Agriculture Pest Books

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Plant Ecology, Herbivory, and Human Impact in Nordic Mountain Birch Forests

    The successful long-term sustainable management of forests is dependent on our knowledge of their history, present state, and responses to changing environmental conditions. In this light, the text evaluates the Nordic mountain birch ecosystem with examples from different sites in the Nordic countries and Scotland.The authors analyse vegetation ...

  • Allelochemicals: Biological Control of Plant Pathogens and Diseases

    Biological control of plant diseases and plant pathogens is of great significance in forestry and agriculture. There is great incentive to discover biologically active natural products from higher plants that are better than synthetic agrochemicals and are much safer, from a health and environmental point-of-view. The development of natural ...

  • Management of Disease in Wild Mammals

    Wildlife populations may be a significant source of infection for humans and domestic animals while in some cases being themselves endangered by pathogens. The development of sustainable approaches to the management of wildlife diseases is fundamental to the protection of human health, agriculture, and endangered species. Managing disease in ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Applications of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems

    Climate variability has major impacts in many parts of the world, including Australia. Developments in understanding of the El NiƱo - Southern Oscillation Phenomenon have introduced some skill in seasonal to inter-annual climate forecasting. Can this skill be harnessed to advantage? Or do we just continue to observe these impacts? How does a ...

  • Biocontrol Potential and its Exploitation in Sustainable Agriculture

    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 ...

  • WinDASI user manual (with CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: Training Materials for Agricultural PlanningThe WinDASI software performs financial and economic analyses of agricultural and rural activities in a multi-period context. It provides a framework to organise input - output data, unit prices and investment by activity and time period. It allows flexible aggregations of different activities ...

  • Environmental Impacts of Microbial Insecticides

    This book will respond to the growing need to assess non-target impacts of biological pest control methods. So far, no review - let alone a handbook - exists on how to carry out the required assessments in practice, and what a particular outcome from an assessment might imply in terms of environmental risk or registration requirements. This book ...

  • Planthoppers

    Planthoppers include some of the most devastating pests of major agricultural crops throughout the world. One species, the rice brown planthopper, is among the most economically important pests in Asia. In past decades, government policies encouraged the control of rice planthoppers with synthetic pesticides, a tactic which promoted ...

  • Genetics and Genomics of Populus

    Trees are truly amazing! Woody species underpin vital terrestrial ecosystems, present a complex array of evolutionary novelties, and provide essential benefits and commodities. Trees play a key role in the major biogeochemical cycles, including water, oxygen, and nitrogen. Notably, forests are second only to oceans in the biological sequestration ...

  • 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 ...

  • Novel Aspects of the Biology of Chrysomelidae

    Chrysomelidae, along with Curculionidae and Bruchidae, are the most important phytophagous Coleoptera. At least 37,000 species of leaf beetles belonging to 19 subfamilies have now been described, and more probably remain to be discovered, especially in the tropics. Many species are familiar agricultural pests. The Colorado ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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