Applied Entomology by Sandhya Agrawal
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book has been designed as an introductory manual which seeks to inform
readers on the principles, concepts and practices which give shape to applied
entomology. Entomological research is primarily concerned with improving
knowledge of those insects that are helpful or harmful to humans.
The book looks into the ways insects serve human life, such as through products like honey, beeswax, silk, their role in genetic experimentation, as well as their destructive capabilities exhibited through crop eating, and causing diseases. The emphasis is on under-standing how entomology has served to enhance the potential of insects in their usefulness and controlling their destructive nature, the current trends in the field, as well as future opportunities.
AUTHOR: Sandhya Agrawal | ISBN: 9788189473686 | YEAR: 2009 | PAGES: 314 | SIZE: 14.5 x 22.5 x 2 cm. | BINDING: Hard | LANGUAGE: English
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sandhya Agarwal, is assistant professor of botany, did her M.Sc.
and Ph.D. degree in botany. She has been teaching and conducting research in
botany for the past 20 years. Her research interests include plant pathology,
physiology, genetics and ethnobotany. She has published over 20 research papers
in national and international journals and has authored more than a dozen books
Dr. Sandhya has travelled abroad widely and has presented papers in many international conferences. She has contributed several invited articles to many books and encyclopaedias. Presently, she is actively engaged in R&D on various aspects of medicinal and aromatic plants of India. She has received many research awards and grants.
2. Biological Characteristics of Insects
3. Root-eating Insects
4. Chewing Insects
5. Piercing and Sucking Insects
6. Seed and Fruit-eating Insects
7. Rice Insect Pests
8. Insect Vectors of Maize
9. Insect Pest of Strawberry
10. Arthropod Pests of Onion
11. Insect Pests of Canola
12. Dispersal by Insect Pests
13. Plant Resistance to Insects
14. Insect Management in the Home Garden
15. Sterile Insect Release Method
16. Cultural Control of Insect Pests
17. Use of Insect Sex Pheromones in Pest Management
18. Integrated Pest Management
19. Environmental Risk in Pest Management