Pests of Stored Foodstuffs and Their Control

  • Dennis S. Hill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pages 19-23
  3. Pages 41-54
  4. Pages 55-69
  5. Pages 71-78
  6. Pages 79-95
  7. Pages 103-115
  8. Pages 117-120
  9. Pages 121-124
  10. Pages 125-134
  11. Pages 135-315
  12. Pages 327-331
  13. Pages 335-339

About this book

Introduction

This book is intended to serve as an introduction to the pests of stored foodstuffs of all types on a worldwide basis, and as a broad reference text. It is aimed at being complementary to the more detailed and more specific texts that are listed in the References. It does presuppose an adequate basic knowledge of entomology and zoology in the user. The stored products mentioned in the text are commercial products in the widest sense, including all types of plant and animal materials in addition to grain and prepared foodstuffs. Storage is viewed very broadly, from one day on a shelf to several years in a silo, or refrigerated store at -20°C. In many publications the produce surveyed has been restricted to stored grains, because of their obvious importance to human society, and because of the great quantities involved. For many different materials, of both plant and animal origin, there is a shortage of specific information, but it is to be hoped that this situation will gradually be rectified. It should be clearly understood that any reference to animal pests is made in the strict zoological sense, and refers to any members of the Kingdom Animalia. There is a regrettable tendency in some circles to use the term ‘animal’ as being synonymous with ‘mammal’ – a habit to be deplored! There is definite emphasis on animal pests in this text, but micro-organisms are included where relevant.

Keywords

Aves Insecta Mammalia Mollusca Platyhelminthes food industry food science pesticides transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Dennis S. Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental ConservationUniversiti Malaysia SarawakMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-306-48131-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0735-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48131-4
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