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This book provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the research and application of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in tropical regions. The first section explores the agro-ecological framework that represents the foundations of IPM in addition to emerging technologies in chemical and biological methods that are core to pest control in tropical crops. The second section follows a crop-based approach and provides details of current IPM applications in the main tropical food crops (such as cereals, legumes, root and tuber crops, sugarcane, vegetables, banana and plantain, citrus, oil palm, tea, cocoa, and coffee), fiber crops (such as cotton), and tropical forests.

Integrated Pest Management in Tropical Regions:

- Explores the techniques aimed at controlling pests in agro-ecosystems sustainably while reducing secondary effects on the environment and on plant, animal, and human health
- Contextualizes IPM within our current knowledge of climate change and the global movement of organisms
- Covers integrated strategies to contain pests in major tropical food crops, fiber crops, and trees 
- Discusses options and challenges for pest control in tropical agriculture.

Written by an international team of experts, this is a valuable tool for researchers, extension workers and stakeholders in the field of sustainable agricultural development as well as for all those in charge of implementing training and development programs to enhance the worldwide adoption of sustainable techniques in IPM, agriculture, and crop protection.

Publication Details

  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780648002
  • Dewey Decimal: 632.609
  • ECHO Library: 632.609 RAP