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Integrated Pest Management in Tropical Regions
Integrated Pest Management in Tropical Regions
Integrated Pest Management in Tropical Regions
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Integrated Pest Management in Tropical Regions

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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) and also fibre 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 contains pests in major tropical food crops, fibre crops and trees
· Discusses options and challenges for pest control in tropical agriculture
LanguageEnglish
Release dateDec 11, 2017
ISBN9781780648026
Integrated Pest Management in Tropical Regions
Author

Tsedeke Abate

Tsedeke Abate has more than four decades of experience as a leader and researcher at international, regional, and national levels. He is the founder and leader of HGV (Homegrown Vision), an independent think-tank on African agriculture. He led the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project and CIMMYT's Maize Seed Systems in Africa between April 2012 and July 2017. Between February 2008 and March 2012, Tsedeke led the Tropical Legumes II project of ICRISAT which was implemented across Africa and Southern Asia. He was Director General of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, where he introduced transformational changes, between December 2003 and March 2007.

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