ISBN 9780137800247,Entomology And Pest Management

Entomology And Pest Management


Prentice Hall

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ISBN 9780137800247

Prentice Hall

Publication Year 1998

ISBN 9780137800247

ISBN-10 013780024X


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 688 Pages
Language (English)

Computer software

For undergraduate/ graduate-level introductory courses in Applied Entomology, Insect Pest Management, or Economic Entomology. Ideal for students with little or no background in entomology-and those who cannot spend the time to take both a general entomology course and an applied course-this text combines, in a single volume-general principles of entomology and modern principles of insect pest management-including factual details and specific examples. *Emphasizes both theory (the major elements of general entomology) and practice (modern principles of pest management) throughout. *Features a novel treatment of pest management practice that draws analogies with human medicine. *Offers an ecological approach that 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 *Presents examples of successful insect pest management programs in the context of diverse commodities. *Highlights new terms and important comments in boldface type for quick-reference.