Alternatives to Chemical Pesticides in Pest Management

Alternatives to Chemical Pesticides in Pest Management
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Alternatives to Chemical Pesticides in Pest Management

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PREFACE Man s welfare is materially affected a lot by insects, diseases and weeds which cause heavy losses to our crops and are harmful in many other ways also. A number of methods have been used to combat these noxious pests with varying degree of success but among all, chemical pesticides are used to solve the problem to a greater extent. The indiscriminate use of these chemical pesticides has resulted in serious damage to non-target animals including human beings by serious ly affecting our environment. Besides, these chemical pesticides cause killing of natural enemies, develop resistance problem among pests to pesticides, high residue hazards and upsetting of ecological balance in nature. This has necessitated to look for alternatives which
are
eco-friendly
and
sustainable.
Various
methods of pest control, Integrated Pest Management including biotechnological approaches, etc. are dealt herewith to safeguard the ecological balance and crop health The text of this compendium also explores several avenues for future research on the alternatives of pesticides for crop health. The articles given in this book have been presented by the scientists of repute in an Indian Council of Agricultural Research ICAR , New Delhi sponsored winter school organized at Maharana Pratap
University
of Agriculture
and
Technology,
Udaipur during 2003. These articles are systematically
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