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  • Insect Antifeedantsby Opender Koul

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 265.00

    Dependence upon neurotoxic chemicals as a means to control pest insects has lead to several problems: environmental hazards associated with broad-spectrum pesticides, negative impacts on non-target organisms such as natural enemies and pollinators, and the development of resistance to these chemicals among target species. Researchers have sought alternatives... more...

  • Predators and Parasitoidsby Opender Koul; G. S. Dhaliwal

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 172.95

    Their natural enemies largely determine the population size and dynamic behavior of many plant-eating insects. Any reduction in enemy number can result in an insect outbreak. Applied biological control is thus one strategy for restoring functional biodiversity in many agroecosystems. Predators and Parasitoids addresses the role of natural enemies in... more...

  • Phytochemical Biopesticidesby Opender Koul; G. S. Dhaliwal

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 209.95

    In recent years, the development of biological pest control strategies has focused on the chemical profiles of insect-plant interactions. Plants exhibit an extensive range of defensive strategies, which include insect avoidance, deterrence and antibiosis. The need to overcome these vegetative defence responses has driven the evolution of an array of... more...

  • Microbial Biopesticidesby Opender Koul; G. S. Dhaliwal

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 231.00

    Biotechnological research has provided key developments in pest control agents, focusing on pathogens of insect pests as formulated biological pesticides. Emphasis has been placed on bacteria and viruses as they are well understood and easily manipulated. Microbial Biopesticides provides a comprehensive overview of the advances made in the use of bacteria,... more...

  • Neem: Today and in the New Millenniumby Opender Koul; Seema Wahab

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 259.00

    The chemicals from plant sources, generally termed as phytochemicals, play an important role in acceptance or rejection of the plant by the pests as they could be distasteful or toxic on one hand or on the other hand specialist herbivores have the capability to feed on many such chemicals, as they are able to process these natural products in a manner... more...

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