• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Host Plant Resistance to Insec (Paperback)
  • Host Plant Resistance to Insec (Paperback)

Host Plant Resistance to Insec (Paperback)

(author), (author)
Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 01/07/1995
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

The overuse and misuse of insecticides some four decades ago created major environmental problems and was followed by the development of an `integrated pest management' approach to crop pests. This approach utilizes a combination of host plant resistance and cultural, biological and chemical control methods. Crop improvement programs emphasize the breeding of crop varieties with multiple resistance to pests, and resistant varieties developed in recent years represent some of the greatest achievements of modern agriculture. This book presents a broad overview of host plant resistance to insect pests. It shows how plants can defend themselves naturally and how insects have adapted to overcome these mechanisms through coevolution. It also describes screening and breeding for insect resistance.

Publisher: CABI Publishing
ISBN: 9780851989631
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 940 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 29 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Colour Atlas of Weed Seedlings
Added to basket
Getting Started in Your Own Wood
Added to basket
Mole Catching
Added to basket
Managing Pests and Diseases
Added to basket
Outwitting Squirrels
Added to basket


Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.