Biological control of insect pests using egg parasitoids / S. Sithanantham, Chandish R. Ballal, S.K. Jalali, N. Bakthavatsalam, editors.

The theme of the book is highly relevant to the current emphasis on environment conservation, with focus on native biodiversity conservation in agro-ecosystems. The current impetus being given to organic farming and export oriented agri-hortculture in the country calls for access to relevant scienti...

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Other Authors: Jalali, S. K., (Editor), Bakthavatsalam, N., (Editor), Ballal, Chandish R., (Editor), Sithanantham, S., (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Delhi : Springer, [2013]
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520 |a The theme of the book is highly relevant to the current emphasis on environment conservation, with focus on native biodiversity conservation in agro-ecosystems. The current impetus being given to organic farming and export oriented agri-hortculture in the country calls for access to relevant scientific knowledge base among the stakeholders. Research on biological pest control is more than a century old in India. Egg parasitoids, which are mainly tiny wasps, led by the family Trichogrammatidae, are the most widely utilized natural enemies for biological control globally. Over thirty countries are using these bioagents to protect over 10 million hectares of agricultural and forestry crops from many important insect pests. The book comprises 18 chapters, which are arranged in continuum, commencing with basic aspects of knowledge and ending in their utilization targets. The chapters cover broadly four areas: bio-diversity and natural occurrence of egg parasitoids, behaviour and adaptation of egg parasitoids, mass production and safe use of egg parasitoids and utilisation of egg parasitoids in different crop ecosystems. Some of the chapters cater to the needs of discipline-wise update on the current R & D scenario-like insect taxonomy, biotechnology, mass-production and quality control of the target organisms - egg-parasitoids, which are useful for laboratory scientists/researchers. There are also chapters devoted to knowledge status and scope for utilization of egg parasitoids in different target crops, which cater to requirements of field entomologists and extensionists for use in their tasks of guiding farmers/local guides. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references. 
505 0 0 |t Future thrusts for egg parasitoids research in India /  |r S. Sithantham, Chandish R. Ballal, and S.K. Jalali --  |t Biosystematic studies on trichogrammatidae with special reference to Indian species /  |r H. Nagaraja and B. Ramesh --  |t Molecular taxonomy of trichogrammatids /  |r K. Srinivasa Murthy, S.K. Jalali, and R. Stouthamer --  |t Natural occurrence, host range and distribution of trichogrammatid egg parasitoids /  |r S.K. Jalali --  |t Trichogrammatids behavioural ecology /  |r N. Bakthavatsalam, P.L. Tandon, and Deepa Bhagat --  |t Trichogrammatids : adaptation to stresses /  |r T. Venkatesan and S.K. Jalali --  |t Safety testing of pesticides for integration with trichogrammatids /  |r Y. Lalitha, T. Venkatesan, and S.K. Jalali --  |t Mass production of trichogrammatid parasitoids /  |r H. Nagaraja --  |t Trichogrammatids: integration with other methods of pest control /  |r Pradyumn Kumar, J.C. Sekhar, and Jaswinder Kaur --  |t Trichogramma: non-target risk assessment methodologies and guidelines /  |r S. Sithanantham --  |t Other egg parasitoids research for utilisation /  |r Chandish R. Ballal --  |t Utility of trichogramma for biocontrol of sugarcane borers /  |r S. Sithanantham, N. Geetha, Arun Baitha, and S.K. Jalali --  |t Egg parasitoids in cotton ecosystem /  |r D.N. Yadav --  |t Egg parasitoids in tobacco ecosystem /  |r S. Gunneswara Rao and U. Sreedhar --  |t Egg parasitoids in cereal crops ecosystem /  |r Gururaj Katti, A.P. Padmakumari, and I.C. Pasalu --  |t Egg parasitoids in legume crops ecosystem /  |r M.A. Khan, Siddharth Tiwari, Meena Agnihotri, and Sunita Pandey --  |t Egg parasitoids of fruit crop pests /  |r M. Mani, A. Krishnamoorthy, and P.R. Gupta --  |t Egg parasitoids in vegetable crops ecosystem : research status and scope for utilization /  |r A. Krishnamoorthy, M. Mani, and P.N. Ganga Visalakshy. 
650 0 |a Parasitoids. 
650 0 |a Agricultural pests  |x Control. 
650 0 |a Pests  |x Biological control. 
650 0 |a Insects as biological pest control agents. 
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