Advances in Pest Management in Commercial Flowers

1st Edition

Suprakash Pal, Aksha Kumar Chakravarthy

Apple Academic Press
December 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 289 Pages - 5 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771888172 - CAT# K423655
Series: Innovations in Horticultural Science

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Summary

Floricultural crops all over the world are challenged by a number of insect and mite pests. The pest scenario is changing, and with climate change the instances of new pest incidences have become a more common problem. Like other crops, the intensive cultivation of commercial flowers has accentuated pest problems, as farmers tend to use more agricultural chemicals, which, in turn, increase the problems of pesticide resistance, pest resurgence, and residues leading to health hazards.

This volume, Advances in Pest Management in Commercial Flowers, looks at the major challenges and improvements in this growing area today. It first provides an informative overview of worldwide pests of important commercial flowers. It explores a number of important issues in this area, such as the role of climate change on insect pests of commercial flowers and the synthetic chemicals and their possible harmful effects on the environment.

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