Pedigo and Rice expertly combine basic and applied entomology in this reader-friendly, pedagogically rich text. Assuming only a background in elementary biology, the authors present the major elements of general entomology before moving on to concepts in insect biology and ecology necessary for understanding insect pest management. Both theory and practice are emphasized as readers explore pertinent topics. The authors discuss pest-management issuesaboth preventive and curativeaas aspects of applied ecology, with solutions considering environmental quality, profitability, and durability. Insect diagnostic boxes with detailed information on distribution, importance, appearance, and life cycles of particular species and groups appear throughout the text. Readers will come away with a comprehensive introduction to applied, sustainable pest management appropriate for whatever commodities they must handle.Most of these species cannot be considered pests at all or are subeconomic pests because their activity does not result in an ... Not only do these natural enemies help prevent some insects from attaining pest status, but they also play a role inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Entomology and Pest Management|
|Author||:||Larry P. Pedigo, Marlin E. Rice|
|Publisher||:||Waveland Press - 2014-12-22|