Advisory Work in Crop Pest and Disease Management

  • Josef Palti
  • Reuben Ausher

Part of the Crop Protection Monographs book series (CROP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Advisory Work in Pest and Disease Management in the General Framework of Agricultural Production

  3. Advice for Pest and Disease Control: Tasks and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Z. Arenstein, J. Golan, J. Palti, I. Dishon
      Pages 25-44
    3. A. Genizi, H. Frankel, J. Palti, R. Ausher, C. H. Blazquez, R. Hochberg et al.
      Pages 57-131
    4. Y. Elkana, J. Palti, R. Ausher, J. Eshel
      Pages 161-173
  4. How Crop Protection Advice Is Given in Various Countries: a Diversity of Objectives and Approaches

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-284

About this book


Advisory work, by its very nature, is an intermediary between the re­ search worker and those who apply the results of his research. The challenge of advisory work is to devise means of and find pathways for transmitting research results to the user, overcome the reluctance of the latter to change, and often combine novel ideas with well-estab­ lished traditions. Nowhere is this challenge greater than in farming. This is especially true in developing countries, where the gap in the educational level between research workers and farmers may be ex­ tremely wide. Moreover, village-level advisers are often overburdened with non-professional functions and are not sufficiently backed up by well-trained professional advisers. Thus, in many of these countries there is a serious discrepancy between the knowledge available and that needed and actually applied on the farm. Advisory work in crop protection is no exception, but profits to some extent from two facts: (1) because of the potentially catastrophic nature of pest attack, governments often operate a supervisory crop protection service, the staff of which may be able to dispense some pest control advice; and (2) the staff of pesticide distributors tends to fill, at least in part, the need for advice on how to fight pests and dis­ eases with chemicals.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Palti
    • 1
  • Reuben Ausher
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Organization The Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Extension ServiceMinistry of AgricultureTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16242-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70992-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1895
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