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Introduction

  • V. Selvanarayanan
Chapter

Abstract

Since the seventeenth century, efforts have paved way for developing insect-resistant varieties. Resistant varieties are compatible with biological and cultural practices. Resistant varieties are especially of value in low-income group crops. Resistant varieties may enhance the efficacy of insecticides and environment quality. On the whole, resistant varieties form an ideal means of pest suppression.

Keywords

Resistant Varieties Role in pest management History Resistant variety Ecology 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The author is thankful to the authorities of Annamalai University and the sources like http://www.pestnet.org, http://www.agritech.tnau.ac.in, http://www.musarama.org , www.bugwood.com, BugGuide.Net, www.aphotofauna.com and barmac.com.au for the photographs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Selvanarayanan
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  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureDepartment of Entomology, Annamalai UniversityChidambaramIndia

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