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Integrated Pest Management of Tropical Vegetable Crops

Author : Rangaswamy Muniappan
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It is an edited book with chapters written by multi-disciplinary specialists in their specific subject areas. It covers development of IPM components and packaging them for individual vegetable crops specifically targeted to tropical countries. Scientific background for IPM components or tactics will be included. There will be case studies of IPM packages developed and implemented in different countries. The concept of IPM has been in existence for the past six decades; however, a practical holistic program has not been developed and implemented for vegetable crops, in the developing countries. Currently the IPM adoption rate in the tropics is minimal and there is a need for implementation of IPM technologies that are environmentally safe, economical, and socially acceptable. We believe that adoption and implementation of IPM provided in this book will lead to significant reduction in crop losses and mitigate adverse impacts of pesticide use in the tropics. This book is an outcome 20 years of research, development and implementation of the IPM CRSP, a project supported by USAID and administered by Virginia Tech in several developing countries along the tropical belt in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ​

Integrated Pest Management Of Vegetable Crops

Author : Rakesh Sharma
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The Book " Integrated Pest Management of Vegetable Crops" deals with a global overview IPM initiatives and review of different IPM programmes. The widespread use of IPM practices has not been adopted besides there has been a problem of diffusion of IPM practices from research sub-system to farmers. There is no unanimity with the methodological aspects of impact evaluation and dissemination of IPM programmes/practices., The book focuses on integrated pest management of vegetables, pesticide use, robust methodological aspects of impact evaluation, impact evaluation of vegetable IPM programmes and factors impacting the adoption of IPM practices. This book will serve the agencies associated with formulation and implementation of IPM programmes and will serve the professionals, investigators, and academia. At post-graduate level, the students will find the book as a useful guide for planning and conducting future research on IPM diffusion and impact analysis.

Integrated Pest Management in Protected Vegetable Crops

Author : R. Cavalloro
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Pest Management In Vegetables Vol 1 2 2Nd Edition

Author : Srivastava K.P. Et Al
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Vegetable Scenario Is Changing Very Fast. The Advent Of Plant Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering And The Introduction Of Gene In To Vegetable Plant Has Resulted In A Remarkable And Rapid Shift In Vegetable Practices. The Basic Purpose Of Second Revised Edition Is To Update The Material Which Is Now More Than 10 Year Old. As A Result The Chapters In The Earlier Edition Have Been Revised And Expanded And A New Chapter On The Genetic Engineering Of Vegetable Crops For The Insect Pest Management Is Added. The Phenomenal Growth Of Vegetable During The Last Ten Years And The Diversity Adopted Have Made This Science Truly And Integrated One. The Involvement Of Interdisciplinary Trend As Well As The Modern And Newly Evolved Pest Control Methods Made It Necessitate To Revise The First Edition. Comprehensive Account Of Each Pest Is Given Along With Recommended Control Measures. Wherever Necessary Line Drawing Or Colour Plate Of The Insect/Disease/Nematodes Is Incorporated To Provide A Clear Picture Of The Concerned Pest. The Vegetables Are The Potential Crops For Improving Nutrition And To Provide Food Security. Vegetable Being Rich Source Of Nutrients Can Play Significant Role For Improving The Nutritional Intake. With The Advent Of Modern Technologies Such As Improved Varieties, Hybrid Production, Integrated Pest Management, Protected Cultivation; Scenario Of Vegetable Production In India Is Changing At A Fast Rate. There Is An Exhaustive Bibliography That Includes The Latest References On Pests Of Vegetable Crops And Their Control. Appendices Give Further Information On Insecticide Residues, Tolerance Limits And Safe Waiting Period After Insecticidal Application. Insects Reported From Other Parts Of The World But Not Yet Intercepted From India Have Been Also Listed. Nutritive And Other Values Of The Vegetables Have Also Been Given.The Book Is Designed For The Undergraduate And Post Graduate Students Of Economic Entomology, Plant Pathology And Nematology As Well As Plant Protection. It Will Serve Guide To All The Professors And Teachers Of Agricultural Universities And Also For The Progressive Cultivators, Orchardists And Plant Protection Workers. It Is A Must For The Shelf Of Every Library, Scientific Or Otherwise.

Vegetable Pest Management Guide For Farmers

Author : Uma Shankar
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Farmer s guide lists the pest profiles of the diagnosis, nature and extent of damage and management of various insect pests of important vegetable crops and to initiate timely and better management to save their produce, increase yield and to fetch good remuneration from their produce.

Diseases of Vegetable Crops and Their Integrated Management

Author : R. K. Mishra (Mycorrhizal technologist)
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Vegetables are important source of dietary fibers, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Shifting from a non-vegetarian diet to vegetarian, global recognition of the importance of vegetables for human health and their medicinal and nutritional value have contributed to a steady upward trend in vegetable production system. China is ranked first in the world and currently produces around 237 million tons of vegetable. The total vegetable production of India during the year 2009-10 was approximately 90 million tons. Pesticides are valuable tools in sustainable vegetable production, but unfortunately they are often being used irresponsibly, causing hazards to producers, consumers and the environment. In addition, they can exacerbate pests and diseases problems by inducing resistance and suppressing the natural enemies which exert natural biological control. This book aims to promoting an integration of appropriate chemical, cultural, physical, genetic and biological technologies into Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies for vegetable crop protection.

Theory And Practice Of Integrated Pest Management

Author : Dhawan, A.K.
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The dominance of insects in the world fauna has made them the humanity's greatest rival for the world's food resources, both directly by eating the plants cultivated for food and indirectly as vectors of pathogens attacking these plants. Agricultural scientists and especially entomologists have strived hard to develop a diversity of cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical weapons during the last more than two centuries to gain dominance over insects. However, there is evidence that insect pest problems have escalated with an increasing cropping intensity and with the use of agrochemicals inherent in modern agriculture. Consequently, Indian plant protection scientists have intensified research on the development of pest management tactics and effective pest management systems have been designed for all the important crops in the country. This book, consisting of 29 chapters, draws together the diverse literature on the subject of insect pest management in agriculture and contains contributions written by scientists having extensive experience with insect pest problems in Indian agriculture. The first half of the book is devoted to the principles and components of pest management including factors affecting pest populations, construction of life tables, coevolution of insects and plants, pest forecasting, pesticides, IGRs, botanicals, entomopathogenic nematodes and molecular approaches, etc. The different tactics for the management of major insect pests of principal agricultural crops of India, viz. rice, maize, wheat, forage crops, cotton, sugarcane, vegetables, fruits, oilseeds, pulse crops, jute, mesta and tobacco have been discussed in the second half of the book. The book contains a wealth of information on all aspects of insect pest management in agriculture under Indian conditions and would prove indispensable for students, teachers and researchers in agricultural entomology in India and other Asian countries.

Management of Insect Pests in Vegetable Crops

Author : Ramanuj Vishwakarma
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This new book on the sustainable management of insect pests in important vegetables offers valuable management strategies in detail. It focuses on eco-friendly technology and approaches to mitigating the damage caused by insect pests with special reference to newer insecticides. Chapters in the volume provide an introduction to vegetable entomology and go on to present a plethora of research on sustainable eco-friendly pest management strategies for root vegetables, spice crops, tuber crops, and more. Vegetable crops that are infested by several insect pests from the nursery to the harvesting stage cause enormous crop losses. Given that it is estimated that up to 40 percent of global crops are lost to agricultural pests each year, new research on effective management strategies is vital. The valuable information provided in this book will be very helpful for faculty and advanced-level students, scientists and researchers, policymakers, and others involved in pest management for vegetable crops.

Integrated Pest Management

Author : A.K. Dhawan
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The book, consists of 31 chapters, will be useful to scientists working in the field of entomology. Chapters 1-10 present comprehensive review of concept and implementation and future need of pest management, impact of climate on pest population, insect invasion, pollinators, pesticide use, bar coding as tool to understand diversity and pesticide formulation and safety to environment. The next 5 chapters present comprehensive information on host plant resistance, soil solarization, neem and behaviour modify chemicals as component of pest management. Chapters 16-26 present the management strategies on crops like sugarcane, rice, sorghum, tobacco, fruits, vegetables crops and stored grain pests and strategies for management of mites which are emerging pests of agricultural crops. In the last 5 chapters presents the strategies for transmission of technology and its impact and the role of electronic media on dissemination of technology. The book contains comprehensive information in recent trends in various aspects of pest management complied by scientist working in specialized areas of pest management. The book will be useful to students, teachers, researchers and policy planners associated with pest management.

Insect Mite and Vertebrate Pests and their Management in Horticultural Crops

Author : P.P. Reddy
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Horticulture in India is fast emerging as a major commercial venture, because of higher remuneration per unit area and the realization that consumption of fruits and vegetables is essential for health and nutrition. In the last one decade, export potential of horticultural crops has significantly increased attracting even multinationals into floriculture, processing and value added products. Productivity of horticultural crops in India is relatively low compared to other countries. Of the several factors responsible for lower productivity of horticultural crops, pests (insect, mite and vertebrate pests) are considered as important limiting factors. The annual losses due to pests to all the crops in India was estimated at Rs. 60,000 million in 1983, which at today’s prices could exceed Rs. 200,000 million. The information on pests (insect, mite and vertebrate pests) in horticultural crops is very much scattered. There is no such book at present which comprehensively and exclusively deals with the above aspects on horticultural crops. The present book deals with geographical distribution, damage, host range, biology, predisposing factors, and management of insect, mite and vertebrate pests in horticultural crops in detail using regulatory, physical, cultural, chemical, biological, host plant resistance and integrated methods. The book is extensively illustrated with excellent quality photographs enhancing the quality of publication. This book is a practical guide to practicing farmers of horticultural crops. Further, it is a useful reference to policy makers, research and extension workers and students. The material can also be used for teaching undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

Insect Pest And Disease Management

Author : Dwarika Prasad
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Of late, frequent application and large scale use of pesticides for control of pests led to the endangerment of agro-ecosystem. Indiscriminate use of insecticides resulted in the destruction of parasitoids and predators of the pests and ultimately led to the resistance of pests to insecticides and insect resurgence. In the light of these problems, considerable research has been devoted to the elucidation of the toxic residues in/on consumable produce. Considering the seriousness insecticidal problems, there is an urgent need for developing effective economically viable and environmentally safe pest management system. Exploitation of bioagents, biogesticides, biointensive integrated pest management and need base use of pesticides have greater role and scope in overall insect pest and disease management. The publication this book is timely and appropriate for the plant protectionists. There are 41 thought provoking chapters on entomology, plant pathology, nematology and weed science written by the scientists who are experts in their subject. The book is an asset for the policy makers, administrators, teachers, research workers and students who may be referring the literature time to time. Contents Chapter 1: Adaptable IPM Technology for Vegetable Crops by H R Sardana and R K Tanwar; Chapter 2: Insect Pheromones in IPM: Problems and Prospects by H P Misra; Chapter 3: Role of Sex Pheromones in Management of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) by Krishna Kant; Chapter 4: Integrated Approach for management of Major Insect-pests of Sugarcane by M K Gupta, A K Sarma and K M Singh; Chapter 5: Integrated Ecofriendly Management of Jute Pests by U S Yadav and S S Prasad; Chapter 6: Insect pest of Mungbean and Urbean and their Integrated Management by S K Singh and D K Yadav; Chapter 7: Status and Strategies on Management of Coconut Eriophyied Mite by C Muthiah; Chapter 8: Sustainable Management of Bud Fly, Dasyneura lini Barnes in Linseed by Y P Malik; Chapter 9: Ecofriendly Strategies for Management of Thrips palmi Karny as Pest and Vector by Anuj Bhatnagar; Chapter 10: Spiders: Bio-ecology and Conservation for Insect Pest Management by R K Tanwar, O M Bambawale and H R Sardana; Chapter 11: Impact of Thiamethoxam on Spiders in Sugarcane Ecosystem by C Vijayaraghavan and A Regupathyl; Chapter 12: Life Table and Biotic Potential of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) on Chickpea by S K Singh and D K Yadav; Chapter 13: Insect Pathogens and Pest Management by R K Murali Baskaran, D S Rajavel and K Suresh; Chapter 14: Rice Disease and their Management through Biocontrol Agents by Ashraf Ali Khan and D Prasad; Chapter 15: Eco-friendly Approaches for Sclerotina Disease Management in Vegetable Crops by Ramesh Singh, Udit Narain and Alka; Chapter 16: Integrated Disease Management in Pulses by Jameel Akhtar, V B Nargund and Abdul Khalid; Chapter 17: Eco-friendly Approaches: Combat for Rice Disease by Ali Anwar, G N Bhat, K A Bhat, M Shahjahan Dar and F A Khan; Chapter 18: Active Oxygen in Plant Disease Control: Possible Role and Future Scope by Chinmay Biswas, S K Biswas and S S L Srivastava; Chapter 19: Sclerotinia Stem Rot of Mustard and its Management by Rajendra Prasad and Saroj Kumar; Chapter 20: Spot Blotch of wheat: Management Options with Special Reference to Biological Control by S K Biswas, Chinmay Biswas, Biswajit Bhowmik and S S L Srivastava; Chapter 21; Ecologically Sustainable Management of Sheath Blight Disease of Rice by Rajbir Singh, A P Sinha, Ashraf Ali Khan, G P Gangwar and D Prasad; Chapter 22: Integrated Disease Management on Mize by Shahid Ahamad; Chapter 23: Present Scenario of Management Strategies of Plant Viral Diseases by K K Biswas, Sumita Kumari and Avijit Tarafdar; Chapter 24: Bacterial Endophytes of Plants and their Uses in Agriculture by Biswajit Bhowmik, Tusar Kanti Bag and S K Biswas; Chapter 25: Major Diseases of Medicinal Plants by P K Gupta, N D Sharma and Yogita Gharde; Chapter 26: Ecofriendly Management of Late Blight Disease of Potato in the Plains of West Bengal by Amitava Basu; Chapter 27: Strategies to Combat Challenges for Management of Red Rot in Sugarcane by Vijai Singh, S N Srivastava, B B Joshi and S K Awasthi; Chapter 28: Eco-friendly Management of Insect Pests and Nematodes in Hill Horticultural Crops by R P Soundararajan and V Lakshmanan; Chapter 29: Entomopathogenic Nematodes: A Potential Biocontrol Agent by D Prasad; Chapter 30: Eco-friendly Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Vegetable Crops by V K Singh; Chapter 31: Nematode Egg Parasitic Fungus, Pochonia chlamydosporia by I Cannayane and E I Jonathan; Chapter 32: Anti-nutritional Compounds in Pulses by Amit Kumar Jain, Sudhir Kumar, Om Prakash, and J D S Panwar; Chapter 33: Root-knot Nematode Problems in Nursery and Young Tea by B C Bora and P P Neog; Chapter 34: Ufra: A Nematode Disease in Deep Water Rice and its Management by Debanand Das and Bharot Ch Bora; Chapter 35: Biotechnological Approaches in IPM: Scope and Recent Development by N Emmanuel and Swaran Dhingra; Chapter 36: Management of Rats by S C Khanna; Chapter 37: Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria in Major Pests and Diseases Control by Amit Kumar Jain, Sudhir Kumar, Om Prakash Singh and J D S Panwar; Chapter 38: Present Situation of Crop Losses Caused by Plant Virus by K K Biswas; Chapter 39: Response of Rhizobium with Sulphur and Micronutrients on Seed Quality of Block Gram (Vigna mungo L Hepper) by Brijesh Kumar Rathi, Amit Kumar Jain, Sudhir Kumar and J D S Panwar; Chapter 40: Advances in Diagnosis and Management of Banana Bunchy Top Disease by Mohd Akram and Rajesh Kumar; Chapter 41: New Paradigms in Weed Management in India by Nisha K Chopra, Neelam Kumar Chopra, S N Sinha and Derhinder Chowdary

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Horticultural Crop Protection

Author : P. Parvatha Reddy
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The use of synthetic pesticides has undoubtedly resulted in the achievement of increased crop production. However, in recent times, there has been a considerable pressure on consumers and farmers to reduce or eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides in horticulture, since fruits and vegetables are consumed afresh. This concern has encouraged looking for better alternatives which are cheaper and eco-friendly than synthetic pesticides. It is well known that plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) play an important role in maintaining crop and soil health through versatile mechanisms. There are two main outcomes or effects from beneficial microorganisms: enhanced plant growth and crop protection, both of which represent the two main constraints to agriculture. The information on biomanagement of pests (insect and nematode pests, fungal, bacterial and viral/phytoplasma diseases) of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, plantation, spice, tuber, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic crops) using PGPR is very much scattered. There is no book at present which comprehensively and exclusively deals with the above aspects on horticultural crops. The present book deals with biomanagement of pests in horticultural crops in detail using PGPR. The present book deals with biomanagement of pests in horticultural crops in detail using PGPR. The present book is divided into six sections. The first section deals with the importance of PGPR including introduction, potential role of PGPR in agriculture, genera of PGPR, disease management, nematode management, insect pest management, integrated pest management, mechanism of biocontrol, mass production, formulation, delivery and commercialization. Pest management in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate fruit crops is dealt in Section II. The third section deals with pest management in Solanaceous, bulbous, Malvaceous, Cruciferous, Leguminous, Cucurbitaceous, leafy and root and tuber vegetable crops. Pest management in plantation and spice crops is in Section IV. Section V deals with pest management in ornamental, medicinal and aromatic crops. The last section deals with a road map ahead including challenges, future prospective and conclusions. The book is extensively illustrated with excellent quality photographs enhancing the quality of publication. The book is written in lucid style, easy to understand language along with adoptable recommendations involving eco-friendly components of IPM.

Insect Pest Management

Author : A. Rami Horowitz
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This book explores ecologically sound and innovative techniques in insect pest management in field and protected crops. From a general overview of pest management to new biorational insecticides such as insect growth regulators, and new strategies to reduce resistance, the coverage is entirely up-to-date. Other chapters describe advances in pest management of important crops such as cotton, corn, oilseed rape and various vegetables.


Author : Dr. P. Parvatha Reddy
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Nematodes continue to threaten horticultural crops throughout the world, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Estimated overall average annual yield loss of the world's major horticultural crops due to damage by plant parasitic nematodes is 13.54%. Monetary losses due to nematodes on 10 horticultural crops, six of which are life sustaining were estimated at US$ 19.37 billion annually based on 1984 production figures and prices. These deleterious effects on plant growth result in reduced yields and poor quality of horticultural crops. Nematode management is therefore, important for high yields and quality that are required by the high cost of modern crop production. The information on nematode diseases and their management, especially crop wise, is very much scattered and there is no book which deals entirely with the above aspects on horticultural crops. This book deals with nematode diseases and their management in horticultural crops such as fruit, vegetable, orname-ntal, medicinal, aromatic, plantation, spice and tuber crops. Each nematode disease is described in adequate detail under the following heads: economic importance, crop losses, distribution, symptoms, hosts range, life cycle, races/ biotypes, host-parasite relationship, histopathology, ecology, spread, survival, interaction with other pathogens and management. The management methods presented includes regulatory, physical cultural, chemical, biological, host resistance and integrated approach. An entire chapter is devoted for sources of availability of critical inputs used for nematode management which would be very useful to the farmers. Very useful information on certain aspects of nematode management is presented in Appendix. The book is adequately illustrated with about 50 figures. This book is a practical guide to practicing farmers of horticultural crops. Further, it is a useful reference to policy makers, research and extension workers and students. The material can also be used for teaching under-graduate and post-graduate courses.

Handbook of Pest Management in Organic Farming

Author : Vincenzo Vacante
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This book is an up-to-date and comprehensive reference covering pest management in organic farming in major crops of the world. General introductory chapters explore the management of crops to prevent pest outbreaks, plant protection tools in organic farming, and natural enemies and pest control. The remaining chapters are crop-based and discuss geographic distribution, economic importance and key pests. For each pest the fundamental aspects of its bio-ecology and the various methods of control are presented. Understanding of the scientific content is facilitated with practical advice, tables and diagrams, helping users to apply the theories and recommendations. This is an essential resource for researchers and extension workers in crop protection, integrated pest management and biocontrol, and organic farming systems.

Biopesticides in Sustainable Agriculture Progress and Potential

Author : O. Koul
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This book emphasizes the role of various biopesticides in the protection of various crops like rice, maize, pulses, oilseeds, cotton, sugarcane, vegetables, fruits, tobacco, spice crops, tuber crops, coconut, tea, forest plantations and stored products. The present book is an attempt to evaluate the scope of biopesticides in sustainable agriculture of various crops in order to contemplate the progress and constraints and suggest a future roadmap for potential use of biopesticides.

Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Australia

Author : Denis Persley
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A diagnostic guide and a key reference for diseases affecting vegetable crops in Australia. The text is supported by over 190 pages of colour plates.

Arthropod Pests of Horticultural Crops in Tropical Asia

Author : R. Muniappan
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Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economy of tropical Asia, but arthropod pests are major constraints to production. This book consolidates the research on pests of South and Southeast Asia, providing useful data for the establishment of sustainable pest management programs. It covers the main arthropod pests of twenty five major crops, with colour photographs of their adult and immature stages, their distribution, biology, disease vectors, symptoms of the damage they cause and their natural enemies.

Integrated Management of Fruit Crops and Forest Nematodes

Author : Aurelio Ciancio
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This series originated during a visit of prof. K. G. Mukerji to the CNR Plant Protection Institute at Bari, Italy, in November 2005. Both editors convened to produce a series of five volumes focusing, in a multi-disciplinary approach, on recent advances and achievements in the practice of crop protection and integrated pest and disease management. This fourth Volume deals with management of nematodes parasitic of tree crops, and includes a section on tropical fruit crops and commodities, as well as a second section on tree crops from more temperate areas. The latter also includes a chapter updating the current knowledge about the pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Volume 4 flanks Volume 2 of this IMPD series, which focused on management of vegetable and grain crops nematodes. Nematodes are a very successful, diversified and specialised animal group, present in nature in any ecological niche. Among nematode species, only a reduced number feeds on plants, of which a few species cause severe economic impacts on crop productions. Plant parasitic nematodes represent an important concern for a broad range of agricultural productions and systems, worldwide. This statement explains the attention devoted in last decades to nematodes, and the research and technical efforts invested for their control.

Handbook of Vegetable Pests

Author : John L. Capinera
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Garden pests plague everyone who has ever raised vegetables, from backyard gardener to professional horticulturists, farm managers, and agrobusiness professionals. The economic impacts of vegetable pests are enormous. To manage and minimize the adverse impacts of pests, it is important to identify exactly which pests are afflicting crops. The Handbook of Vegetable Pests is intended to assist anyone in need of an easy-to-use, and yet comprehensive, survey of all pests likely to be encountered in North America. This Handbook provides thorough identification guides, descriptions of pest life history, and pest management recommendations. The text is well illustrated with hundreds of easy-to-use line drawings, is cross-referenced to the professional and scientific literature, and includes color plates for ease of insect pest identification. Every gardener, horticulturalist, farm manager, and plant science professional should have this Handbook as a ready desk reference. Key Features * Identification guides list the major and minor pests of each crop family and provide distinguishing characteristics for each pest * Includes pest profiles that describe the appearance, life history, and management of various pests * Over 600 black and white line drawings and over 100 color images to further aid in identification * Detailed glossary provided to help with the definition of some of the less known terms