The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly pest control method that fits into area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes. This book describes the principles and practice of SIT, frankly evaluating its strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures. SIT is useful against pests that have considerable impact on plant, animal and human health, and criteria are provided to guide in the selection of pests appropriate for SIT.
Number of pages: 787
Weight: 1211 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 41 mm
Edition: 2005 ed.
From the reviews:
"Integrated pest management (IPM) requires the use of all available tools to manage pests. Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) exhaustively reviews the principles and practices of SIT in area-wide IPM. ... this book thoroughly reviews the history, application, successes and failures of SIT, and its value as a component of area-wide IPM. ... the application of newer technologies to area-wide IPM makes this an outstanding international contribution to IPM. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; general readers." (R. Frederiksen, CHOICE, Vol. 43 (10), June, 2006)
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