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Biorational Control of Arthropod Pests: Application and Resistance Management

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    Available in PDF Format | Biorational Control of Arthropod Pests: Application and Resistance Management.pdf | English
    Isaac Ishaaya(Editor) A. Rami Horowitz(Editor)
For nearly 50 years, pest control was mostly based on broad-spectrum conv- tional insecticides such as organochlorines, organophosphates, carbamates and pyrethroids. However, the severe adverse effects of pesticideson the environment, problems of resistance reaching crisis proportions and public protests led to stricter regulations and legislation aimed at reducing their use. Ways to reduce the use of synthetic pesticides in plantprotection and to use more alternative and novel me- ods for pest control or biorational control are the challenges of pest control for the twenty-first century. The term biorational (biological + rational) pesticides can bedefined as the use of specific and selective chemicals, often with a unique modes of action, that are compatible with natural enemies and the environment, with minimal effect on n- target organisms. Biorational control isbased on a diversity of chemical, biological and physical approaches for controlling insect pests which results in minimum risk to man and the environment.

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