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Area-wide Integrated Pest Management

Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780367769864
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Extensive reliance on insecticides reduces biodiversity, contributes to pollinator decline, destroys habitat and threatens endangered species. This book offers a more effective application of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, on an area-wide (AW) or population-wide (AW-IPM) basis. It addresses the importance of problem-solving research, planning and baseline data collection, integrating tools for appropriate control strategies, and pilot trials. The 48 chapters authored by 184 experts cover advances in genetics, molecular biology, biological control, resistance management, modelling, automated surveillance and unmanned aerial release systems.