Biopesticides Books

  • Strategies for Effective State Early Detection/Rapid Response Programs for Plant Pests and Pathogens Report

    Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR) is a critical tool for identifying and eradicating introductions of new invasive species and pests. The effectiveness of EDRR largely depends on a supportive legal framework that can facilitate quick action. However, a number of states either lack the appropriate legal framework or contain restrictions (such ...

  • Striper Wars

    When populations of striped bass began plummeting in the early 1980s, author and fisherman Dick Russell was there to lead an Atlantic coast conservation campaign that resulted in one of the most remarkable wildlife comebacks in the history of fisheries. As any avid fisherman will tell you, the striped bass has long been a favorite at the American ...

  • Striper Wars: An American Fish Story

    When populations of striped bass began plummeting in the early 1980s, author and fisherman Dick Russell was there to lead an Atlantic coast conservation campaign that resulted in one of the most remarkable wildlife comebacks in the history of fisheries. As any avid fisherman will tell you, the striped bass has long been a favorite at the American ...

  • Report of the Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture. Second session, 18-20 March 2002 (En)

    Series: Non-series titlesThe independent Panel was established by FAO to advise the Organization and raise public awareness of ethical considerations associated with such vital issues as food security for present and future generations and sustainable management of the earth's limited resources. The Panel's contribution both to the work of FAO and ...

  • Case studies on the effects of transferable fishing rights on fleet capacity and concentration of quota ownership (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis collection of cases studies aims at providing a factual basis on which to consider rights-based management approaches as a possible solution for solving problems of excess fishing capacity. The case studies include two from the European Union (the United Kingdom and the Netherlands) and one for Iceland. ...

  • Case studies on the allocation of transferable quota rights in fisheries (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersIn moving towards, or adopting, rights-based management, how quota will be allocated is one of the earliest operational decision that fisheries administrators face and it is inevitably controversial. This report, consisting of 23 studies, describes how the initial allocations of transferable fishing (effort) ...

  • Pollination of cultivated plants in the tropics - vol 118 (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis bulletin, based on contributions from various contributors and edited by Dr. D.W. Roubik, introduces the reader to various aspects of natural and insect pollination. It discusses the pollinators themselves, and the ecological and economic importance of pollination, as well as applied pollination in ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Insect Chemical Ecology

    Insect Chemical Ecology provides a comprehensive view of how natural selection acts upon interacting organisms and how particular physical and biological properties of chemical compounds act as constraints upon which natural selection may act. Individual chapters raise specific questions as to the nature of these interactions. The first ...

  • Insect Chemical Ecology

    Insect Chemical Ecology provides a comprehensive view of how natural selection acts upon interacting organisms and how particular physical and biological properties of chemical compounds act as constraints upon which natural selection may act. Individual chapters raise specific questions as to the nature of these interactions. The first ...

  • Insect Pheromone Research

    This edited volume assembles contributions from most of the leading researchers on pheromone biochemistry and biology worldwide. Included are reviews of the control of pheromone production, the sensory processing of pheromone signals, the neuroethology of pheromone-mediated responses, the use of pheromones in direct control of behavior, and ...

  • Biological Control

    This text provides readers with an in-depth exploration of how biological control functions and how it can be safely employed to solve pest problems and enhance nature conservation. It covers the principles behind biological control techniques and their implementation, and incorporates practical examples from the biological control of a ...

  • Environmental Soil Biology

    Environmental considerations are playing an increasingly important role in determining management strategies for soil and land. Many important environmental issues involve aspects of the biology of soil, and these issues cannot be considered satisfactorily in isolation from a general understanding of soil biology as a whole. This is the ...

  • Phytochemical Resources for Medicine and Agriculture

    An Historical Perspective of Ancient Poison (Cutler). Plants and Plant Products Used im Mummification (David). Plants Used Medically by Indigenous Peoples (Lewis). Plants as Sources of Medicinally and Pharmaceutically Important Compounds (Kinghorn). SocioEconomic Poisons (Brenneisen, ElSohly). Antiparasitic Agents from Plants (Borris, ...

  • Forest Condition in a Changing Environment

    The threats posed by anthropogenic pollution of the environment have resulted in animated public debate about forest condition and growth. Therefore, research into forest condition and vitality has been one of the key areas in forest ecology during the past two decades. The basic questions presented have been: What changes are taking place ...

  • Discards in the world's marine fisheries. An update (+CD-ROM) (English)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersDiscards represent a significant proportion of global marine catches and are generally thought to constitute waste or suboptimal use of fishery resources. A number of United Nations resolutions have drawn attention to the need to monitor and reduce discards and unwanted bycatch, in order to assess the impact ...

  • Insect Olfaction

    The insect olfactory system has become a very important model of sensory function, morphology and development. Intense research in several insect orders has yielded a large amount of data. This book provides a comprehensive overview, with special emphasis placed on pheromone-specific and host-related detection and processing of odour information. ...

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