Integrated Pest Management Options for Better Crop Production uri icon

abstract

  • Every one is greedy and wants to produce more and more at the cost of the natureand the natural resources. The present day natural resource management is a perfectexample of how Indian agriculture is a%ecting the eco-systems. The excessivedependence on chemical pesticides led to the development of resistance in pests topesticides, out breaks of secondary pests and pathogens/biotypes, and occurrenceof residues in food chain. To overcome such situations and minimize damage tohuman-and animal-health, several organizations have started advocating theconcept of IPM with better pro)ts. This chapter is aimed to discuss the importanceof various insect pests and diseases of economic importance of major crops in Indiaand their eco-friendly management strategies in watershed perspective

publication date

  • 2009