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An Introduction to Arthropod Pest Control

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ISBN: 9780521567879    Publisher: Cambridge Year of publishing: 2002     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 360        Language: English
Arthropod pests are responsible for huge annual losses in global crop production and for transmitting a number of infectious diseases. The control of such pests is therefore of the utmost importance. An Introduction...Read more
Arthropod pests are responsible for huge annual losses in global crop production and for transmitting a number of infectious diseases. The control of such pests is therefore of the utmost importance. An Introduction to Arthropod Pest Control provides an up-to-date, detailed overview of current approaches to pest control including chemical and biological pest control and the latest developments in biotechnology. The book specifically emphasises the techniques available for controlling pests and is intended as a standard introductory text for undergraduates, postgraduates, and professional pest control practitioners.
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About the author: J.R.M. Thacker
J. R. M. Thacker is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Paisley in Scotland, UK.

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'This book provides an up-to-date and well-balanced overview of current approaches to pest control. Each chapter ends with a short statement summarising the major achievements and disadvantages of...Read more
'This book provides an up-to-date and well-balanced overview of current approaches to pest control. Each chapter ends with a short statement summarising the major achievements and disadvantages of each technique. ... this is a useful source of reference to current approaches to pest control.' Experimental Agriculture 'In sum, the book does exactly what it says on the cover, and does it well: it provides a solid introduction to arthropod pest control that will be of great use to those starting out in the field. Pests beware!' Journal of Agricultural Science 'A collective information is a very useful introduction to a complex discipline, and every reader is likely to learn something new from the great variety of information included. Many students are likely to appreciate the author's efforts to encompass such a large array of material within such a concise and affordable book.' T. R. New
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