Integrated Pest Management in Tropical Regions

Integrated Pest Management in Tropical Regions

Carmelo Rapisarda, Giuseppe E Massimino Cocuzza, Tsedeke Abate, Siti Ramlah A. Ali, Miguel A Altieri


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This book provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the research and application of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in tropical regions. The first section explores the agro-ecological framework that represents the foundations of IPM, in addition to emerging technologies in chemical and biological methods that are core to pest control in tropical crops. The second section follows a crop-based approach and provides details of current IPM applications in the main tropical food crops (such as cereals, legumes, root and tuber crops, sugarcane, vegetables, banana and plantain, citrus, oil palm, tea, cocoa and coffee) and also fibre crops (such as cotton) and tropical forests. Integrated Pest Management in Tropical Regions: · Explores the techniques aimed at controlling pests in agro-ecosystems sustainably while reducing secondary effects on the environment and on plant, animal and human health · Contextualizes IPM within our current knowledge of climate change and the global movement of organisms · Covers integrated strategies to contains pests in major tropical food crops, fibre crops and trees · Discusses options and challenges for pest control in tropical agriculture