Integrated pest management for sustainable agriculture

Abrol, D.P. and Wilson, L. (2012) Integrated pest management for sustainable agriculture. In: Integrated pest management: principles and practice. CAB International Publishing, UK, pp. 27-40. ISBN 978-1-84593-808-6

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This chapter describes the implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) in Australian cotton as an example of the broad strategic and tactical approach that could be applied to a range of field crops. The Australian cotton industry illustrates well the numerous challenges of integration and implementation of IPM and how these might be overcome. The key IPM components utilized in Australian cotton production are presented, i.e. pest-tolerant varieties, agronomic components (sowing date, water management and plant growth regulators), trap crops, predators, selective insecticides, rotation crops and transgenic crops. Some of the constraints and challenges to adoption of IPM principles in the extensive Australian grain industries (e.g. wheat, canola [rape] and legumes) where uptake has been minimal are discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated pest management, sustainable agriculture
Author Affiliation: CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, 41 Boggo Road, Dutton Park, Brisbane, Queensland 4102, Australia.
Subjects: Plant Protection
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2013 04:58
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2013 04:58

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