American Pests

American Pests
Author: James E. McWilliams
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-06-17
ISBN: 0231511361
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The world of insects is one we only dimly understand. Yet from using arsenic, cobalt, and quicksilver to kill household infiltrators to employing the sophisticated tools of the Orkin Man, Americans have fought to eradicate the "bugs" they have learned to hate. Inspired by the still-revolutionary theories of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, James E. McWilliams argues for a more harmonious and rational approach to our relationship with insects, one that does not harm our environment and, consequently, ourselves along the way. Beginning with the early techniques of colonial farmers and ending with the modern use of chemical insecticides, McWilliams deftly shows how America's war on insects mirrors its continual struggle with nature, economic development, technology, and federal regulation. He reveals a very American paradox: the men and women who settled and developed this country sought to control the environment and achieve certain economic goals; yet their methods of agricultural expansion undermined their efforts and linked them even closer to the inexorable realities of the insect world. As told from the perspective of the often flamboyant actors in the battle against insects, American Pests is a fascinating investigation into the attitudes, policies, and practices that continue to influence our behavior toward insects. Asking us to question, if not abandon, our reckless (and sometimes futile) attempts at insect control, McWilliams convincingly argues that insects, like people, have an inherent right to exist and that in our attempt to rid ourselves of insects, we compromise the balance of nature.

Exotic Plant Pests and North American Agriculture

Exotic Plant Pests and North American Agriculture
Author: Charles Wilson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0323146724
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exotic Plant Pests and North American Agriculture examines the threat posed by exotic pests introduced to North American agriculture. It considers the impact of introduced pests on humans, and it highlights the need for intensified research efforts and international cooperation to prevent further introductions. Organized into 17 chapters plus an epilogue, this volume begins with a historical overview of pest introductions, including insects and mites, and possible introductions in the future. It then discusses the impact of introduced weeds in North America; ecology and genetics of exotic species; how to detect and stop pest introductions; and research on exotic insects, plant pathogens, and weeds. The reader is also introduced to the use of exotic natural enemies for biological control of exotic pests, prediction of potential epidemics caused by exotic pests, insurance against exotic plant pathogens, and international cooperation on controlling exotic pests. Scientists, plant pathologists, ecologists, and those working in academics, government research laboratories, and regulatory agencies will benefit from reading this book.

Pathogens and Microbial Control of North American Forest Insect Pests

Pathogens and Microbial Control of North American Forest Insect Pests
Author: James R. Fuxa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forest conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forest Pest and Disease Management in Latin America

Forest Pest and Disease Management in Latin America
Author: Sergio A. Estay
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2020-02-26
ISBN: 3030351432
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Pest and Disease Management in Latin America Book Excerpt:

By providing multiple economic goods and ecosystem services, Latin American forests play a key role in the environmental, social and economic welfare of the region’s countries. From the tropical forests of Central America to the Mediterranean and temperate vegetation of the southern cone, these forests face a myriad of phytosanitary problems that negatively impact on both conservation efforts and forest industry. This book brings together the perspectives of several Latin American researchers on pest and disease management. Each chapter provides modern views of the status and management alternatives to problems as serious as the impact of introduced exotic insects and diseases on Pinus and Eucalyptus plantations throughout the continent, and the emergence of novel insect outbreaks in tropical and temperate native forests associated with global warming. It is a valuable guide for researchers and practitioners working on forest health in Latin America and around the world.

The Invertebrate Pests of Annual Food Crops in Central America

The Invertebrate Pests of Annual Food Crops in Central America
Author: Andrew B. S. King,Joseph L. Saunders
Publsiher: Bib. Orton IICA / CATIE
Total Pages: 166
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780902500112
Category: Agricultural pests
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The nature of pests; Integrated pest management; Kley to the more common pests of annual food crops; Pest descriptions; Pesticides and chemical control.

Forest Pests in Central America

Forest Pests in Central America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: CATIE
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9789977571355
Category: Forest insects
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Agriculturist

American Agriculturist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rodent Pest Management

Rodent Pest Management
Author: Ishwar Prakash
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN: 1351093355
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rodent Pest Management Book Excerpt:

The objective of this multi-authored compendium is, therefore, to bring together the state of arts reported in one place. Written by specialists by specialists in various fields of rondentology, and to suggest future lines of research. It is also felt that this work on rodent pest management will trigger more research effort for the benefit of mankind and help certain countries and organizations in revitalizing serious work in this field which, it appears, has dampened during the last few years.

Area Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests

Area Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests
Author: Diana Perez-Staples,Francisco Diaz-Fleischer,Pablo Montoya,Maria Teresa Vera
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN: 1000711269
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pests have a profound impact on horticultural production and economy of many countries. It is fundamental to understand their biology and evaluate methods for their suppression, containment, or eradication. Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests comprises contributions from scientists from around the world on several species of tephritids working on diverse subjects with a focus on area-wide management of these pests. The first three sections of the book explore aspects of the biology, ecology, physiology, behavior, taxonomy, and morphology of fruit flies. The next two sections provide evidence on the efficacy of attractants, risk assessment, quarantine, and post-harvest control methods. The fifth and sixth sections examine biological control methods such as the Sterile Insect Technique and the use of natural enemies of fruit flies. The seventh section focuses on area-wide integrated pest management and action programs. Finally, the eighth section examines social, economic, and policy issues of action programs aimed at involving the wider community in the control of these pests and facilitate the development of control programs. Features: Presents information on the biology of tephritid flies. Provides knowledge on the use of natural enemies of fruit flies for their biological control. Includes research results on models and diets used for the Sterile Insect Technique. Reports developments on the chemical ecology of fruit flies that contribute to make control methods more specific and efficient. Reviews subjects such as Holistic Pest Management and Area-Wide Management Programs including social, economic, and policy issues in various countries. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429355738, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Recent Advances in Research on Predation on Insect Pests in North America

Recent Advances in Research on Predation on Insect Pests in North America
Author: H. C. Chiang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Insect pests
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biological Control

Biological Control
Author: Peter G. Mason
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN: 1486309364
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Control Book Excerpt:

Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management provides a historical summary of organisms and main strategies used in biological control, as well as the key challenges confronting biological control in the 21st century. Biological control has been implemented for millennia, initially practised by growers moving beneficial species from one local area to another. Today, biological control has evolved into a formal science that provides ecosystem services to protect the environment and the resources used by humanity. With contributions from dedicated scientists and practitioners from around the world, this comprehensive book highlights important successes, failures and challenges in biological control efforts. It advocates that biological control must be viewed as a global endeavour and provides suggestions to move practices forward in a changing world. Biological Control is an invaluable resource for conservation specialists, pest management practitioners and those who research invasive species, as well as students studying pest management science.

Pests and Their Control

Pests and Their Control
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1949
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Insect pests
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biologists and the Promise of American Life

Biologists and the Promise of American Life
Author: Philip J. Pauly
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691186332
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Explorers, evolutionists, eugenicists, sexologists, and high school biology teachers--all have contributed to the prominence of the biological sciences in American life. In this book, Philip Pauly weaves their stories together into a fascinating history of biology in America over the last two hundred years. Beginning with the return of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1806, botanists and zoologists identified science with national culture, linking their work to continental imperialism and the creation of an industrial republic. Pauly examines this nineteenth-century movement in local scientific communities with national reach: the partnership of Asa Gray and Louis Agassiz at Harvard University, the excitement of work at the Smithsonian Institution and the Geological Survey, and disputes at the Agriculture Department over the continent's future. He then describes the establishment of biology as an academic discipline in the late nineteenth century, and the retreat of life scientists from the problems of American nature. The early twentieth century, however, witnessed a new burst of public-oriented activity among biologists. Here Pauly chronicles such topics as the introduction of biology into high school curricula, the efforts of eugenicists to alter the "breeding" of Americans, and the influence of sexual biology on Americans' most private lives. Throughout much of American history, Pauly argues, life scientists linked their study of nature with a desire to culture--to use intelligence and craft to improve American plants, animals, and humans. They often disagreed and frequently overreached, but they sought to build a nation whose people would be prosperous, humane, secular, and liberal. Life scientists were significant participants in efforts to realize what Progressive Era oracle Herbert Croly called "the promise of American life." Pauly tells their story in its entirety and explains why now, in a society that is rapidly returning to a complex ethnic mix similar to the one that existed for a hundred years prior to the Cold War, it is important to reconnect with the progressive creators of American secular culture.

Agriculture Rural Development and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1980 Congressional witnesses Department of Agriculture General Accounting Office nondepartmental witnesses

Agriculture  Rural Development  and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1980  Congressional witnesses  Department of Agriculture  General Accounting Office  nondepartmental witnesses
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administrative law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America Book Excerpt:

The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

American Entomologist

American Entomologist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Policies for Agroindustrial Development Latin America and the Caribbean

Policies for Agroindustrial Development Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bib. Orton IICA / CATIE
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Parasites Pests and Predators

Parasites  Pests  and Predators
Author: S. M. Gaafar,Walter Egner Howard,Rex E. Marsh
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 575
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parasites Pests and Predators Book Excerpt:

Invertebrates; Effects of parasites on animal and meat production; Means of dissemination of parasites; Control of parasites by Chemotherapy; Genetic control of parasites; Biological control of parasites; Parasiticides and the environment; Public health significance of animal parasites; Intestinal Protozoa; Blood Protozoa; Flukes of domestic animals; Tapeworms; Trichostrongylosis in ruminants; Ascaridoses of domesticated animals; Equine strongylosis; Lungworms of ruminants; Flies and myiasis; Mange mites and other parasitic mites; Ticks; Importance of immunology in relation to parasitism and animal production; Vertebrates; Vertebrate predators, competitors and disease carriers of livestock introduction and overview; Predators of Southern Africa; Asian predators of livestock; Australian predators of livestock; Large mammal and bird predators of livestock in North America; Reptilian and small mammalian predators of livestock in North America; Wild Ungulates as competitors of livestock; European rabbit and hare as pests of livestock; Competition of rodents and other small mammals with livestock in the United States; Livestock diseases caused; Effects of vampire bats and paralytic rabies on livestock production.

Our Struggle Against Pests

Our Struggle Against Pests
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Insect pests
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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