Biointensive Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural by P. Parvatha Reddy

By P. Parvatha Reddy

Through ‘Green Revolution’ in past due Sixties, India completed self-sufficiency in nutrients construction, yet nonetheless the rustic has no longer accomplished self-sufficiency in creation of horticultural plants. lots of the development in meals creation throughout the eco-friendly revolution interval is attributed to using larger degrees of fertilizers and insecticides that are carrying on with to damage sturdy conventional ecosystems. The problem sooner than the crop safety scientist is to extend yields from the prevailing land with no harming the surroundings and source base. this is often completed by means of adopting green Biointensive built-in Pest administration (BIPM) strategy.

BIPM accommodates ecological and fiscal elements into agricultural method layout and choice making, and addresses public matters approximately environmental caliber and foodstuff protection. some great benefits of imposing BIPM can comprise decreased chemical enter expenses, decreased on-farm and off-farm environmental affects, and greater and sustainable pest administration. An ecology-based IPM has the possibility of reducing inputs of gasoline, equipment, and artificial chemicals-all of that are power in depth and more and more high priced by way of monetary and environmental effect. Such mark downs will profit the grower and society.

The current booklet offers with the newest biointensive built-in methods for pest administration using elements reminiscent of bioagents [predators, parasitoids and pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses)], botanicals (biofumigation, oil muffins, FYM, compost, crop residues, eco-friendly manuring and different natural amendments), arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, actual tools (hot water remedy of planting fabric, soil solarization), cultural tools (crop rotation, summer time ploughing, fallowing, intercropping, pruning, mulching, spacing, planting date, catch cropping, etc.), biorational chemical compounds (pheromones) and resistant cultivars. This publication can function an invaluable connection with coverage makers, learn and extension employees, practising farmers and scholars. the cloth can be used for educating post-graduate courses.

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