Publisher description for CRC handbook of pest management in agriculture / editor, David Pimentel.

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The second edition of the CRC Handbook of Pest Management in Agriculture examines the interdependency of agricultural pest management strategies. Topics discussed include agricultural losses to pests; chemical and non-chemical control technologies; pesticide resistance; environmental impacts of pesticides; biological pest control; host-plant resistance; crop rotations and other cultural controls; assessments of the relative effectiveness, benefits, and risks of various pest control strategies; and improved pest control approaches for making agriculture more profitable and sustainable. This is a "must have" book for entomologists, plant pathologists, and weed control specialists, in addition to university and research institute libraries.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Agricultural pests -- Control -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.