Integrated Pest Management

Pesticide Problems, Vol.3

  • David Pimentel
  • Rajinder Peshin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Rajinder Peshin, WenJun Zhang
    Pages 1-46
  3. Bill Clark, Rory Hillocks
    Pages 73-97
  4. Majeed Safa, Meriel Watts
    Pages 99-126
  5. David Pimentel, Michael Burgess
    Pages 127-139
  6. Dharam P. Abrol, Uma Shankar
    Pages 167-199
  7. Thomas W. Culliney
    Pages 201-225
  8. T. V. K. Singh, J. Satyanarayana, Rajinder Peshin
    Pages 227-243
  9. Peter Kromann, Thomas Miethbauer, Oscar Ortiz, Gregory A. Forbes
    Pages 245-268
  10. Ian Heap
    Pages 281-301
  11. Cesar R. Rodriguez-Saona, Dean Polk, Lukasz L. Stelinski
    Pages 355-392
  12. Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi, Rajinder Peshin, Giuseppe Feola
    Pages 409-432
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 471-474

About this book


This book, the third in the series on integrated pest management (IPM), deals with pesticide use and the negative consequences of pesticide use in world agriculture. Despite some notable success, IPM implementation and pesticide reduction programs have not achieved the envisioned impact. Low volume pesticides and Bt crops both decreased and stabilized pesticide use in the last two decades, but in the last few years pesticide use has increased, and herbicide resistant transgenic crops are one of the factors propelling it. The book captures the essence of different techniques to reduce pesticide use from the perspective of international authorities from different disciplines and industry. The book will serve the professionals, researcher, academia, governments, industry and students.

David Pimentel is a professor of ecology and agricultural sciences at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. His Ph.D. is from Cornell University. His research spans the fields of energy, ecological and economic aspects of pest control, biological control, biotechnology, sustainable agriculture, land and water conservation, and environmental policy. Pimentel has published over 700 scientific papers and 40 books and has served on many national and government committees including the National Academy of Sciences; President’s Science Advisory Council; U.S Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare; Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress; and the U.S. State Department.

Rajinder Peshin is an associate professor at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu, India. His Ph.D. is from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. His research expertise is diffusion and evaluation issues associated with sustainable agriculture research and development programs. Peshin has developed an empirical model for predicting the adoptability of agricultural technologies when put to trial at farmers’ fields, and an evaluation methodology for integrated pest management programs. He has published more than 50 scientific papers and chapters of books, and has authored three books. He has also edited two books on integrated pest management, published by Springer in 2009.


IPM extension crop losses pesticides problems transgenic crops

Editors and affiliations

  • David Pimentel
    • 1
  • Rajinder Peshin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Entomology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.FOA Chatha Div. Agricultural Extension EducationSher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & TechnologyJammuIndia

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