Crop Protection
$18.99

Crop Protection

By Thelma McCatty-Cover
US$ 18.99
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Book Description

Crop Protection presents in-depth information on managing pests and diseases of tropical plants in an easy to follow format with numerous colour photographs and illustrations, review questions and additional readings. Chapters 1 – 3 discuss the main categories of agricultural pests and diseases and their symptoms; the conditions that pre-dispose plants to attack; and the role of beneficial organisms. Chapters 4 – 6 focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and provide practical guidance on non-chemical and chemical control measures; weed identification and weed management. This is an excellent instructional text for students of vocational agriculture in secondary schools and junior colleges as well as for persons engaged in gardening, horticulture and farming who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills to better manage pests and disease problems.
Practical exercises geared toward competency assessments for Levels 1 and 2 vocational agriculture qualifications are provided in 2 separate workbooks, namely: Workbook 5.1 - Managing Pests and Diseases; and Workbook 5.2 - Managing Weeds.

Table of Contents
  • PREFACE
  • SECTION 1 – UNDERLYING KNOWLEDGE
  • 1.1 FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO PEST AND DISEASE  OUTBREAKS
  • 1.2 CATEGORIES OF PESTS
  • 1.3 CATEGORIES OF DISEASE-CAUSING ORGANISMS
  • 1.4 NON-PATHOGENIC FACTORS
  • 1.5 BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS – SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2 – PLANT PESTS
  • 2.1 LIFE CYCLE OF INSECTS
  • 2.2 FEEDING HABITS OF INSECT PESTS
  • 2.3 DETECTING CHEWING PESTS
  • 2.4 DETECTING SUCKING INSECTS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • SECTION 3 – PLANT DISEASES
  • 3.1 DISEASE DEVELOPMENT
  • 3.2 DETECTING FUNGAL DISEASES
  • 3.3 DETECTING BACTERIAL DISEASES
  • 3.4 SYMPTOMS OF DISEASES CAUSED BY VIRUSES
  • 3.5 COMMON DISEASE PROBLEMS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS – SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4 – INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
  • 4.1 MONITORING TOOLS
  • 4.2 SCOUTING PROCEDURES
  • 4.3 DETECTING DISEASES
  • 4.4 DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM
  • 4.5 NON-CHEMICAL MEASURES
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS – SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5 - CHEMICAL MEASURES
  • 5.1 TREATMENT THRESHOLD
  • 5.2 PESTICIDE CLASSIFICATIONS
  • 5.3 EXPOSURE RISKS AND CAUTIONS
  • 5.4 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
  • 5.5 APPLICATION EQUIPMENT
  • 5.6 APPLICATION PROCEDURES
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS – SECTION 5
  • SECTION 6 – WEEDS
  • 6.1 WEED IMPACTS
  • 6.2 WEED CLASSIFICATIONS
  • 6.3 COLLECTING WEEDS FOR IDENTIFICATION
  • 6.4 COMMON WEED SPECIES
  • 6.5 MANAGING WEEDS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS – SECTION 6
  • APPENDICES
  • REFERENCES
  • KEY WORDS
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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