Entomology and Pest Management
Ideal for readers with little or no background in the subject, this book combines single-volume coverage of both general principles of entomology and ... Show synopsis Ideal for readers with little or no background in the subject, this book combines single-volume coverage of both general principles of entomology and modern principles of insect pest management -- with factual details and specific examples. KEY TOPICS: " Discusses pest management topics as aspects of applied ecology, and presents solutions to pest problems with regard to environmental quality, profitability, and durability. Features a unique chapter on "Ecological Backlash" that discusses why pest programs fail. Contains stand-alone treatments of both insect sampling and decision making -- emphasizing economic thresholds. Presents examples of successful insect pest management programs in the context of diverse commodities. Covers recent pesticide regulations -- particularly the "Food Quality Protection Act of 1996" -- which will have significant influences on pesticide registrations in the future. Features nearly 60 "Insect diagnostic boxes" -- with detailed information on distribution, importance, appearance, and life cycle of insect species or species groups. Contains several important appendices: A key to the orders of insects that allows even novices to identify both adult and immature insects; A list of insect common names along with the accompanying scientific names and classifications; and Lists of common insecticides by common and trade names and gives manufacturer and toxicity information. For entomologists and anyone wanting an introduction to applied entomology, insect pest management, or economic entomology.