Introduction to Agricultural Acarology: Biology and Control of Mite Pests in the Tropics

by Bajerjee, Barundeb

ISBN: 9789354612473
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Imprint : Associated Publishing Company
Year : 2023
Price : Rs. 4395.00
Biblio : vii+118p.,figs.,tabls.,ind., 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. B. Banerjee an internationally recognized authority in the management and ecology of mite pests Dr. Banerjee was educated at the Universities of Calcutta (M.Sc.), Southern lllinois (MS) and London (PhD). He was Nebuta International Fellow at the Agricultural University, and Institute of Phytopathological Research, Wageningen, Netherlands; and IDA World Bank Visiting Professor in Agricultural Entomology at the University of Nairobi.

About The Book

Agricultural Acarology brings to the notice of agricultural researchers in general, and plant protection specialists and students of entomological sciences in particular, the diversity of the problems created by phytophagous mites, and the ecological perspective needed for their management in tropical and subtropical agriculture, The book brings to the fore an unified view of the dynamics of mite phytophagy on agricultural crops in general, and the specialized strategies needed for the management of acarine pests at functional levels. It brings together relevant information on the life-systems of mites, including their distribution and abundance on agricultural host-plant under different conditions of growing. Special emphasis is given to the problems and prospects associated with the use of acaricides, methodologies for their evaluation and applications in relation to biological characteristics of mites. <BR> The book will be an important source of reference for researchers in mite biology, ecology and control, as well as a practical compendium for extension workers, agricultural scientists and plant protection specialists involved in the management and control of mite pests.