issue has an editorial that discusses what it means to be chronically poor in urban areas and the inadequacies of government responses.  There are also eight papers on different aspects of chronic poverty, including:a focus on particular groups (rickshaw pullers and street children in Dhaka, street enterprises in Kinshasa);discussions of ...

  • Voluntary standards and certification for environmentally and socially responsible agricultural production and trade (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis publication is a summary of the presentations and discussions that took place during the meeting on 'Voluntary Standards and Certification for Responsible Agricultural Production and Trade' organized by FAO in April 2004. It presents the situation of the main import markets for certified ...

  • Community Integrated Pest Management in Indonesia. Institutionalising Participation and People Centred Approaches

    Integrated pest management (IPM) emerged in Indonesia in the late 1980s as a reaction to the environmental and social consequences of the Green Revolution model of agriculture. A cooperative programme between the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Indonesian Government centred on farmer field schools (FFS) which are ...

  • Illustrated guide to the state of health of trees, (An). Recognition and interpretation of symptoms and damage (En)

    Insect pests and diseases routinely affect the health of trees, and major outbreaks can have catastrophic environmental and economic impacts. The effective management of all tree health problems depends on their early detection. This guide will help readers recognize symptoms of ill health in trees and understand their general significance. The ...

  • Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests

    Nonindigenous plants and plant pests that find their way to the United States and become invasive can often cause problems. They cost more than $100 billion per year in crop and timber losses plus the expense of herbicides and pesticides. And this figure does not include the costs of invasions in less intensively managed ecosystems such as ...

  • Handbook of Household and Structural Insect Pests

    This handbook covers more than 115 insect pests and is designed to be used by pest control operators, urban entomologists, extension agents, students, consultants, and homeowners. The 'how to guide' for prest identification and control features a comprehensive glossary and distribution ...

  • Vegetable seedling production manual (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis document was prepared to emphasize the importance of high-quality and true-to-type seedlings as a component of integrated production and pest management (IPPM) for increased crop productivity. The text reviews the current technologies for the production of healthy and vigorous transplants ...

  • Use of spices and medicinals as bioactive protectants for grains (The) (En )

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsOpinion now favours a shift away from the reliance on conventional insecticides towards the use of more natural, sustainable methods of protecting stored foods from insect damage. This bulletin considers alternative materials applicable in use as food storage protectants, concentrating particularly on ...

  • Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress

    Environmental stresses represent the most limiting factors for agricultural productivity. Apart from biotic stress caused by plant pathogens, there are a number of abiotic stresses such as extremes in temperature, drought, salinity, heavy metals and radiation which all have detrimental effects on plant growth and yield. However, certain plant ...

  • Genetic Engineering: Principles and Methods

    RNA Polymerase III Transcription in the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae; S. Buratowski. Lens Oncogenesis and Differentiation; H. Westphal. Genetic Engineering of Cardiac Muscle Cells In vitro and In vivo; S.J. Fuller, K.R. Chien. Genetic Control of Plant Ureases; J.C. Polacco, M.A. Holland. Gene Discovery in Dictyostelium; W.F. Loomis, et al. ...

  • Encyclopedia of Entomology

    The Encyclopedia of Entomology brings together the talents of over 350 distinguished entomologists from 36 countries to provide a detailed, global overview of insects and their close relatives, including taxonomy, behavior, ecology, physiology, history, and management. All the major groups of arthropods are treated, as are many important families ...

  • Nicotinoid Insecticides and the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor

    The nicotinoids are the most important new class of pesticides, joining the organophosphorus compounds, methylcarbamates, and pyrethroids as the major insecticides. Recently, imidacloprid and related nicotinoids have begun replacing organophosphorus and methylcarbamate compounds as insecticides to control insect pests on major crops. Nicotinoids ...

  • Encyclopedia of Entomology

    The Encyclopedia of Entomology brings together the talents of over 350 distinguished entomologists from 36 countries to provide a detailed, global overview of insects and their close relatives, including taxonomy, behavior, ecology, physiology, history, and management. All the major groups of arthropods are treated, as are many important families ...

  • Ecology of Coccinellidae

    The book is the only scientific monograph dealing with coccinellids (i.e. ladybirds), a group of beetles which are beneficial predators of aphids, scale insects and mites, and are also one of the most popular insects. This volume is an updated and modified version of Biology of Coccinellidae (1973) 250 pp. Due to a vast increase in ...

  • Post-harvest Tobacco Infestation Control

    This book reviews all aspects of insect pests of tobacco and the subsequent control methods from the harvesting through to the production and storage of finished tobacco products. Control procedures to eliminate outbreaks of infestation are reviewed and a number of case histories are described to demonstrate integration of the methodologies. ...

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