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Crop Pests Management Sustainable Management of Crop Pests

Author Name: K. Devarassou | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

Crop cultivation is actually against nature, as per ecological theory and concepts. While cultivating crops, farmers maintin homogenous plant population. As per ecological theory and principles, an unit area having homogenous population tends to be converted automatically into heterogenous by nature. For that reason, weeds are flourshing when ever crops are been grown. Also various biotic factors like insects and disease causing organisms follows, as the crop growth proceed further. Pest management in cultivable crops is challenging in the present scenario due to intensive and extensive cultivation practice. To meet out the needs of ever growing human popluation, we are forced to extend the area of cultivation as well as many crops per year. Sustainable pests mangement on crop plants is gaining momentum. Pesticide residue free food produces like grains, vegetables, fruits, spices and medicinal plant products are in demand around the world. Hence, sustainable crop cultivation with respect to pest management using Integrated approach is the best solution. Latest techniques and novel insecticides plays a major role in sustainable pest management.

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K. Devarassou

K. Devarassou has more than 12 years of teaching and 3 years research experience in the field of Entomology. He has guided 24 graduate students for their research credit, published two books, three book chapters and three research articles in journals of international repute. He has been honoured with research excellence award for his significant contribution towards ecological entomology, concept on non-erradication of insect pests in rice agroecosystem, plant physiological and formulation of ecology based new theory on Mass extinction. On his behalf he had also developed a new technique called "Wet cloth wrapping technique" for the benefit of silkworm farmers.

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