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Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

  • Mary Louise Flint
  • Robert van den Bosch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mary Louise Flint, Robert van den Bosch
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mary Louise Flint, Robert van den Bosch
    Pages 9-30
  4. Mary Louise Flint, Robert van den Bosch
    Pages 31-50
  5. Mary Louise Flint, Robert van den Bosch
    Pages 51-81
  6. Mary Louise Flint, Robert van den Bosch
    Pages 83-105
  7. Mary Louise Flint, Robert van den Bosch
    Pages 107-119
  8. Mary Louise Flint, Robert van den Bosch
    Pages 121-179
  9. Mary Louise Flint, Robert van den Bosch
    Pages 181-215
  10. Mary Louise Flint, Robert van den Bosch
    Pages 217-224
  11. Mary Louise Flint, Robert van den Bosch
    Pages 225-227
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 229-240

About this book

Introduction

Integrated control of pests was practiced early in this century, well before anyone thought to call it "integrated control" or, still later, "integrated pest management" (IPM), which is the subject of this book by Mary Louise Flint and the late Robert van den Bosch. USDA entomologists W. D. Hunter and B. R. Coad recommended the same principles in 1923, for example, for the control of boll weevil on cotton in the United States. In that program, selected pest-tolerant varieties of cotton and residue destruction were the primary means of control, with insecticides consid­ ered supplementary and to be used only when a measured incidence of weevil damage occurred. Likewise, plant pathologists had also developed disease management programs incorporating varietal selection and cul­ tural procedures, along with minimal use of the early fungicides, such as Bordeaux mixture. These and other methods were practiced well before modern chemical control technology had developed. Use of chemical pesticides expanded greatly in this century, at first slowly and then, following the launching of DDT as a broadly successful insecticide, with rapidly increasing momentum. In 1979, the President's Council on Environmental Quality reported that production of synthetic organic pesticides had increased from less than half a million pounds in 1951 to about 1.4 billion pounds-or about 3000 times as much-in 1977.

Keywords

agriculture cotton development environment evolution fungi fungicide hunter insecticide insects iron pesticide plant tobacco tree

Authors and affiliations

  • Mary Louise Flint
    • 1
  • Robert van den Bosch
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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