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Insect pest resistance: an alternative approach for crop protection


Khan, Md. Aslam and Khan, Zehra and Ahmad, Wasim and Paul, Bishwajeet and Paul, Sangeeta and Aggarwal, Chetana and Akhtar, Mohd. Sayeed (2015) Insect pest resistance: an alternative approach for crop protection. In: Crop Production and Global Environmental Issues. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 257-282. ISBN 9783319231617; EISBN: 9783319231624

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From experience with insect resistance caused by synthetic chemical insecticides, it is clear that no single management tactic can provide lasting solutions to the insect pest problem. Biological control is a component of integrated pest management strategies that minimize insecticide spray applications and move towards ecofriendly systems of pest management. Successful utilization of host plant resistance, phytochemical products, pheromones, biological control agents such as predators, parasitoids, entomopathogenic bacteria, virus, nematodes, and fungi can help to control many destructive pests to achieve sustainable crop protection.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Institute of Tropical Agriculture
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Keywords: Insecticide; Resistance; Biological control; Biopesticides
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 11:47
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 11:47
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